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Sage Business Cloud Accounting Software (Level 2)

Course Overview

This Sage Business Cloud Accounting Software (Level 2) 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 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. 

We are incredibly honoured to have won the PQ Magazine’s
‘Editors Choice Award 2023’ and the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020'.

Key features

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Includes Sage Certificate & Xero Accounting Software
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Includes Sage Certificate & Xero Accounting Software

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Why study the 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 Sage Business Cloud Accounting training with! 

With over 625,000 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 14,000 reviews from our past students.

Benefits of this training course 

  •    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 Sage approved training provider.  
  •    Tutor support included – Our experienced Sage tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  •    A badge of excellence – Sage 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 Sage 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.

Is the Sage Business Cloud Accounting Software with Sage Business Cloud suitable for me? 

Sage Business Cloud suits anyone looking to make the move into Bookkeeping.

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.
  •    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 Sage Business Cloud Accounting Software training?

This Level 2 qualification in the Sage Business Cloud 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.   

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Software Level 2 Syllabus

  • Sage Level 2 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • Sage Level 3 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • Sage Level 4 in Accounting – Not applicable.
  • Sage Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • Sage Levels 3 & 4 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • Sage Levels 2, 3, & 4 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.

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.

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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