Level 3 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping

The Level 3 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping is for advanced use of Sage accounting software within a double entry bookkeeping system to keep financial records.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who have a working knowledge of accounts or figure work and have an awareness of computerised accounting packages, but would like to expand their knowledge into construction and production of Sage computerised management accounts.


The above qualification can be studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by sitting an exam, either at our registered centre or accessing an IAB registered centre.

Alternatively, the above qualification can be studied just for knowledge and enjoyment purposes and no assessments need to be undertaken.

Course summary

  • Managing a computerised accounts system to provide management information.
  • Set up initial company data for a Sole Trader and record transactions relating to the owner.
  • Set up customer and supplier accounts and enter opening balance transactions.
  • Enter an opening trial balance.
  • Enter information relation to credit customers and suppliers.
  • Enter non-credit transactions.
  • Enter journal transactions.
  • Enter credit card transactions.
  • Record acquisition and disposal of fixed assets and record period end adjustments for depreciation, stock, income, expenses and VAT.
  • Make end of period adjustments.
  • Amend the chart of accounts.
  • Print a variety of period end reports including, profit and loss, balance sheet, VAT return and budget reports.
  • Analyse reports to provide management information.
  • Print a variety of routine and non-routine reports.