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Start Your Own Business – Essentials Bundle Certificate Course

Are you frustrated with your 9 to 5 job? If you've been considering the idea of starting your own business venture, it's time to start with the basics. Whether you're a career professional looking to venture into business, a student interested in becoming a business entrepreneur, or a homemaker with some exciting business ideas of your own, our course on business essentials can help.

While the idea of starting your business can be appealing, it’s important to be familiar with the fundamentals. Our course on business essentials is brimming with strategies, tips and ideas that can help you every step of the way.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand your customers, target market and competitors before creating a comprehensive marketing plan for your business
  • Accounting basics, fundamentals of bookkeeping, how to create and operate a business account, and the benefits of hiring an accountant
  • How the PAYE scheme works, about Payroll software, and the rules and regulations for taxes in the UK
  • The different tax rules that apply to imports and exports and how National Insurance Contributions affect your income
  • How to use Excel for analysing data and creating business projections at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level
  • How to use the different features of Sage 50 Accounts software at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • The basics of business, including marketing, sourcing, logistics, cash flows, insurance, staff hiring and business ethics

Benefits of Taking the Course:

  • Learning the fundamentals can make you more confident, help you avoid common mistakes and help you grow the business
  • You will be in a more empowered position to identify potential pitfalls that may lead to monetary loss
  • You will understand how to research the market and identify your target audience to make your business successful

This course includes

24/7 Student Support

End of course certification

Lifetime access to your course

Compatible with modern devices

PLUS - Access to the exclusive New Skills Academy Study Group!

This is a bundle course, and contains the following courses:

Basic Accounting Certificate Course

The Accounting Course offers students the necessary information required to manage your business better or begin a career in the financial industry in the United Kingdom. This online training course provides students with instruction that will put you on the path to beginning a career as a successful accountant. Accounting plays a critical role in maintaining and processing the important financial information that helps to operate a profitable business. This is a wide subject that focuses not only on accounting records but also on bookkeeping, taxes and on all aspects of finance. In order to prepare you in this regard, this course offers you a comprehensive overview of what you can expect from your career in accounting and finance.

Introduction to the Accounting Course

As this is an online training course students have the ability to study curriculum whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. Many enrolled students are still able to work full time and maintain an active lifestyle. Our study material is easily accessed across any device with an internet connection with online support available while you train. After successful completion of this course and a multiple-choice exam, you will be awarded your certificate. For a small cost, we can post the certificate for you, or you can download and print it from home.

What You Will Learn

The accounting diploma course prepares students for a career in the financial industry by offering a comprehensive overview of accounting and finance. This course will cover:

  • An introduction into the importance of accounting
  • A look at four ways to structure your business
  • How to deal with relevant government bodies, registering and filing
  • The benefits of a business bank account
  • How to set up a business bank account
  • Evaluating funding sources for your business
  • Dealing with money from customers
  • How to keep track of business costs and tax relief
  • The essentials of recordkeeping and bookkeeping
  • How to deal with taxes
  • Employing staff
  • Taking money out of your business
  • How to read the profits, cash and ratios in your accounts
  • Using forecasting methods to plan for the future
  • How to know if you need an accountant
  • Ethical practices of an accountant

Benefits of the Accounting Diploma

The Accounting Diploma offers students a variety of benefits. These include the following:

  • The convenience of studying from home, or anywhere with an internet connection.
  • The ability to study at your own pace. There is no time limit for this course, so if it takes days, weeks or months, you can still complete your studies.
  • Study material that is available across any device with an internet connection including computers, tablets or mobile phones.
  • Convenient easy to manage course modules that make studying more enjoyable.
  • Online support available to help keep you focused while you study.
  • The opportunity to learn using a comprehensive syllabus that assists you in acquiring the knowledge necessary to start your career in accounting.
  • Improving your prospects while you apply for work in the financial industry.
  • After successful course completion, you will earn a certified and recognised diploma.
  • An affordable pricing structure.

Business Basics Diploma Course

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? Do you need the skills and knowledge to start your own business and achieve success? Have you finished school and are thinking of entering the business world and want to boost your career from the start? Then this course from New Skills Academy may be what you are looking for.

Introduction to the Business Basics Diploma Course

The Business Basics Diploma course is made up of sixteen modules. These modules are brimming with valuable information that you can use straight away in your working day. Overall the sixteen modules take around ten hours to complete, each module taking you between fifteen to thirty minutes. Learn about branding, setting goals and finances, and everything you need to know to start or grow your own business.

You will gain lifetime access to the course modules, so you can refer back to them at any time. Enjoy the convenience of online learning, where you can study at your own pace using any device from anywhere, as long as you have internet access.

What you will learn

This certified course with sixteen modules is going to teach you everything you need to know when in business. The modules comprise the following:

  • Starting your own business, where to begin, generating ideas and personal qualities you are going to need.
  • Understanding the importance of a business plan and how to start your own.
  • Researching into your business market and how to identify your target audience.
  • What is branding, how to use branding and how it will affect your business moving forward.
  • How to set goals and tackle issues.
  • Understanding financing and options available. Identify how much money you will need to start up your business along with what you need to give in return.
  • Understanding cash flow, accounts and bookkeeping. Learn how to budget, how to keep track of invoices and payments.
  • Get a firm understanding of marketing and social media and how you can use these to boost your business moving forward. Learn how to market your business on a tight budget and what considerations to factor into your marketing decisions.
  • How to source and manage staff. What you need to do to keep them motivated. Also learn the importance of training.
  • Learn the legal issues which could affect your business moving forward.
  • Get the low-down on tax and what taxes you will be accountable for. Also, get some tips and advice to make tax an easy and stress-free process within your company.
  • Identify your insurance needs. Get a good understanding of business insurance and what costs you may incur if you don't have the right insurance in place at all times.
  • Learn how technology can help you grow your business. Identify what technology you need, how not to overpay for essential technology and things you should be aware of at all times.
  • Identify what business ethics is and how it relates to your business. You will also learn how to operate effectively and how business ethics identifies how you are perceived.
  • Know why you need a website, what to include and how to market it effectively.
  • Know when it's time to grow your business, know the pitfalls and how to deal with the future.

Benefits of the Course

This course is brimming with valuable information, tips and strategies you can use each and every day. The benefits of taking this course include:

  • Study online
  • Study at your own pace as you have the time
  • Study in the convenience of your own home
  • Gain the skills you need to start your own successful business
  • Fast track your career
  • Enjoy online support throughout your studies
  • Compatible on all devices
  • Enjoy lifetime access to the easy to manage modules
  • Download and print your certificate on successful completion of the course and test
  • Each module only takes around thirty minutes to complete
  • Seventy percent pass rate secures you a certification and the knowledge you need to start and grow your own business moving forward.
  • Improve your knowledge and skill

Marketing Diploma Course

The marketing diploma is an essential tool for anyone who is interested in marketing and advertising. This diploma can help you progress in your career as there is an industry demand for these qualifications to help companies boost their branding and improve their revenue.

