AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

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

Course Overview

This AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software course provides you with the required practical skills and knowledge of using Sage Business Cloud software and Microsoft Excel.

What is Sage Business Cloud?

Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Sage Business Cloud Payroll are a suite of cloud-based accountancy and payroll products developed by Sage Group aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the self-employed.

First launched in the UK and Ireland in 2011, Sage Business Cloud is a set of small business management tools, offering accounting, payments, time-tracking and payroll tools. It includes mobile apps, which allow you to accept business payments, manage payroll functions and pay bills.

Course 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 best.

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're honoured to have 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 with Sage Business Cloud 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!

We're proud of our excellent rating on TrustPilot, with over 10,000 reviews from our past students.

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 with Sage Business Cloud suitable for me? 

AAT Accounting Software Level 2 Foundation Award suits anyone looking to make the move into Bookkeeping, and would also be ideal for those who have undertaken the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software.    

This course would be right for you, if:

  •    You are unsure where to start a career in bookkeeping.
  •    You’re currently in an administration role but would like to improve your current knowledge in Bookkeeping or upskill.
  •    You have no previous experience in this sector but would like to study an entry-level bookkeeping qualification.

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

This Level 2 qualification in the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software, provides a logical pathway to work towards a career as a Bookkeeper, using computerised accounting software. You'll be able to support your knowledge in Sage Business Cloud 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)

If you're a business owner you will find this course beneficial, as you'll be able to keep your own books and 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

Learning outcome

  •    Understand how to use Sage Business Cloud accounting software.
  •    Become proficient in setting up the accounting software.
  •    Know how to process sales and purchase transactions.
  •    Understand how to process bank and cash transactions.
  •    Become confident in ensuring that VAT is posted to the correct account.
  •    Learn how to effectively perform period end routine tasks.
  •    Discover how to produce professional reports for customers and suppliers (and from the general ledger).


  •    Opening Balances and Journals.
  •    Sales and Purchase Ledgers Transactions.
  •    Bank and Petty Cash Transactions.
  •    The Trial Balance and Data Security.

AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 Assessment Details

To earn your AAT Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software, you will need to pass a computer-based assessment, which we will help you prepare for through a series of progressive tests, which run throughout our training course. The assessment fee is not included in the cost of the course.

The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the subscription 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. 

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)

You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless You have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine):

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).

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).

Synoptic windows revised

Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.

Level 2 synoptic assessments

In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).

Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.

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