SAGE Line 50 (Beginner)

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre


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.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Routes

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

Start Date

September, November, February, March


College Cert

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

20 hours


Business and Computing