Introduction to the Marketing Diploma

The marketing diploma is broken into fifteen easy to study modules which are brimming with valuable information, tips and advice relating to this exciting and interesting industry. The course will provide you with a good foundation when starting out in the marketing industry. The marketing diploma is offered as an online study course, which enables you to study from home and at your own pace. On successful passing of the test you will be awarded with your certificate, which can be downloaded and printed immediately.

What you Will Learn

This information packed course is broken down into fifteen modules, which you can study at any time using any device, as long as you are connected to the internet. Some of the things you will learn from this course include:

  • Know the definition of marketing
  • What you can expect from marketing
  • Learn what makes marketing so important to companies around the world
  • Gain insight into where you can use marketing to help your business grow
  • Know where to begin when it comes to effective marketing
  • Identify the fundamentals of marketing
  • Get a good understanding on marketing strategy
  • Know the disadvantages of not fully understanding marketing fundamentals
  • Learn the differences between needs and wants in customers
  • Identify the needs of your customers
  • How to identify customer information for marketing
  • Gain valuable insight into the marketing environment
  • Understand your competitors
  • Learn the different forms of marketing
  • Know the key forms of marketing you need to be aware of when it comes to your marketing efforts
  • Identify how to select the best forms of marketing based on your particular company
  • Tips on mistakes to avoid when it comes to forms of marketing
  • Get to know the 4Ps of marketing
  • Understand offline marketing
  • Why you should be including offline marketing in your marketing strategy
  • Get an understanding of online marketing
  • Learn how to create a marketing plan
  • Know why you need a marketing plan
  • Understand how to set your marketing budget
  • Learn how to get the most out of your marketing budget
  • Know the mistakes to avoid at all costs when it comes to marketing
  • Get insight into valuable marketing tools you can start using today
  • Points to remember when it comes to marketing

Benefits

There are numerous benefits to choosing to complete the marketing diploma, whether you want to enjoy a career in marketing or you own your own business and are looking for ways to boost your brand visibility. Some of the benefits you can expect when taking the marketing diploma include:

  • Online access to all fifteen modules at any time
  • Modules compatible with most devices
  • Online support
  • Lifetime access to modules
  • Easy to manage modules
  • Chance to improve knowledge and start using what you have learned without delay
  • Fast track your career
  • Certificate can be verified online

Microsoft Excel Advanced Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for content and tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

The MS Excel Advanced Course is the longest and the most comprehensive of the three Excel courses presented here. However, if you have successfully passed the beginner and the intermediate courses, you should consider yourself fully prepared to begin the advanced course.

Formulas, or functions, are what advanced users of Excel want from this tool. When one uses formulas, not only can they see the data they require for their work, they can also analyse it and get answers to very complex questions. Though any person with a small amount of Excel knowledge can use formulas, such as SUM, a user who has advanced Excel skills will use other formulas, both alone and combined, such as MATCH, INDEX, DSUM and VLOOKUP.

In addition to knowing these formulas, those who are advanced users of Excel know how to debug these formulas, how to audit them, and how to choose the perfect formula for the occasion.

What you will learn

Some of the concepts that you will learn in the MS Excel Advanced Course include the following:

  • How to set a password to an Excel document
  • VLOOKUP Advanced formula options and manipulations
  • Other advanced functions including OR, AND, CHOOSE, INDIRECT, REPLACE, LEN, LEFT, FIND
  • Functions including CEILING, CORREL, DATEDIF, DATEVALUE, DAVERAGE and EDATE
  • Colouring a column and row with a formula
  • Highlighting a cell with a formula
  • Functions including ISODD, ISNUMBER, ISTEXT, ISLOGICAL, ISNONTEXT, ISERR and ISBLANK
  • Functions including DGET, DMAX, DPRODUCT, DCOUNTA, DCOUNT and DSUM
  • How to calculate depreciation in Excel, including SLN depreciation and SYD depreciation
  • Calculating loan IPMT and EMI
  • Functions including DATEDIF, DATEVALUE, EDATE, EOMONTH, MATCH and INDEX
  • Full explanation of the INDEX and MATCH functions, covering several modules
  • Looking up data
  • Selecting only cells containing comments
  • Hiding formulas
  • Automatically inserting serial numbers

As you can see, the information you will get from the MS Excel Advanced Course will fully prepare you for virtually any career path, including those that require advanced skills with this software. Once you complete the advanced course, you will have access to the full functionality of Excel and will know how to use all formulas, functions, and capabilities. Though this course is the longest and most involved of the three, once you complete it, you will have the knowledge and skills that most can only dream of.

This course opens with how to add a password, and also focuses on the VLOOKUP formula, offering several chapters on how to use this function. The course discusses the OR and AND commands, and also focuses on other functions, such as REPLACE, MID, LEFT, and FIND. You will also learn about calculating depreciation, calculating interest, and even calculating IPMT and EMI for loans, all by using Excel functions. Additionally, the course features information on INDEX and MATCH functions, which is extremely important in certain industries and positions. The course also shows students how to use the CHOOSE formula, and how to create special charts. Finally, the course will show how to automatically enter serial numbers and perform extremely advanced functions. The advanced Excel course is designed for power users.

The general population would not use the information contained within this course, but there are some features taught in the advanced course that can make your Excel usage easier. However, it is recommended that those who take this Excel course continue with the advanced course for a number of reasons. First, getting more knowledge about Excel can help you to master the beginner and intermediate concepts. Additionally, no one has ever lost anything by having more knowledge. You might find that knowing this information will help you in the future, too, as you never know when the organisation you work for might require the services of an Excel expert. These people are paid quite well and are an invaluable addition to most companies.

Too many people believe that advanced Excel concepts are only useful for those who are interested in programming or concepts such as financial modelling. This, however, is not totally true. The actual truth is that the information contained within this course could be the key to your next promotion or your next job.

Microsoft Excel for Beginners Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for content and related tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

One of the most widely used programs for visualising and analysing data is Microsoft Excel. This software is used in almost every industry, not to mention for personal use in households around the world. Small business owners rely on Excel to track hours, finances and invoices, and large corporations rely on Excel for data analysis to visualise data and innumerable other tasks. Whether you are brand new to the world of Excel, or you have training and knowledge of the software and are looking to improve your skills, this series of courses can help. By the time you finish the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, you, too, will be an expert in Excel.

These training videos help you learn at your own pace, as there is no time limit nor deadline to complete the courses. You can also access these courses from any mobile device, including tablets, computers, and mobiles, as long as you have access to the internet. Since the lessons in this course are only a few minutes each, it makes it very convenient for one to stop and start when necessary. This helps to study when you have time, even if you have less than 20 minutes.

Introduction to the Microsoft Excel for Beginners Course

This beginners course is recommended for anyone who might use Excel at home or at work for uncomplicated reasons, such as tracking simple expenditures or for calculating sums or totals. This course is ideal for anyone who has never used Excel or for those who have only a rudimentary understanding of the software. It is also perfect for anyone who is familiar with the older versions of the software, but not the latest version. If you are re-entering the workforce, you will also find that this course will suit you well, and will certainly get you caught up with your peers.

The course begins with explaining concepts, such as ‘What is a cell?’ and how to tell the difference between a column and a row. The course continues by explaining basic Excel concepts such as how to create, copy, delete, and cut information from Excel cells. You will also learn how to edit information that is put into a cell and how to insert and edit comments when using Excel.

