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Pathway In Accounting Using SAGE - Level 1 (Certificate)

Course aims

To develop practical basic accounting skills using industry standard software (Sage) and obtain a qualification.

Course length

2 days per week for 30 weeks

Who is this course for?

Are you good with numbers? Do you enjoy the challenge of mathematics? You could be perfect for a stable, well-paid and respected career in accountancy. Our Pathway to Accounting is a unique course designed by Birmingham Adult Education Service.

The course is suitable for adults (19+) who would like to move into a new career, and develop skills in accounting and computers. There is support for English and maths if needed.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Yes, TLM Ingots IT User Skills Level 1 Certificate. There is an assessment for each unit. You can do these in the classroom when you are ready and will have lots of chances to practise the skills you need in class before you do the assessments. The course will develop your English, maths and work/study skills to help prepare you for a future job and studying at higher levels.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

No. The subjects you need are included in this course so no prior experience in accounting is necessary. Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you.

Course content

The qualification includes the following units:

  • Spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Computerised Accounts (Sage)
  • Financial Modelling

English, maths and employability skills are also included and will be aimed at you individually, giving you what you need to make progress. Enrichment activities are embedded into the course. Studying for this focused qualification will quickly increase your employability, confidence and career prospects.

What could this course lead to?

You could apply for bookkeeping jobs or progress in your studies.

How will I learn?

In a classroom environment using course material. There will be group discussions, tutor-led demonstrations, tutorials, small groups, individual and peer teaching. You will have your own personal targets to develop your skills and support your journey to achieve your goals. You will record your own progress, have your work checked regularly and be given feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.

What we require of you as a learner?

You will be invited to a one to one progress review with your tutor. Bring paper, pen and ring binder and, if possible, bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) to access online resources and apps to support your learning in class. You will also need to be prepared to do some individual work at home.

To improve your progress on the course we expect you to attend on time and every session. If you are unable to attend a session, you will be required to email your tutor with the reason for non-attendance and you will be set work to complete at home.

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Contact details

Judy Ward | Teaching & Learning Manager

T: 0121 464 7411

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