Sage 50 Accounts Training - Level 3

Sage 50 Level 3 Course Overview

Level 3 is designed to provide individuals more advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and Sage 50 accounts. It is intended for individuals who already have a good working knowledge of Sage 50 accounts and wish to further their studies. It is also building on the Level 2 but this course provides the additional knowledge required to prepare the accounts for different types of business and enables better financial management and control of business.

Every business, no matter how large or small, is required by law to ‘keep books’. Bookkeepers play a vital role within organisations; ensuring records of individual financial transactions are accurate, orderly, up to date and comprehensive.

If you are organised and methodical, like working through documents and enjoy seeing a set of figures add up properly, then bookkeeping is the career for you.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for people who:

  • Are thinking about starting up their own business or who are currently running their own business.
  • Are thinking about changing from a manual to a computerised Bookkeeping system.
  • Are looking to improve their career prospects.

What support is available?

  • Free high quality course materials and eBooks
  • Tutorial support
  • Student Discount with NUS card
  • Exam fees and exam booking service under AAT/IAB
  • Personalised individual study plan
  • Specialist Career Management service
  • AAT/IAB Student Membership and Certificate
  • Free Sage 50 Computerised Accounting software*
  • State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus

*Available for students who book Sage 50 Computerised Accounting – Fast Track course


We would expect this course to take 2 Weeks to complete for most students.


Level 2 Knowledge of Sage 50 Computerised Accounting Required. If English is not your first language, you may need to go through initial screening for suitability.

Sage 50 Training Certification

You will receive a certificate from Osborne Training once you finish the course. You have an Option to get an AAT or IAB Certificate subject to passing the exams.


You will have to complete computer-based assessments to get the certificate. To successfully complete the qualification the candidate must pass the Mandatory element of assessment. The unit is graded as Pass or Fail and the minimum level of achievement is set at 70%.

Study Options

Classroom Based – We offer Daytime and Weekend sessions for Sage 50 Bookkeeping Level 3 Training Course in our London campus.

Alternatively, if you prefer to do this course online or Self Study basis, you may choose Sage Training – Fast Track.

Sage 50 Course Syllabus

  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Sole Trader Accounts preparation
  • The Trial Balance preparation
  • Errors in the Trial Balance
  • Disputed Items
  • Use of the Journal
  • Prepare and Process Month End Routine
  • Contra Entries
  • The Government Gateway and VAT Returns
  • Bad Debts and Provision for Doubtful Debts
  • Prepare and Produce Final Accounts
  • Extended Trial Balance
  • Exporting Data including Linking to Other Systems
  • Management Information Reports
  • Making Decisions with Reports Using Sage
  • Prepare and Process Year End Accounts and Archive Data
  • Final Accounts for Partnerships including Appropriation Accounts
  • The Fixed Asset Register and Depreciation
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Cash Flow and Forecast Reports
  • Advanced Credit Control

What qualifications will I gain?

You have the choice to gain certification from one of the following awarding bodies.

AAT Exam for Sage Accounting

As Osborne Training is an AAT Approved training provider, you could Gain the following AAT qualifications provided that you book and register for AAT exams and pass the exams successfully:

Foundation Award in Accounting Software

Exam Fees Per assessment including AAT Registration : £135

IAB Exam for Sage Bookkeeping

As Osborne Training is an IAB Approved training provider, you could gain the following IAB qualifications provided that you book and register for IAB exams and pass the exams successfully:

IAB Level 3 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping (QCF) 500/9407/5

Exam Fees Per assessment including IAB Registration : £135

SAGE Certified Exam for Sage Accounting

As Osborne Training is a SAGE Certified training provider you can  attain the following Sage Certificate by completing Sage Exam Online.

Level 3 Sage Computersied Accounting

Exam Fees Per assessment including SAGE Registration : £135

Further Progression

You may progress to do AAT/ACCA do become an Accredited Accountant.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Purchase ledger clerk
  • Senior Sales ledger clerk

In these roles, you could earn up to £35,000 per annum (source: Salary Checker, 2014, UK Only).

*Terms & Conditions apply

Course Fees

Please enquire at admission office to find out the fees on 020 3608 7179 or fill out the “Get Course Information Kit” form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Fast Track Option

Take economic advantage of Fast Track option by combining Sage 50 Accounts Level 1, 2 & 3 course together. You would also receive a Free Tablet PC and a Free Sage 50 Accounts Software.