Bookkeeping IAB Level 3 in Computerised Accounting for Business

Sorry, we no longer offer this course but please take a look at our AAT Bookkeeping qualifications.

Who is it for? Adult learners wishing to use the full functionality of Sage 50
Qualification: IAB Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business
Location: Distance Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 200 recommended study hours - one year's tutorial support

Take your experience with Sage 50 to the next stage with Level 3 IAB Computerised Bookkeeping Course

Sage 50 Computerised Accounts is a comprehensive business management system and the accounting software of choice for most small to medium sized companies in the UK and abroad.

If you have a solid working knowledge of Sage 50 and want to further develop your computerised bookkeeping skills, our online IAB Level 3 Computerised Accounting for Business using Sage online training course is the ideal step.

Level 3 IAB Computerised Bookkeeping training courses teach you how to get the best from Sage bookkeeping software and undertake the full range of practical business management tasks facilitated by this powerful system. Learning at home, you will be taught to manage fixed assets, month end and year end accounts, doubtful debts and many other essential functions and skills.

Study at home to earn a business recognised qualification

A qualification in IAB Level 3 Computerised Accounting for Business from The International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) is highly valued in a variety of sectors.

On completion of this online course you will be equipped to use the program to its full potential and will receive the Level 3 Certificate from the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), as well as a Sage 50 Certificate of Competency. You will also be eligible to move from IAB Associate level to Member Status with the IAB and will be able to use the letters MIAB after your name.

View a short selection of our Course Content and Sample Materials for IAB Level 3 Accounting for Business.

IAB Level 3 Bookkeeping training courses take you through the in depth financial and business management capabilities of Sage 50. You will learn about emailing invoices and statements, exporting and importing data and electronic submissions, running precise management reports, keeping data secure and much more.

Level 3 IAB Computerised Bookkeeping Online Courses are internationally recognised by employers. When you have completed your Level 3 IAB Accounting training course you will proficient in all aspects of Sage 50 computerised bookkeeping and be able to apply your new found skills in a variety of finance roles.

Course Snapshot

  • Level 3 qualification – comparable to studying at A Level
  • Accredited by the IAB (International Association of Book-keepers) and Sage
  • Entry requirements: Students should have a working knowledge of Sage 50 and a keen interest in bookkeeping and accounting
  • Two books containing 10 assignments
  • There is no final examination - gaining the qualification is based on the evaluation of 10 assignments
  • Approximately 200 recommended study hours – as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options
  • It is essential that you have a PC with the Windows 2000 operating system or higher.

What is Included?

  • One year's unlimited tutorial support
  • All books and course materials
  • Sage 50 Accounts v2011.10 software Trial Version (1 disk, with 180-day licence)
  • Assessment fees
  • One year’s IAB membership (required to take the IAB assessments)
  • 24 hour access to the Home Learning College Virtual Learning Campus
  • Free Career Management Centre services
  • Optional NUS card - the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts.

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for the IAB Level 3 Accounting for Business course, students should have a good understanding of working with Sage 50 and will ideally have completed the IAB Level 2 Accounting for Business course.

Before you enrol on a Home Learning College Course, please ensure that you have read and understood the pre-requirements below:

  • You have a valid UK address (students outside the UK will receive an additional postage charge)
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language
  • You have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period
  • You have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

System Requirements

To check your computer is compatible with the software provided with this course please review our Computer Compatibility and Specification Requirements.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months payment plans*. Representative APR 16.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

* Exact package varies by course, all credit agreements are subject to you enrolling on a qualifying course with Home Learning College. Any offer of credit will be is subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

On completion of the IAB Level 3 Accounting for Business course you will hold a QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) recognised level 3 qualification in bookkeeping and will be awarded the IAB Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business, as well as the Sage 50 Accounts Certificate of Competency.

Your proven Sage 50 capabilities will equip you for a variety of professional bookkeeping and accounting positions, such as Ledger Manager or Sage Bookkeeper, earning up to £28,000 per annum.

Alternatively, you can progress to further study with the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and work towards a career in Chartered Accountancy.

Gaining the Level 3 IAB qualification will also make you eligible for Member status with the association, allowing you to use the letters MIAB after your name. Additional benefits of membership include:

  • 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.

Sage Bookkeeper


*Source: SalaryTrack, January 2013

Ledger Manager


*Source: SalaryTrack, January 2013

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