Gain a nationally recognised accreditation and competency in Sage 50 Accounts via a new entry level course

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Distance learning specialist launches new course from bookkeeping experts Sage and International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB).

The IAB and Sage are two of the best known names in bookkeeping and this course is the only route for gaining level 1 and 2 qualifications that are recognised under the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)

A new distance learning course launched this month by Home Learning College allows budding bookkeepers to master foundational skills while learning to use Sage 50 accounts – the software of choice for over 800,000 small and medium UK businesses. Successful completion of Computerised Accounting for Business leads to Ofqual accredited level 1 and 2 qualifications from the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) and Sage UK.

Sage 50 Accounts is designed to help businesses manage their accounts by providing valuable information on customers, suppliers, products and areas of profitability. Along with comprehensive software training, Computerised Accounting for Business students will cover the principles of recording and processing financial transactions, basic costing, VAT, banking procedures and basic business legislation.

Home Learning College’s Computerised Accounting for Business course comes with two years’ unlimited tutorial support, which can be accessed online or over the phone. Exam fees and one year’s membership of the IAB are included, along with 24 hour access to the college’s online learning platform. No prior knowledge or experience is required, but prospective students should have basic numeracy, information technology and literacy skills.

Upon passing the final exams, students will be eligible for IAB Associate member status, giving access to a range of benefits including:

  •     A dedicated business support helpline
  •     Continuing Professional Development and networking opportunities
  •     Use of the title ‘Registered Book Keeper’ by IAB Fellows
  •     Preferential Rates for Professional Indemnity insurance
  •     Opportunity to register as a Practicing Member, be listed on the IAB website and be monitored to meet the requirements of UK money laundering regulations 2007
  •     Access to technical advice provided by other experienced members
  •     Access to useful information held in members only area of the IAB website
  •     Monthly e-newsletter of news relevant to small businesses
  •     Technical advice covering Tax, VAT, PAYE, Payroll, Employment & Personnel, Health and Safety and Commercial law

“The IAB and Sage are two of the best known names in bookkeeping and this course is the only route for gaining level 1 and 2 qualifications that are recognised under the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF),” says Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College. “As such, gaining the Certificate for Computerised Accounting for Business is an ideal way to develop a career in bookkeeping, whether within an organisation or as a self-employed finance professional.”

For more information on Home Learning College’s Computerised Accounting for Business course please visit http://www.homelearningcollege.com

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About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, with nearly 50,000 students studying with the organisation.

All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking. Additionally students are eligible for the NUS Extra card from the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing them to enjoy the savings and services available with the discount card.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/homelearningcollege

Contact:
David Jani
Home Learning College Marketing Executive
Tel: 020 8676 6251
Email: david.jani(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com

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