Sage Line 50 Beginner College Certificate

What is special about this course?

Learn how to use Sage Line 50 to create customers suppliers and products. Carry out stock control and invoicing. Make and receive payments, and produce basic accounting reports.

Entry requirements

You will need to have basic computer skills, and an understanding of bookkeeping terminology would be advantageous.

To provide the basic skills required to create and manage small business accounts using a computer-based accounts system.  By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Start and navigate Sage Line 50, and use its main program functions
  • Understand the use of nominal codes
  • Produce basic accounting reports
  • Add suppliers, customers and products
  • Set stock levels
  • Enter service and product invoices, and issue credit notes
  • Process bank receipts and payments
  • Receive payments from customers, and pay your suppliers.
  • Reconcile your bank accounts; enter bank transfers; print cheques; enter and process recurring entries; reconcile your VAT.

PLEASE NOTE that it is the intention of this course to teach you how to use some of the basic features of the Sage Line 50 program - it is not designed to teach you the intricacies of accounting.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Open Learning

This course is studied by Open Learning self-study.  Before the course you will attend a short induction in the learning centre, when you will be provided with your pack of learning materials.  There are formative assessments for you to complete, which are exercises along the way to ensure you understand the course. 

You will be provided with contact details for your tutor, who will be available by phone or email. If you have problems with any of the exercises, or difficulties in understanding the course, ask your tutor.  Your tutor is there to help you with any problems, however small.

How long will my course last?

20 Hours

Completion of the course will require approximately 20 hours of study.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Open Learning courses start on the following dates each year:

  • 1st September
  • 1st November
  • 1st February
  • 1st March

You are welcome to come along and enrol on this course at any time. However, your course will commence on the next start date after your enrolment.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may wish to progress to the Sage Line 50 Intermediate course, which is also available by open learning.

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Apply for Sage Line 50 Beginner College Certificate

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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