Total Sage Training (Sage 50 Accounts + Payroll)

Total Sage Training Courses

Want to open the door to working in Finance and Accountancy Industry?

Starting our Total Sage Training courses will enhance your career potentials and give you the skills and knowledge you need to get started in Finance and Accountancy Industry.  Total Sage Training courses are combined with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage Payroll Training. Moreover, all our Sage 50 Computerised Accounting  and Sage Payroll courses are IAB Approved and SAGE Certified.

Why Sage Training Courses

Get a new direction for your career in Accountancy, according to statistics, the average salary for Accountants is £50,000 (Source: Reed), it is the sector where the employ-ability rate is significantly higher than many other sector. And when you have payroll qualification on top it will significantly increase your job prospects and promotion prospects.

Additionally, if you’re looking to gain competency in the world’s most popular bookkeeping and payroll software, the Total Sage Training course will teach everything you need to know, while helping you gain a recognised qualification.

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/Payroll system
  • And are looking to improve their career prospects.


There is no formal requirement for this course. However, you must have basic IT skills to successfully complete this course.

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 or IAB
  • Personalised individual study plan
  • Specialist Career Management service
  • SAGE Certified Training provider
  • Free Sage 50 Computerised Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll software*
  • Optional route to AAT/IAB Student Membership and Certificate
  • State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus

*Terms Apply

Sage Training Duration

6-12 Weeks

Sage Training Courses Study Options

Classroom Based – We offer Daytime or Weekend sessions for Total Sage Training Course.

Online Live – We offer Evening sessions for Total Sage Training Classes through our Virtual Learning Campus.

Distance Learning – Self Study with Study Material and access to Online study Material through Virtual Learning Campus.

Sage Training Courses Certification

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


You will have to complete computer-based assessments to get the certificate. Moreover, 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%.

Sage Training Courses Syllabus

 Syllabus for Sage 50 Accounts Training

+Level 1

Sage 50 Training Level 1

  • Working with Sage 50 Accounts Program Basics.
  • Creating Account names, Numbers & Bank Payments
  • Financials
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Generating Customers Invoices
  • Products
  • Stock Control
  • Monitoring Customer Activity
  • Generating Product Invoices & Credit Notes
  • Compiling & Sending Customer Statements
  • Creating Customer Receipts & Purchase Invoices
  • Supplier Payments
  • Managing Recurring Entries
  • Generating Reports & Information
  • The Active Set-Up Wizard
  • VAT Changes.

+Level 2

Sage 50 Training Level 2

  • An overview of the Sage program
  • Entering opening balances, preparing and printing a trial balance
  • Creating customer records
  • Creating supplier records
  • Setting up opening assets, liabilities and capital balances,
  • Producing routine reports
  • Checking data,
  • Entering supplier invoices
  • Posting error corrections, amending records
  • Invoicing, generating customer letters, entering new products, checking communication history
  • Banking and payments, producing statements, petty cash
  • Audit trails, correcting basic entry errors, reconciling debtors and creditors
  • Creating sales credit notes,
  • Processing purchase credit notes
  • Preparing journals
  • Verifying Audit Trail
  • Purchase orders, processing sales orders
  • Processing Trial Balance
  • Creating Backups
  • Restoring data
  • Writing-off bad debts

+Level 3

Sage 50 Training Level 3

  • 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

Sage Payroll Training Syllabus


+Level 1

Sage Payroll Training Level 1

  • Introduction to payroll
  • Employment legislation and statutes
  • Introduction to Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Preparing employee records
  • Starters – new employees
  • Calculation of Gross Pay
  • The PAYE and National Insurance systems
  • Creating Payslips and analysis
  • Creating Backups and Restoring data
  • Payment analysis
  • Processing National Insurance contributions
  • Voluntary deductions
  • Processing Leavers
  • Completing the payroll Procedures

+Level 2

Sage Payroll Training Level 2

  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Employment legislation
  • Introduction to Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Preparing employee records
  • Creating Backup and Restoring Data
  • Starters – new employees
  • Calculation of Gross Pay
  • Deductions – Pension schemes and pension contributions
  • Processing the payroll – introduction to the PAYE system
  • How to Process the payroll for income tax
  • Processing the payroll – National Insurance contributions
  • Voluntary deductions
  • Student Loan repayments
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders & Deductions from Earnings Orders
  • Processing Leavers
  • Introduction to statutory additions and deductions
  • Processing Statutory sick pay (SSP)
  • Processing Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
  • Statutory paternity pay and paternity leave
  • Completing the processing of the payroll
  • Creating Payslips and analysis
  • Reports and payments due to HMRC

+Level 3

Sage Payroll Training Level 3

  • Advanced processing of the payroll for employees
  • Preparation and use of period end HMRC forms and returns
  • preparation of internal reports
  • Maintaining accuracy, security and data integrity in performing payroll tasks.
  • Deductions – Pension schemes and pension contributions
  • Processing the payroll –complex income tax issues
  • How to Process Payroll Giving Scheme
  • Processing Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
  • Advanced Income tax implications for company pension schemes
  • Student Loan repayments
  • Processing Holiday Payments
  • Processing Car Benefit on to the Payroll System
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders & Deductions from Earnings Orders
  • Leavers with complex issues
  • Advanced processing of statutory additions and deductions
  • Recovery of statutory additions payments – from HMRC
  • Completing the processing of the payroll
  • Complex Reports and payments due to HMRC
  • Cost Centre Analysis
  • Advanced, routine and complex payroll tasks
  • Calculation of complex gross pay

At the end of the course you also get the opportunity for Free Job Placement (Optional)

What qualification will I gain for Sage Training Courses?

For Sage 50 Accounts, you could Gain the following AAT qualifications provided that you book and register for AAT exams and pass the exams successfully:

  • Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting
  • Level 2 Award In Computerised Accounting
  • And Level 3 Certificate In Computerised Accounting and Ethics

Alternatively, you could gain the following IAB qualifications provided that you book and register for IAB exams and pass the exams successfully:

  • IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping (QCF) 500/9405/1
  • IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping (QCF) 500/9261/3
  • And IAB Level 3 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping (QCF) 500/9407/5

For Payroll, you could Gain the following IAB qualifications provided that you book and register for IAB exams and pass the exams successfully:

  • Level 1 Award in Sage Computerised Payroll (QCF) 601/0733/9
  • Level 2 Award in Sage Computerised Payroll (QCF) 601/0475/2
  • And Level 3 Award in Sage Computerised Payroll (QCF) 601/0481/8

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Senior Accountant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Assistant Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Advisor
  • Payroll Director

In these roles, you could earn on average more than £50,000 annually* (source: Reed Salary Checker, UK).

*Terms & Conditions apply


Further Progression

You may progress to do AAT to become a Professional Accountant.


Sage Training Courses Fees

Finally, please get in touch to find out the course fees and whether you qualify for the course by calling on 0203 608 7179 or fill out the “Get Course Information Kit” form within this page. One of our specialist course adviser will get back to you within 1 working day.