The second half of the beginner's Excel overview, which is only a small part of the beginner's course, will cover sheets, which is an entirely different concept than cells. In this section, you will learn how to rename a sheet, delete a sheet, hide and unhide a sheet, and move and copy a sheet. You will also learn how to change the colour of tabs. After mastering the beginner's overview, the rest of the beginner's course will go further into these concepts, and then teach details on how to perform basic functions. Each video in the course gives a full explanation of the concept and the instructor visually takes students through each concept step by step on the screen.

When you finish this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to use many of the functions of Excel and will be able to use the program with ease. You will then be fully prepared to move ahead to the intermediate course.

What you will learn

The MS Excel beginners course will give you a full overview of all of the most common features of Excel and how to use them. Some of the highlights of this course include:

  • A basic overview of Excel
  • Calculating sums, averages, and totals
  • Counting cells
  • Learning formulas, such as IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and AVERAGEIF
  • Pivot tables
  • Inserting, editing, and deleting comments
  • Creating borders
  • Wrapping text
  • Merging cells
  • Pasting, sorting, and converting columns to rows
  • Creating graphs and charts
  • Using the dictionary

MS Excel Intermediate Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for module content and all related tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

The MS Excel Intermediate Course will take what you learnt in the beginner's course and expand upon it. Additionally, this course will teach you more advanced concepts than those that were presented in the beginner's course.

What you will learn

Some of the highlights of the intermediate Excel course include the following:

  • Learning more about intermediate Excel functions including ABS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, and AVERAGEA
  • Data validation with date, list, time, and numbers
  • Functions such as RANK, MIN, MAX, CHAR, MODE, MEDIAN, CODE, CLEAN, and EXACT
  • How to remove duplicates in Excel
  • Creating random numbers
  • Changing text case
  • How to use Templates
  • Insert Charts
  • Adding custom backgrounds
  • How to use Tables
  • How to auto fill data
  • Adding special characters
  • Changing border colour and theme

Before jumping into the MS Excel Intermediate course, one should have a good basic overview of the beginner Excel functions. Those with experience in Excel might feel as if they can skip the beginner course, but it is best to at least go through the course and review it before starting the intermediate curriculum. Like the beginner course, the intermediate course is set up into short modules, and you can watch the module videos on any device that can connect to the internet. The curriculum in the intermediate course is designed for those who work with Excel in the workplace, and it is primarily for those who want to improve their skills with this program. There is a lot of useful information found in this course, and these skills are necessary for anyone who is going into investments, banking, or consulting, and will also be useful for administrators or for those who track or analyse a lot of data.

If you are someone who is new to the workforce, you, too, will find that employers are looking for candidates with at least intermediate Excel skills. The course teaches students how to use functions, including AVERAGEA, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS and ABS. You will also learn data validation information and students work through several modules, each of which are focused on a type of data validation, such as date, list, and time.

The course deals with more information on specific functions, which include CHAR, CODE, MEDIAN, MODE, and ROUND. Additional information is given on how to manipulate these functions to meet your needs as an Excel user. Other information in the MS Excel Intermediate Course includes how to change the text in Excel, i.e. changing text to all upper case or lower case. You will also learn how to change the background and add a custom image, how to use AutoFill and how to insert special characters.

Upon completion of this course, you will know about most of the functions that Excel has, and how to use this software at an intermediate level. Additionally, you will have the skills necessary to use Excel in most business environments. You will also be fully prepared to begin the MS Excel Advanced Course.

Sage 50 Accounting for Beginners Diploma Course

Please note: This course does not include Sage software. The Sage 50 accounting software is one of the most popular accounting packages widely used in the UK as well as in other parts of the world. It is designed to offer a comprehensive set of account processing tools for small and medium-sized businesses.

Benefits of Sage 50 Accounting for Beginners Diploma Course

  • Sage 50 Accounting Software is a fast, efficient and powerful accounting and invoicing solution that is ideally suited for small businesses. It is particularly recommended (but not restricted) for businesses that employ roughly 5 to 99 employees.
  • The software incorporates different versions for different levels of financial activity and is considered one of the most user-friendly accounting applications for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).
  • Sage 50 is an intensive software package and in order to maximise the benefit, one would need to cover all aspects of the course in detail. It incorporates strong reporting features coupled with flexible tools for management, accounting as well as taxation.
  • By choosing to study a comprehensive course on Sage 50, candidates can expect to accurately manage company invoicing, produce financial and sales reports as well as process VAT records.
  • In addition, Sage 50 helps improve productivity and efficiency in a multi-user environment. Apart from creating different levels of security, Sage 50 also helps generate different reports including income statements, balance sheets and cash flows.
  • Moreover, the latest version of Sage 50 is designed for user-friendly interaction, including quick registration, easy installation and instant activation. Users can expect to set up the software within minutes and the package is automatically updated with the latest legislation. Thus, users do not have to worry about having access to the latest version.

Who should consider learning the Features of Sage 50 Accounting?

  • In-depth study and knowledge of different tools and features of the Sage 50 accounting software can help candidates add value to their team.
  • Similarly, Sage 50 software is also ideal for those who own their own businesses and wish to become self-sufficient in managing their own accounting and invoicing and so on. Expertise in Sage 50 accounting software helps reduce reliance on external accountants.
  • In addition, Sage 50 accounting software is recommended for those who wish to make a seamless transition from manual payroll processing to a computerised system. By opting to educate and update one’s skills in Sage 50, candidates can prove their ability to potential employers. The Sage 50 online course is suitable for individuals, business entrepreneurs and aspiring students who wish to learn the basics of computerised accounting and invoicing.
  • A detailed working knowledge of Sage 50 can help aspirants gain confidence and help them provide a high standard of accounting services to companies.
  • Candidates from all backgrounds and fields are free to learn the Sage 50 accounting course; it does not require any prerequisite academic qualifications. The only prerequisite condition is a basic working knowledge of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Diploma

With an upbeat economy and an encouraging job scenario, an increasing number of companies in the UK are looking for reliable professionals who can help manage the company accounts. Efficient and trained accounting professionals can help businesses focus on expansion and opportunities. The Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Course consists of 10 modules of useful, practical information replete with exercises and questions that will help you hone your skill level. You will have the unique opportunity to learn the features and tools provided in Sage 50 Accounts to chase debt, maintain credit control, execute batch processing, understand the audit trail and manage quotations among others. More importantly, you can study at your own time and pace and in the privacy of your home. You can also choose to study the course on a desktop PC, a laptop, tablet or even a mobile phone at your convenience.

