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AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) with Sage 50

Course Overview

The AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software provides the necessary practical skills and knowledge of using Sage 50 Accounts Professional.

Sage 50 Accounts Professional is the most commonly used accounting software by businesses in the UK, so if you're looking for a career in an industry where these skills would be used (such as in Bookkeeping or Accounting), this course will benefit you.

Topics include: 

  •    Accounting software
  •    Entering accounting transactions
  •    Producing a range of financial reports
  •    The course uses official Sage material, ensuring you're learning from the very best

    We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training, preparing you for a successful career, so we have provided everything necessary to pass your assessments within our training courses. 

    We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed, including your first year AAT registration fee (worth £50), which is required to take your assessment. 

    We are incredibly honoured to announce that we had been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'

    Key features
    • Delivery Method: Online
    • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
    • Tutor Support Included
    • Course Access: 12 months
    • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
    • Includes AAT registration fee
    • Interest-free Payments
    • Includes Sage Certificate & Xero Accounting Software
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    Key features
    • Delivery Method: Online
    • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
    • Tutor Support Included
    • Course Access: 12 months
    • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
    • Includes AAT registration fee
    • Interest-free Payments
    • Includes Sage Certificate & Xero Accounting Software
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    Why study the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software & Sage 50 with e-Careers?

    If you’re interested in a career where you would use Accounting software, such as in an Accounting role, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Accounting training with! 

    With over 600,000 learners in 50 countries, we know that we have built an eLearning solution that is globally recognised and respected. We’re a professional, award-winning company, trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations, including Sachi & Sachi, the NHS, American Express and more!

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    Benefits of this training course 

    •    Includes registration fee – 1 year registration fee included (worth £50).
    •    Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
    •    Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
    •    Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our eLearning training platform, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best.
    •    Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider..   
    •    Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
    •    A badge of excellence – AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and will teach you a range of practical accounting skills.  
    •    Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
    •    Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will boost your earning potential and help you move into more senior job roles.
    •    Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform.  

    Benefits of our Online Training Platform

    •    Your interactive training will include a series of videos and reading materials to keep you engaged and motivated to complete the course.
    •    This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who train at a college level, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
    •    Progressive tests throughout your training to ensure you have understood the subject materials.
    •    Practice assessments to test your overall knowledge.
    •    A study plan is included to help you focus and stay on track.
    •    We update our course materials when required to ensure our students always get the most updated version of our course.
    •    Email notifications if you don't log in to help push you along where needed.

    Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) with Sage 50 training course and kick-start your Accounting career!

    Is the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software course suitable for me?

    This AAT Accounting Software Level 2 Foundation Award would suit anybody interested in getting into bookkeeping and would also be the perfect next step for those who have undertaken the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software. That said, there are no pre-requisites to enrol on this course.   

    This course would be right for you, if:

    •    You wanted to take your first steps towards a career in bookkeeping but are unsure where to begin.
    •    You’re in an administration role and would like to refresh your current skills or build upon your current knowledge of bookkeeping.
    •    You have little to no previous bookkeeping experience and would like to study an entry-level bookkeeping qualification.

    As all our courses are delivered via an online learning platform, we recommend:

    •    You are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian).
    •    You have a solid understanding of the English language.
    •    You’re comfortable with basic mathematics.
    •    You have access to a PC or Laptop. This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however, the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Macs (unless Boot Camp is installed).

    What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Accounting Software training?

    The second qualification in the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software will provide a logical pathway for you to work towards a job as a Bookkeeper, using computerised accounting software. You'll be able to comfortably demonstrate your knowledge in Sage 50 to Sage standards and in a business context. 

    With the skills gained in this Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2), new career opportunities could include:

    •    Clerical Assistant - £17k
    •    Accounts Clerk - £19k
    •    Accounts Administrator - £20k
    •    Finance Assistant - £21k
    •    Bookkeeper - £27k

    (Source: Payscale)

    Business owners will also find this course beneficial. You'll be able to keep your own books, as well as improve the running of your business. Accountants will be able to accurately report and provide essential information to HMRC for VAT returns.

    General Accounting Responsibilities & Salary

    As an Accountant, you will be responsible for different areas of a company’s finances, including: 

    •    Preparing financial documents (bills and invoices).
    •    Completing purchase orders.
    •    Managing payroll.
    •    Completing bank reconciliations and more.

    While salaries range by sector and job role, industry averages are between £20,000 and £24,000 a year at this level.   

    AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 Syllabus

    The course consists of five units of Accounting Software material.

    Unit 1 - Set up accounting software

    •    Enter information relating to the organisation at the beginning of an accounting period.
    •    Set up customer accounts.
    •    Set up supplier accounts.

    Unit 2 - Process sales and purchases transactions

    •    Process sales invoices and credit notes.
    •    Allocate receipts from customers.
    •    Process purchase invoices and credit notes.
    •    Allocate payments to suppliers.

    Unit 3 - Process bank and cash transactions

    •    Process receipts and payments for non-credit transactions.
    •    Process recurring receipts and payments.
    •    Process petty cash receipts and payments.

    Unit 4 - Perform period end routine tasks

    •    Process journals.
    •    Reconcile the bank statement.

    Unit 5 - Produce reports

    •    Produce routine reports for customers and suppliers.
    •    Produce routine reports from the general ledger.

    AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 Assessments

    The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the membership fee is something we have included for free in our courses! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, please. This registration allows you to sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. 

    To earn your AAT and Sage certificates, you will need to take one assessment. The assessment fee is not included in the course price.

    AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

    Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).

    What you need to know

    You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:

    You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)

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    Have been or are under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

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