Using Accounting Software (SAGE Business Cloud)

What you will study

    1. Benefits of computerised bookkeeping systems 
    2. Signing up to Sage Accounting
    3. Setting up your company in Sage Accounting
    4. Menus and functions in Sage Accounting
    5. Setting up your suppliers’ details, entering supplier opening balances and producing supplier data reports
    6. Setting up your customers’ details, entering customer data and producing customer data reports
    7. Setting up and amending the nominal ledger accounts
    8. Entering opening balance information and printing a trial balance
    9. Entering new data and editing data
    10. Setting up and amending general ledger accounts
    11. Control accounts
    12. Entering transactions
    13. Processing journals and correcting errors
    14. Performing bank reconciliations and producing bank reports
    15. Creating and processing recurring receipts and payments
    16. Risks of using a computerised bookkeeping system

Key features of the course

    • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
    • An emphasis on professional development through independent learning
    • Relevance of topics and practical examples to the context of your own professional practice
    • Illustrative practice activities with solutions, “test your understanding” activities and tutor-marked assignments to reinforce learning
    • Certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law

This non-credit short-term course is intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests in subjects related to business management, finance or tax law.

This course can be taken alongside your degree or professional qualification studies elsewhere or as part of your informal career development programme. It will be of particular value to undergraduate, postgraduate or professional students of business management, accounting and tax law. 

Learning outcomes

    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Key skills
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills

Career relevance

    • Accounting professions
    • Financial management
    • Tax advisory
    • Investment analysis and management
    • Business administration
    • General management
    • Sales and marketing
    • Risk management
    • Management consultancy

Study method

Online learning with tutor guidance and support

How long it takes

2 weeks (16 hours)

You need to be able to spend approximately 8 hours per week on studying this module.

Teaching and assessment

A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.

The course work includes online practice tests and end-of-module assessment. You must use the online VLE-system to submit your end-of-module assessment.

The Pass mark for the module is 50%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law.

Study materials

All study materials are provided on the module website.

Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.

A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

Fees and funding

Course fees for 2022/2023 academic year: £85

Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.

LSFL course fees depend on the level and duration of courses: check all tuition fee rates for the current academic year here.

You may be eligible for tuition funding.


Next term start date: 20 September 2022

The module website will be available to registered students three days in advance of module start. Module sessions will be opened on a weekly basis to enable tutor-led, gradual progression through the study materials and continuous assessment.

Course registration is open, but please be aware that due to the increased demand it may take us longer to respond than usual.

Registration closes 10 September 2022 (places subject to availability)

Registration for current students:


Registration for new students:

You have to register as an LSFL student to study this course.


Future availability

Using Accounting Software (SAGE Business Cloud) starts three times a year – in January, May and September.

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