What you will learn in the Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Course

  • The importance of quotations and how they can be used to boost sales and attract customers. In addition, you will also learn how to convert quotations into sales orders
  • Gain a closer understanding of chasing debt and maintaining credit control. Businesses often offer credit to customers and you will learn how to follow up on customer payments and control credit levels
  • Transactions can also be processed in batches to save time and effort. The Sage 50 Accounts Advanced course will teach you how to manage batch transactions including batch payments
  • It's important to understand the components that make up an audit trail. You will learn how to interpret different information in the audit trail by using the functionalities in the Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Erroneous transactions can lead to mistakes in the financials which may further attract fines and punitive action. You will gain insights into creating proforma invoices and incorporating corrections to transactions that require amendments
  • Budgeting forms a crucial aspect of cost control. The course will teach you to use the features of Sage 50 Accounts to create departments and budgets in order to maintain improved control over financial and stock resources.
  • Reports are prepared for different user profiles and for different objectives. You will learn how to use the report function to your advantage whereby you will be able to generate aesthetic, informational and error-free reports for the end-user

Benefits of the Sage 50 Advanced Course

  • You can help the business attract sales because a proforma invoice provides detailed information regarding the product
  • You will be more confident while preparing budgets to control costs. Regular comparisons of the actual values with the budget can provide insight into business performance
  • Customers, investors and shareholders are more likely to be happy with the innovative and attractive reports that you are able to generate for their benefit
  • You are likely to gain confidence as you track the audit trail, control costs and correct erroneous transactions.

Sage 50 Accounts Intermediate Diploma Course

Successful business management involves a range of complex tasks and functions that help streamline processes. The tasks, features and tools explained in Sage 50 Intermediate course can be expected to be slightly more complex and intricate compared to the simpler ones in the beginners course. For improved clarity with regard to a keyword or concept, it may be a good idea to refer back to the beginners course. Every concept will be introduced and explained before moving on to exploring the related features in Sage 50 Accounts. Businesses often have to deal with hundreds of transactions performed during a month. For example, transactions may occur but cash need not have been received or paid out yet. Such transactions are called accruals and they are extremely necessary because they give a clear indication of a business’s financial health.

The Sage 50 intermediate course will explain how users can leverage the features provided in Sage 50 accounts to calculate accruals. In addition, you will learn about how to prepare and process purchase orders from product records. Purchase orders represent contracts between buyers and sellers and contain all the details regarding the purchase. Well-maintained information regarding purchase orders helps keep the inventory system up to date and streamline the purchasing process. Once you have completed the intermediate course, you will be familiar with a comprehensive range of useful accounting functionalities provided by Sage 50 Accounts.

What You Will Learn

  • How to set up a fixed asset record in Sage 50
  • Three methods of calculating depreciation
  • How to use the Asset Disposal Wizard and record sale of an asset
  • What to do if depreciation has been missed for a month
  • How to manage cheque and remittance
  • Setting up purchase order defaults
  • How to set up and calculate discounts on invoices and purchase orders
  • How to record the delivery of stock and update cost prices
  • Creating product defaults and understanding stock transactions
  • How to correct an incorrectly entered AI, using the exact method and the average cost price method
  • How to incorporate stock adjustments using the FIFO or First-in-First-out rule
  • How to use the ‘Check bill of material’ (BOM) feature to track stock availability
  • How to create price lists
  • How to apply special prices, print and delete price lists
  • How to set up manual discounts on sales orders and invoices
  • How to create service invoices and enter details for item lines

Benefits of the Sage 50 Intermediate Diploma

  • In-depth study and knowledge of different tools and features of the Sage 50 accounting software can help candidates add value to their team.
  • Similarly, Sage 50 software is also ideal for those who own their own businesses and wish to become self-sufficient in managing their own accounting and invoicing and so on. Expertise in Sage 50 accounting software helps reduce reliance on external accountants.
  • In addition, Sage 50 accounting software is recommended for those who wish to make a seamless transition from manual payroll processing to a computerised system. By opting to educate and update one’s skills in Sage 50, candidates can prove their ability to potential employers. The Sage 50 online course is suitable for individuals, business entrepreneurs and aspiring students who wish to learn the basics of computerised accounting and invoicing.
  • A detailed working knowledge of Sage 50 can help aspirants gain confidence and help them provide a high standard of accounting services to companies.
  • Candidates from all backgrounds and fields are free to learn the Sage 50 accounting course; it does not require any prerequisite academic qualifications. The only prerequisite condition is a basic working knowledge of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

Tax Accounting Certificate Course

The Tax Accounting course aims to improve your understanding of the way tax and accounting systems in the UK work which would be particularly useful to small business owners, entrepreneurs, employed people and anyone looking to improve their general knowledge on the wide subject of tax.

The course is split into ten different topics sorted in a logical progression from fundamental knowledge of the various taxes applicable to companies and individuals in the UK, to the advanced accounting methods and financial analysis techniques.

In order to define the complex tax terms, we have used real-life examples throughout the course that illustrate each tax concept and give you a practical perspective on the theory that the course covers. Furthermore, you can check what you have learned with a carefully prepared test.

In this course, you will be able to learn about Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and gain a unique overview of taxation laws and rules in the UK. Employment is another area that the course covers as it outlines the rights and responsibilities both for employers and employees with regards to tax.

There are numerous benefits and allowances as part of the UK’s welfare system that is funded by the taxpayers in the UK and comes from National Insurance contributions and Income tax, the two primary methods of taxing individuals.

People in hardship as well as individuals who perform special duties can benefit greatly from claiming such allowances to help them make ends meet. However, the primary focus of this course is taxation from a business point of view, making it a great piece of reference for just about any business owner or entrepreneur.

Tax responsibilities as well as the most important dates and deadlines have been noted down and instructions on registration and payment have also been included, making sure you have all the knowledge to successfully manage company tax returns, corporation tax and claim business reliefs that can help your business.

The course outlines the PAYE scheme in detail and explores what it is like to run a payroll, choose payroll software, produce payrolls for your employees and make the appropriate deductions. One of the most common business taxes in the world and in the UK is the Value-Added Tax or VAT.

This course is your primary detailed guide to the various rates of VAT, when to charge them and how to claim back VAT that has been charged on your own purchases.

Further, it explores the rules, regulations and taxes for trading internationally as well as exporting and importing to and from the UK.

The last sections of the course aim to teach you practical accounting, starting from defining the basic accounting concepts for beginners and taking it further to how to prepare financial reports, calculate various financial ratios and analyse how successful the business is performing.

Finally, there are a number of international standards when it comes to taxation and accounting reporting and the course provides an overview of how the existing tax standards came into being and which international and British organisations enforce these regulations. Keeping up with the recent news, it also outlines the possible impact that the upcoming exit from the European Union may have on taxation in the UK.

What you will learn:

  • What tax is and how the taxation system in the United Kingdom operates
  • What taxes apply to individuals residing in the United Kingdom
  • What benefits and allowances exist to support people in underprivileged positions
  • How to calculate National Insurance contributions based on individual earnings
  • What the different National Insurance classes are and who they apply to
  • How to calculate Income Tax and demystify tax codes
  • What income can be tax free and the various tax reliefs for individuals
  • How to calculate Corporation Tax that companies get charged on their sales
  • The mechanics of VAT and the VAT schemes are used to reclaim VAT on purchases
  • What charges apply to international imports and exports in the EU and outside the EU
  • How to import and export goods and services and prevent double taxation
  • What double entry accounting is and how debit and credit operations affect accounts
  • How to do your own company accounting, preparing and submitting Annual Returns
  • What financial organisations set international standards that influence laws in the UK
  • What international standards of tax reporting apply in the UK
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Start Your Own Business – Essentials Bundle Certificate Course

Are you frustrated with your 9 to 5 job? If you've been considering the idea of starting your own business venture, it's time to start with the basics. Whether you're a career professional looking to venture into business, a student interested in becoming a business entrepreneur, or a homemaker with some exciting business ideas of your own, our course on business essentials can help.

