Computerised Accounting for Business


Level 1 Award


Skills first Awards and Sage UK have worked in partnership to develop a suite of computerised accounting and payroll qualifications.

This level 1 qualification provides you with an introduction to computerised accounting software, bookkeeping and banking procedures.

A study pack is available to learners (at an additional cost) this includes:

  • Access to comprehensive, interactive online learning support materials
  • A FREE copy of the latest Sage 50 Accounts Professional or Payroll software (for six months)
  • Access to expert support
  • Related simulations to practice as you need them
  • Valuable skills to control your business
  • Hard copy learner workbooks if required (at an additional cost through Sage)

Once you have achieved this qualification you could go on to be employed as a:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Credit Controller
  • or you may own your own business and wish to do the accounts yourself

If you feel that you already have a basic knowledge and understanding of this area then you could consider the Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF).

This qualification replaces the Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping for Business (RQF). This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of prior learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

Awarding body:

Skills First

Guided learning hours:


Programme length:

4 weeks
2 days per week in classroom
plus home study

RQF unit no

Skillsfirst unit no

Unit title



Using a computerised accounting application


Introduction to bookkeeping


Working with bookkeeping



Banking procedures