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Accounting (SAGE) Level 1 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course can be started at anytime throughout the year and is done via remote learning. Online workshops will be held on Tuesdays 1.30-4.30pm where a tutor will be available to support you and answer any questions.    The course duration is 14 weeks (plus exam)

Entry requirements

  •  Digital skills knowledge
  • Aged 19+

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business. (Skills First)

Course overview

This qualification provides you with an introduction to computerised accounting software, bookkeeping and banking procedures.

 The SAGE Accounting  course provides underpinning knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and the principles of banking procedures using a computerised accounting application. This is a great introduction ahead of progressing to further computerised accounting / payroll courses or AAT qualifications.

 As part of the course, you will be provided with access to *Sage software and course materials on an online portal so that you can study outside of class time at a time to suit you. Resources available will include formative and practice simulations and workshops will be held on Tuesdays 1.30-4.30pm where a tutor will be available to support you and answer any questions.   

*software is not compatible with Windows XP or Apple Macs – unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 via Apple’s Boot Camp utility 

 The course will give you the most up to date skills that will enhance your employability or help you to run the finances of your own business. 


Course content

The units you will study are:

  • Using a computerised accounting application
  • Introduction to book-keeping
  • Working within book-keeping
  • Banking procedures

You will create a portfolio of evidence.

Your will need internet access and computer

You will study remotely

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 2 SAGE Accounting course or study another of our part-time courses.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £225. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Accounting (SAGE) Level 1 Part-time

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