While the idea of starting your business can be appealing, it’s important to be familiar with the fundamentals. Our course on business essentials is brimming with strategies, tips and ideas that can help you every step of the way.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand your customers, target market and competitors before creating a comprehensive marketing plan for your business
  • Accounting basics, fundamentals of bookkeeping, how to create and operate a business account, and the benefits of hiring an accountant
  • How the PAYE scheme works, about Payroll software, and the rules and regulations for taxes in the UK
  • The different tax rules that apply to imports and exports and how National Insurance Contributions affect your income
  • How to use Excel for analysing data and creating business projections at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level
  • How to use the different features of Sage 50 Accounts software at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • The basics of business, including marketing, sourcing, logistics, cash flows, insurance, staff hiring and business ethics

Benefits of Taking the Course:

  • Learning the fundamentals can make you more confident, help you avoid common mistakes and help you grow the business
  • You will be in a more empowered position to identify potential pitfalls that may lead to monetary loss
  • You will understand how to research the market and identify your target audience to make your business successful

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Basic Accounting Certificate Course

The Accounting Course offers students the necessary information required to manage your business better or begin a career in the financial industry in the United Kingdom. This online training course provides students with instruction that will put you on the path to beginning a career as a successful accountant. Accounting plays a critical role in maintaining and processing the important financial information that helps to operate a profitable business. This is a wide subject that focuses not only on accounting records but also on bookkeeping, taxes and on all aspects of finance. In order to prepare you in this regard, this course offers you a comprehensive overview of what you can expect from your career in accounting and finance.

Introduction to the Accounting Course

As this is an online training course students have the ability to study curriculum whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. Many enrolled students are still able to work full time and maintain an active lifestyle. Our study material is easily accessed across any device with an internet connection with online support available while you train. After successful completion of this course and a multiple-choice exam, you will be awarded your certificate. For a small cost, we can post the certificate for you, or you can download and print it from home.

What You Will Learn

The accounting diploma course prepares students for a career in the financial industry by offering a comprehensive overview of accounting and finance. This course will cover:

  • An introduction into the importance of accounting
  • A look at four ways to structure your business
  • How to deal with relevant government bodies, registering and filing
  • The benefits of a business bank account
  • How to set up a business bank account
  • Evaluating funding sources for your business
  • Dealing with money from customers
  • How to keep track of business costs and tax relief
  • The essentials of recordkeeping and bookkeeping
  • How to deal with taxes
  • Employing staff
  • Taking money out of your business
  • How to read the profits, cash and ratios in your accounts
  • Using forecasting methods to plan for the future
  • How to know if you need an accountant
  • Ethical practices of an accountant

Benefits of the Accounting Diploma

The Accounting Diploma offers students a variety of benefits. These include the following:

  • The convenience of studying from home, or anywhere with an internet connection.
  • The ability to study at your own pace. There is no time limit for this course, so if it takes days, weeks or months, you can still complete your studies.
  • Study material that is available across any device with an internet connection including computers, tablets or mobile phones.
  • Convenient easy to manage course modules that make studying more enjoyable.
  • Online support available to help keep you focused while you study.
  • The opportunity to learn using a comprehensive syllabus that assists you in acquiring the knowledge necessary to start your career in accounting.
  • Improving your prospects while you apply for work in the financial industry.
  • After successful course completion, you will earn a certified and recognised diploma.
  • An affordable pricing structure.

Business Basics Diploma Course

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? Do you need the skills and knowledge to start your own business and achieve success? Have you finished school and are thinking of entering the business world and want to boost your career from the start? Then this course from New Skills Academy may be what you are looking for.

Introduction to the Business Basics Diploma Course

The Business Basics Diploma course is made up of sixteen modules. These modules are brimming with valuable information that you can use straight away in your working day. Overall the sixteen modules take around ten hours to complete, each module taking you between fifteen to thirty minutes. Learn about branding, setting goals and finances, and everything you need to know to start or grow your own business.

You will gain lifetime access to the course modules, so you can refer back to them at any time. Enjoy the convenience of online learning, where you can study at your own pace using any device from anywhere, as long as you have internet access.

What you will learn

This certified course with sixteen modules is going to teach you everything you need to know when in business. The modules comprise the following:

  • Starting your own business, where to begin, generating ideas and personal qualities you are going to need.
  • Understanding the importance of a business plan and how to start your own.
  • Researching into your business market and how to identify your target audience.
  • What is branding, how to use branding and how it will affect your business moving forward.
  • How to set goals and tackle issues.
  • Understanding financing and options available. Identify how much money you will need to start up your business along with what you need to give in return.
  • Understanding cash flow, accounts and bookkeeping. Learn how to budget, how to keep track of invoices and payments.
  • Get a firm understanding of marketing and social media and how you can use these to boost your business moving forward. Learn how to market your business on a tight budget and what considerations to factor into your marketing decisions.
  • How to source and manage staff. What you need to do to keep them motivated. Also learn the importance of training.
  • Learn the legal issues which could affect your business moving forward.
  • Get the low-down on tax and what taxes you will be accountable for. Also, get some tips and advice to make tax an easy and stress-free process within your company.
  • Identify your insurance needs. Get a good understanding of business insurance and what costs you may incur if you don't have the right insurance in place at all times.
  • Learn how technology can help you grow your business. Identify what technology you need, how not to overpay for essential technology and things you should be aware of at all times.
  • Identify what business ethics is and how it relates to your business. You will also learn how to operate effectively and how business ethics identifies how you are perceived.
  • Know why you need a website, what to include and how to market it effectively.
  • Know when it's time to grow your business, know the pitfalls and how to deal with the future.

Benefits of the Course

This course is brimming with valuable information, tips and strategies you can use each and every day. The benefits of taking this course include:

  • Study online
  • Study at your own pace as you have the time
  • Study in the convenience of your own home
  • Gain the skills you need to start your own successful business
  • Fast track your career
  • Enjoy online support throughout your studies
  • Compatible on all devices
  • Enjoy lifetime access to the easy to manage modules
  • Download and print your certificate on successful completion of the course and test
  • Each module only takes around thirty minutes to complete
  • Seventy percent pass rate secures you a certification and the knowledge you need to start and grow your own business moving forward.
  • Improve your knowledge and skill

Marketing Diploma Course

The marketing diploma is an essential tool for anyone who is interested in marketing and advertising. This diploma can help you progress in your career as there is an industry demand for these qualifications to help companies boost their branding and improve their revenue.

Introduction to the Marketing Diploma

The marketing diploma is broken into fifteen easy to study modules which are brimming with valuable information, tips and advice relating to this exciting and interesting industry. The course will provide you with a good foundation when starting out in the marketing industry. The marketing diploma is offered as an online study course, which enables you to study from home and at your own pace. On successful passing of the test you will be awarded with your certificate, which can be downloaded and printed immediately.

