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Sage

Sage

Sage Certifications

About Sage

Sage is the market leader of integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems. They produce the most popular accountancy programme used in the UK which serves 23 countries globally, totalling 6.2 million businesses worldwide.

Sage Accounting Software is an affordable, easy-to-use interface that provides:

  • Desktop and cloud-based options.
  • The ability to manage incomes and expenses.
  • Centralise accounting information.
  • Automatically calculate and submit VAT returns to HMRC.
  • The ability to invoice customers using tailored invoices.

In 2005, Sage created the concept of benchmarked skills in the use of Sage with the aim of enabling businesses to have better control and information about their performance. Three years of research, development, and piloting followed, and the company pioneered the development of Sage Accredited Qualifications programme together with their awarding body partners. Sage’s range of online learning courses is designed for individuals who want to improve their skills in the use of Sage software for accounting and payroll and work towards an accredited qualification.

Sage Qualifications has since developed an eLearning Portal from which all courses can be delivered. Sage learners also receive the latest version of the relevant Sage software for the duration of their course.

Sage is ISO 9001:2008 registered and currently sits within the FTSE 100, where they have been since 1999. As a result, learners can be assured that Sage systems abide by the standards of quality management. Sage offers a variety of courses for professionals of different competency levels; whether you’re a complete novice to Sage software or you’re looking to refresh your skills, there is an appropriate Sage accounting course for you.

Benefits

Learn from a market leader - Sage is the market leader in integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems and is the most popular accountancy system in the UK. Professionals with Sage experience and key skills can expect to be highly sought-after by many employers, creating opportunities and career prospects.

Support to find out where to start – Sage Qualifications, in partnership with e-Careers offers a free service for learners to find a course that is the right starting point- complete with resources including workbooks, practice simulations, self-test activities, model answers and start files.

Ideal qualification for individuals pursuing a career in bookkeeping or accounting - A Sage accounting certification is the ideal qualification for individuals looking to pursue a career in accounting, bookkeeping, and/or payroll. There is a wide range of courses available for professionals with different accounting experience and different levels of skills in the industry.

Flexible online learning - Sage courses are delivered online so that you are able to learn at your own pace and in your own time. If you have a timeline of study success in mind, you will be able to dictate when you learn and achieve your goals. Conversely, Sage courses are perfect for individuals that work better in a relaxed environment as it allows you to have full control over the pace at which you learn.

Support throughout your studies - As a learner, you can expect support throughout the duration of your learning in the form of online self-test activities to help you manage and track your progression.

Career opportunities

Sage software is widely used in companies across a vast range of sectors. Gaining a recognised Sage qualification means that you stand out from other applicants as a work-ready candidate who can hit the ground running.

Sage is utilised within a huge variety of industries, so there is always a demand for individuals who have a solid knowledge of Sage software. Taking an official Sage certification course will certainly set you apart from other applicants applying to similar roles, whether you have your own company or are aiming to gain your first role in bookkeeping or accountancy.

Sage is happy to help prospective learners to find out where they should start based on their experience and career aspirations. Sage qualifications are highly beneficial to anyone looking to get into the following careers:

  • Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Small business owner

Once you have achieved a foundational Sage qualification you can go on to continue to develop your career path by completing further advanced Sage certifications. Materials are continually updated as Sage software improves, and functionality is added so you can be sure that you are learning the most up-to-date content possible.

Skilled accounting and bookkeeping professionals are high in demand and attaining a Sage certificate is the ideal way to prove your skills and commitment to potential employers. By attaining these sought-after skills, you will be able to highlight your professional expertise in order to meet the demand for Sage-qualified individuals across all industries. This will undoubtedly have an impact on your career prospects and earning potential as you progress from an administrator to a fully qualified accountant or payroll manager.

One thing is sure - by gaining Sage knowledge and expertise you'll open doors to an exciting new phase in your career, whatever industry you work in.

Which certification?

e-Careers is the largest provider of Sage Certifications in the UK.  We provide a number of standalone Sage certifications, or certifications built into other qualifications such as AAT, CIMA and ICB.  Here are the most popular Sage certifications available through e-Careers.

How to get certified

To get a better idea about which course is right for you, speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700, who will be happy to provide some impartial guidance.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your career journey with our official Sage courses!

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