Bookkeeping Certificate at Pitman Training
Sage Line 50 Accounts Course.


Bookkeeping - Sage Line 50

Sage 50 Accounts Course

If you’re looking for a job in bookkeeping or accounts, you’ll need to have mastered Sage 50 Accounts – and this Sage 50 Accounts course is one of the most thorough, confidence building courses to help you do it.

Our Sage 50 Accounts course (previously Sage Line 50 course)is special because not only does it deliver terrific depth on a practical level; it also results in the award of a nationally recognised Pitman Training certificate, respected by employers everywhere.

Sage 50 Accounts is one of the most used software programmes in Britain, so it’s essential to know how to use it if you want to work in bookkeeping.

Study of Sage 50 Accounts will enable you to take the AAT Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping.

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Who Should Study This Sage 50 Accounts Course?

We strongly recommend that you are already skilled in double entry bookkeeping and can confidently prepare accounts to trial balance, profit & loss and balance sheet level before embarking on this programme.

If you’re unsure about your current level of proficiency, just get in touch and one of our Course Advisors will be able to assess your skills.

This Pitman Training Sage 50 Accounts course is recognised as an official computerised bookkeeping course by the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB).

Course Content

In 13 in depth lessons in Sage 50 Accounts bookkeeping training, you’ll cover the following:

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Sage program, changing the financial year, changing the program date, customers and suppliers opening balances, entering new customers and suppliers, data protection and security, backing up accounts data

  • Lesson 2: Restoring data from a previous lesson, entering opening balances in the nominal ledger, preparing and printing a trial balance, setting up opening assets, liabilities and capital balances, entering budgets, producing routine reports

  • Lesson 3: Changing the program date, checking data, the products window, making stock adjustments in, entering supplier invoices for products and services, posting error corrections, amending existing customer and supplier records

  • Lesson 4: Creating customer invoices, previewing and printing customer invoices, checking the activity on a selected customer account, updating ledgers, generating customer letters, entering details of a new product, checking communication history

  • Lesson 5: Entering customer and bank receipts, part payment, producing statements for customers, the customer and supplier dashboards, the diary

  • Lesson 6: Processing payments made against supplier invoices, processing bank payments for non-invoiced items, entering petty cash payments and restoring the petty cash float, doing a bank transfer, using a journal to correct errors, using a journal to update the accounts with payroll details, the structure of nominal accounts, adding a new nominal account, printing a trial balance

  • Lesson 7: Reconciling the November bank statement, printing and viewing bank reports and day books, using criteria to view specific reports, printing out the audit trail, correcting basic entry errors, reconciling the debtors and creditors control accounts

  • Lesson 8: Deleting obsolete customer and supplier records, setting up a customer to receive settlement discount, using memorise and recall in the batch supplier invoice window, creating sales credit notes, processing purchase credit notes, adjusting stock records for returns

  • Lesson 9: Posting a payment on account, allocating a payment on account, processing a receipt that includes settlement discount, using memorise and recall in the bank window, setting up a recurring entry, deleting a recurring entry, processing petty cash for December, entering several journals, reconcile the December bank statement

  • Lesson 10: Adding a new user to Sage, setting up a bill of materials, creating a new product record, performing a stock take and making adjustments, producing product price lists and discount structures, creating delivery addresses

  • Lesson 11: Deleting a price list, creating and amending sales orders, allocating/unallocating stock, placing orders on hold, deleting orders, updating stock and recording despatch details

  • Lesson 12: Creating and amending purchase orders, processing sales orders, allocating/unallocating stock, marking orders as delivered, cancelling orders, updating purchase order details, updating stock levels

  • Lesson 13: Checking and reconciling the VAT return, the VAT transfer wizard, printing out a trial balance, producing profit & loss and balance sheet for management accounts, checking budget figures versus actuals, carrying out the year end procedure

Sage Line 50 Course Structure

The course takes around 30 hours of self-paced study to complete at one of our training centres.

We’re based in the following locations:

You’ll work through the course in your own time with an audio guide and a comprehensive workbook, and will benefit from the help and support of our training team who are on hand when you get stuck or have any questions.

Our opening hours are really flexible – we’re open daytimes, evenings and Saturdays, so it’s really easy for you to fit your Sage Line 50 training around your other commitments.

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Other Bookkeeping Courses

We offer a number of different Bookkeeping courses, aimed at vary levels of experience.

If you’re not sure which Bookkeeping course is for you, just contact us by phone or email and have a chat with one of our Course Advisors who will be able to assess your skills and your career aspirations, and advise which course is for you.

You can even try a free sample of the course before you start if you like.

Please see below for our full list of Bookkeeping courses:

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