What you Will Learn

This information packed course is broken down into fifteen modules, which you can study at any time using any device, as long as you are connected to the internet. Some of the things you will learn from this course include:

  • Know the definition of marketing
  • What you can expect from marketing
  • Learn what makes marketing so important to companies around the world
  • Gain insight into where you can use marketing to help your business grow
  • Know where to begin when it comes to effective marketing
  • Identify the fundamentals of marketing
  • Get a good understanding on marketing strategy
  • Know the disadvantages of not fully understanding marketing fundamentals
  • Learn the differences between needs and wants in customers
  • Identify the needs of your customers
  • How to identify customer information for marketing
  • Gain valuable insight into the marketing environment
  • Understand your competitors
  • Learn the different forms of marketing
  • Know the key forms of marketing you need to be aware of when it comes to your marketing efforts
  • Identify how to select the best forms of marketing based on your particular company
  • Tips on mistakes to avoid when it comes to forms of marketing
  • Get to know the 4Ps of marketing
  • Understand offline marketing
  • Why you should be including offline marketing in your marketing strategy
  • Get an understanding of online marketing
  • Learn how to create a marketing plan
  • Know why you need a marketing plan
  • Understand how to set your marketing budget
  • Learn how to get the most out of your marketing budget
  • Know the mistakes to avoid at all costs when it comes to marketing
  • Get insight into valuable marketing tools you can start using today
  • Points to remember when it comes to marketing

Benefits

There are numerous benefits to choosing to complete the marketing diploma, whether you want to enjoy a career in marketing or you own your own business and are looking for ways to boost your brand visibility. Some of the benefits you can expect when taking the marketing diploma include:

  • Online access to all fifteen modules at any time
  • Modules compatible with most devices
  • Online support
  • Lifetime access to modules
  • Easy to manage modules
  • Chance to improve knowledge and start using what you have learned without delay
  • Fast track your career
  • Certificate can be verified online

Microsoft Excel Advanced Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for content and tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

The MS Excel Advanced Course is the longest and the most comprehensive of the three Excel courses presented here. However, if you have successfully passed the beginner and the intermediate courses, you should consider yourself fully prepared to begin the advanced course.

Formulas, or functions, are what advanced users of Excel want from this tool. When one uses formulas, not only can they see the data they require for their work, they can also analyse it and get answers to very complex questions. Though any person with a small amount of Excel knowledge can use formulas, such as SUM, a user who has advanced Excel skills will use other formulas, both alone and combined, such as MATCH, INDEX, DSUM and VLOOKUP.

In addition to knowing these formulas, those who are advanced users of Excel know how to debug these formulas, how to audit them, and how to choose the perfect formula for the occasion.

What you will learn

Some of the concepts that you will learn in the MS Excel Advanced Course include the following:

  • How to set a password to an Excel document
  • VLOOKUP Advanced formula options and manipulations
  • Other advanced functions including OR, AND, CHOOSE, INDIRECT, REPLACE, LEN, LEFT, FIND
  • Functions including CEILING, CORREL, DATEDIF, DATEVALUE, DAVERAGE and EDATE
  • Colouring a column and row with a formula
  • Highlighting a cell with a formula
  • Functions including ISODD, ISNUMBER, ISTEXT, ISLOGICAL, ISNONTEXT, ISERR and ISBLANK
  • Functions including DGET, DMAX, DPRODUCT, DCOUNTA, DCOUNT and DSUM
  • How to calculate depreciation in Excel, including SLN depreciation and SYD depreciation
  • Calculating loan IPMT and EMI
  • Functions including DATEDIF, DATEVALUE, EDATE, EOMONTH, MATCH and INDEX
  • Full explanation of the INDEX and MATCH functions, covering several modules
  • Looking up data
  • Selecting only cells containing comments
  • Hiding formulas
  • Automatically inserting serial numbers

As you can see, the information you will get from the MS Excel Advanced Course will fully prepare you for virtually any career path, including those that require advanced skills with this software. Once you complete the advanced course, you will have access to the full functionality of Excel and will know how to use all formulas, functions, and capabilities. Though this course is the longest and most involved of the three, once you complete it, you will have the knowledge and skills that most can only dream of.

This course opens with how to add a password, and also focuses on the VLOOKUP formula, offering several chapters on how to use this function. The course discusses the OR and AND commands, and also focuses on other functions, such as REPLACE, MID, LEFT, and FIND. You will also learn about calculating depreciation, calculating interest, and even calculating IPMT and EMI for loans, all by using Excel functions. Additionally, the course features information on INDEX and MATCH functions, which is extremely important in certain industries and positions. The course also shows students how to use the CHOOSE formula, and how to create special charts. Finally, the course will show how to automatically enter serial numbers and perform extremely advanced functions. The advanced Excel course is designed for power users.

The general population would not use the information contained within this course, but there are some features taught in the advanced course that can make your Excel usage easier. However, it is recommended that those who take this Excel course continue with the advanced course for a number of reasons. First, getting more knowledge about Excel can help you to master the beginner and intermediate concepts. Additionally, no one has ever lost anything by having more knowledge. You might find that knowing this information will help you in the future, too, as you never know when the organisation you work for might require the services of an Excel expert. These people are paid quite well and are an invaluable addition to most companies.

Too many people believe that advanced Excel concepts are only useful for those who are interested in programming or concepts such as financial modelling. This, however, is not totally true. The actual truth is that the information contained within this course could be the key to your next promotion or your next job.

Microsoft Excel for Beginners Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for content and related tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

One of the most widely used programs for visualising and analysing data is Microsoft Excel. This software is used in almost every industry, not to mention for personal use in households around the world. Small business owners rely on Excel to track hours, finances and invoices, and large corporations rely on Excel for data analysis to visualise data and innumerable other tasks. Whether you are brand new to the world of Excel, or you have training and knowledge of the software and are looking to improve your skills, this series of courses can help. By the time you finish the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, you, too, will be an expert in Excel.

These training videos help you learn at your own pace, as there is no time limit nor deadline to complete the courses. You can also access these courses from any mobile device, including tablets, computers, and mobiles, as long as you have access to the internet. Since the lessons in this course are only a few minutes each, it makes it very convenient for one to stop and start when necessary. This helps to study when you have time, even if you have less than 20 minutes.

Introduction to the Microsoft Excel for Beginners Course

This beginners course is recommended for anyone who might use Excel at home or at work for uncomplicated reasons, such as tracking simple expenditures or for calculating sums or totals. This course is ideal for anyone who has never used Excel or for those who have only a rudimentary understanding of the software. It is also perfect for anyone who is familiar with the older versions of the software, but not the latest version. If you are re-entering the workforce, you will also find that this course will suit you well, and will certainly get you caught up with your peers.

The course begins with explaining concepts, such as ‘What is a cell?’ and how to tell the difference between a column and a row. The course continues by explaining basic Excel concepts such as how to create, copy, delete, and cut information from Excel cells. You will also learn how to edit information that is put into a cell and how to insert and edit comments when using Excel.

The second half of the beginner's Excel overview, which is only a small part of the beginner's course, will cover sheets, which is an entirely different concept than cells. In this section, you will learn how to rename a sheet, delete a sheet, hide and unhide a sheet, and move and copy a sheet. You will also learn how to change the colour of tabs. After mastering the beginner's overview, the rest of the beginner's course will go further into these concepts, and then teach details on how to perform basic functions. Each video in the course gives a full explanation of the concept and the instructor visually takes students through each concept step by step on the screen.

When you finish this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to use many of the functions of Excel and will be able to use the program with ease. You will then be fully prepared to move ahead to the intermediate course.

What you will learn

The MS Excel beginners course will give you a full overview of all of the most common features of Excel and how to use them. Some of the highlights of this course include:

  • A basic overview of Excel
  • Calculating sums, averages, and totals
  • Counting cells
  • Learning formulas, such as IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and AVERAGEIF
  • Pivot tables
  • Inserting, editing, and deleting comments
  • Creating borders
  • Wrapping text
  • Merging cells
  • Pasting, sorting, and converting columns to rows
  • Creating graphs and charts
  • Using the dictionary

MS Excel Intermediate Course

Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for module content and all related tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.

The MS Excel Intermediate Course will take what you learnt in the beginner's course and expand upon it. Additionally, this course will teach you more advanced concepts than those that were presented in the beginner's course.

What you will learn

Some of the highlights of the intermediate Excel course include the following:

  • Learning more about intermediate Excel functions including ABS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, and AVERAGEA
  • Data validation with date, list, time, and numbers
  • Functions such as RANK, MIN, MAX, CHAR, MODE, MEDIAN, CODE, CLEAN, and EXACT
  • How to remove duplicates in Excel
  • Creating random numbers
  • Changing text case
  • How to use Templates
  • Insert Charts
  • Adding custom backgrounds
  • How to use Tables
  • How to auto fill data
  • Adding special characters
  • Changing border colour and theme

Before jumping into the MS Excel Intermediate course, one should have a good basic overview of the beginner Excel functions. Those with experience in Excel might feel as if they can skip the beginner course, but it is best to at least go through the course and review it before starting the intermediate curriculum. Like the beginner course, the intermediate course is set up into short modules, and you can watch the module videos on any device that can connect to the internet. The curriculum in the intermediate course is designed for those who work with Excel in the workplace, and it is primarily for those who want to improve their skills with this program. There is a lot of useful information found in this course, and these skills are necessary for anyone who is going into investments, banking, or consulting, and will also be useful for administrators or for those who track or analyse a lot of data.

If you are someone who is new to the workforce, you, too, will find that employers are looking for candidates with at least intermediate Excel skills. The course teaches students how to use functions, including AVERAGEA, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS and ABS. You will also learn data validation information and students work through several modules, each of which are focused on a type of data validation, such as date, list, and time.

The course deals with more information on specific functions, which include CHAR, CODE, MEDIAN, MODE, and ROUND. Additional information is given on how to manipulate these functions to meet your needs as an Excel user. Other information in the MS Excel Intermediate Course includes how to change the text in Excel, i.e. changing text to all upper case or lower case. You will also learn how to change the background and add a custom image, how to use AutoFill and how to insert special characters.

Upon completion of this course, you will know about most of the functions that Excel has, and how to use this software at an intermediate level. Additionally, you will have the skills necessary to use Excel in most business environments. You will also be fully prepared to begin the MS Excel Advanced Course.

Sage 50 Accounting for Beginners Diploma Course

Please note: This course does not include Sage software. The Sage 50 accounting software is one of the most popular accounting packages widely used in the UK as well as in other parts of the world. It is designed to offer a comprehensive set of account processing tools for small and medium-sized businesses.

Benefits of Sage 50 Accounting for Beginners Diploma Course

  • Sage 50 Accounting Software is a fast, efficient and powerful accounting and invoicing solution that is ideally suited for small businesses. It is particularly recommended (but not restricted) for businesses that employ roughly 5 to 99 employees.
  • The software incorporates different versions for different levels of financial activity and is considered one of the most user-friendly accounting applications for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).
  • Sage 50 is an intensive software package and in order to maximise the benefit, one would need to cover all aspects of the course in detail. It incorporates strong reporting features coupled with flexible tools for management, accounting as well as taxation.
  • By choosing to study a comprehensive course on Sage 50, candidates can expect to accurately manage company invoicing, produce financial and sales reports as well as process VAT records.
  • In addition, Sage 50 helps improve productivity and efficiency in a multi-user environment. Apart from creating different levels of security, Sage 50 also helps generate different reports including income statements, balance sheets and cash flows.
  • Moreover, the latest version of Sage 50 is designed for user-friendly interaction, including quick registration, easy installation and instant activation. Users can expect to set up the software within minutes and the package is automatically updated with the latest legislation. Thus, users do not have to worry about having access to the latest version.

Who should consider learning the Features of Sage 50 Accounting?

  • In-depth study and knowledge of different tools and features of the Sage 50 accounting software can help candidates add value to their team.
  • Similarly, Sage 50 software is also ideal for those who own their own businesses and wish to become self-sufficient in managing their own accounting and invoicing and so on. Expertise in Sage 50 accounting software helps reduce reliance on external accountants.
  • In addition, Sage 50 accounting software is recommended for those who wish to make a seamless transition from manual payroll processing to a computerised system. By opting to educate and update one’s skills in Sage 50, candidates can prove their ability to potential employers. The Sage 50 online course is suitable for individuals, business entrepreneurs and aspiring students who wish to learn the basics of computerised accounting and invoicing.
  • A detailed working knowledge of Sage 50 can help aspirants gain confidence and help them provide a high standard of accounting services to companies.
  • Candidates from all backgrounds and fields are free to learn the Sage 50 accounting course; it does not require any prerequisite academic qualifications. The only prerequisite condition is a basic working knowledge of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Diploma

With an upbeat economy and an encouraging job scenario, an increasing number of companies in the UK are looking for reliable professionals who can help manage the company accounts. Efficient and trained accounting professionals can help businesses focus on expansion and opportunities. The Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Course consists of 10 modules of useful, practical information replete with exercises and questions that will help you hone your skill level. You will have the unique opportunity to learn the features and tools provided in Sage 50 Accounts to chase debt, maintain credit control, execute batch processing, understand the audit trail and manage quotations among others. More importantly, you can study at your own time and pace and in the privacy of your home. You can also choose to study the course on a desktop PC, a laptop, tablet or even a mobile phone at your convenience.

What you will learn in the Sage 50 Accounts Advanced Course

  • The importance of quotations and how they can be used to boost sales and attract customers. In addition, you will also learn how to convert quotations into sales orders
  • Gain a closer understanding of chasing debt and maintaining credit control. Businesses often offer credit to customers and you will learn how to follow up on customer payments and control credit levels
  • Transactions can also be processed in batches to save time and effort. The Sage 50 Accounts Advanced course will teach you how to manage batch transactions including batch payments
  • It's important to understand the components that make up an audit trail. You will learn how to interpret different information in the audit trail by using the functionalities in the Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Erroneous transactions can lead to mistakes in the financials which may further attract fines and punitive action. You will gain insights into creating proforma invoices and incorporating corrections to transactions that require amendments
  • Budgeting forms a crucial aspect of cost control. The course will teach you to use the features of Sage 50 Accounts to create departments and budgets in order to maintain improved control over financial and stock resources.
  • Reports are prepared for different user profiles and for different objectives. You will learn how to use the report function to your advantage whereby you will be able to generate aesthetic, informational and error-free reports for the end-user

Benefits of the Sage 50 Advanced Course

  • You can help the business attract sales because a proforma invoice provides detailed information regarding the product
  • You will be more confident while preparing budgets to control costs. Regular comparisons of the actual values with the budget can provide insight into business performance
  • Customers, investors and shareholders are more likely to be happy with the innovative and attractive reports that you are able to generate for their benefit
  • You are likely to gain confidence as you track the audit trail, control costs and correct erroneous transactions.

Sage 50 Accounts Intermediate Diploma Course

Successful business management involves a range of complex tasks and functions that help streamline processes. The tasks, features and tools explained in Sage 50 Intermediate course can be expected to be slightly more complex and intricate compared to the simpler ones in the beginners course. For improved clarity with regard to a keyword or concept, it may be a good idea to refer back to the beginners course. Every concept will be introduced and explained before moving on to exploring the related features in Sage 50 Accounts. Businesses often have to deal with hundreds of transactions performed during a month. For example, transactions may occur but cash need not have been received or paid out yet. Such transactions are called accruals and they are extremely necessary because they give a clear indication of a business’s financial health.

The Sage 50 intermediate course will explain how users can leverage the features provided in Sage 50 accounts to calculate accruals. In addition, you will learn about how to prepare and process purchase orders from product records. Purchase orders represent contracts between buyers and sellers and contain all the details regarding the purchase. Well-maintained information regarding purchase orders helps keep the inventory system up to date and streamline the purchasing process. Once you have completed the intermediate course, you will be familiar with a comprehensive range of useful accounting functionalities provided by Sage 50 Accounts.

What You Will Learn

  • How to set up a fixed asset record in Sage 50
  • Three methods of calculating depreciation
  • How to use the Asset Disposal Wizard and record sale of an asset
  • What to do if depreciation has been missed for a month
  • How to manage cheque and remittance
  • Setting up purchase order defaults
  • How to set up and calculate discounts on invoices and purchase orders
  • How to record the delivery of stock and update cost prices
  • Creating product defaults and understanding stock transactions
  • How to correct an incorrectly entered AI, using the exact method and the average cost price method
  • How to incorporate stock adjustments using the FIFO or First-in-First-out rule
  • How to use the ‘Check bill of material’ (BOM) feature to track stock availability
  • How to create price lists
  • How to apply special prices, print and delete price lists
  • How to set up manual discounts on sales orders and invoices
  • How to create service invoices and enter details for item lines

Benefits of the Sage 50 Intermediate Diploma

  • In-depth study and knowledge of different tools and features of the Sage 50 accounting software can help candidates add value to their team.
  • Similarly, Sage 50 software is also ideal for those who own their own businesses and wish to become self-sufficient in managing their own accounting and invoicing and so on. Expertise in Sage 50 accounting software helps reduce reliance on external accountants.
  • In addition, Sage 50 accounting software is recommended for those who wish to make a seamless transition from manual payroll processing to a computerised system. By opting to educate and update one’s skills in Sage 50, candidates can prove their ability to potential employers. The Sage 50 online course is suitable for individuals, business entrepreneurs and aspiring students who wish to learn the basics of computerised accounting and invoicing.
  • A detailed working knowledge of Sage 50 can help aspirants gain confidence and help them provide a high standard of accounting services to companies.
  • Candidates from all backgrounds and fields are free to learn the Sage 50 accounting course; it does not require any prerequisite academic qualifications. The only prerequisite condition is a basic working knowledge of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

Tax Accounting Certificate Course

The Tax Accounting course aims to improve your understanding of the way tax and accounting systems in the UK work which would be particularly useful to small business owners, entrepreneurs, employed people and anyone looking to improve their general knowledge on the wide subject of tax.

The course is split into ten different topics sorted in a logical progression from fundamental knowledge of the various taxes applicable to companies and individuals in the UK, to the advanced accounting methods and financial analysis techniques.

In order to define the complex tax terms, we have used real-life examples throughout the course that illustrate each tax concept and give you a practical perspective on the theory that the course covers. Furthermore, you can check what you have learned with a carefully prepared test.

In this course, you will be able to learn about Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and gain a unique overview of taxation laws and rules in the UK. Employment is another area that the course covers as it outlines the rights and responsibilities both for employers and employees with regards to tax.

There are numerous benefits and allowances as part of the UK’s welfare system that is funded by the taxpayers in the UK and comes from National Insurance contributions and Income tax, the two primary methods of taxing individuals.

People in hardship as well as individuals who perform special duties can benefit greatly from claiming such allowances to help them make ends meet. However, the primary focus of this course is taxation from a business point of view, making it a great piece of reference for just about any business owner or entrepreneur.

Tax responsibilities as well as the most important dates and deadlines have been noted down and instructions on registration and payment have also been included, making sure you have all the knowledge to successfully manage company tax returns, corporation tax and claim business reliefs that can help your business.

The course outlines the PAYE scheme in detail and explores what it is like to run a payroll, choose payroll software, produce payrolls for your employees and make the appropriate deductions. One of the most common business taxes in the world and in the UK is the Value-Added Tax or VAT.

This course is your primary detailed guide to the various rates of VAT, when to charge them and how to claim back VAT that has been charged on your own purchases.

Further, it explores the rules, regulations and taxes for trading internationally as well as exporting and importing to and from the UK.

The last sections of the course aim to teach you practical accounting, starting from defining the basic accounting concepts for beginners and taking it further to how to prepare financial reports, calculate various financial ratios and analyse how successful the business is performing.

Finally, there are a number of international standards when it comes to taxation and accounting reporting and the course provides an overview of how the existing tax standards came into being and which international and British organisations enforce these regulations. Keeping up with the recent news, it also outlines the possible impact that the upcoming exit from the European Union may have on taxation in the UK.

What you will learn:

  • What tax is and how the taxation system in the United Kingdom operates
  • What taxes apply to individuals residing in the United Kingdom
  • What benefits and allowances exist to support people in underprivileged positions
  • How to calculate National Insurance contributions based on individual earnings
  • What the different National Insurance classes are and who they apply to
  • How to calculate Income Tax and demystify tax codes
  • What income can be tax free and the various tax reliefs for individuals
  • How to calculate Corporation Tax that companies get charged on their sales
  • The mechanics of VAT and the VAT schemes are used to reclaim VAT on purchases
  • What charges apply to international imports and exports in the EU and outside the EU
  • How to import and export goods and services and prevent double taxation
  • What double entry accounting is and how debit and credit operations affect accounts
  • How to do your own company accounting, preparing and submitting Annual Returns
  • What financial organisations set international standards that influence laws in the UK
  • What international standards of tax reporting apply in the UK
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Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 0 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 0 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 0 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 118 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

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