Sage Line 50 Essentials

This course has been designed for people needing to use Sage Line 50 to record their accounts, or who are upgrading from an earlier version of Sage. Delegates should have previous experience of accounts and book-keeping to Trial Balance at least.

The module used will be Financial Controller, but it would also be suitable for users of Accountant or Accountant Plus. Users of Sage Instant could also attend, but they should bear in mind that there will be some small differences in the features.

We are currently only holding our public programme online, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this one-day Sage Line 50 course, you will be able to:

  • Plan a chart of accounts to produce reports in the format you will need
  • Set up customer and supplier records, and process invoices to them
  • Deal with receipts and payments, bank, cash and credit card transaction
  • Process accruals and pre-payments
  • Produce standard financial management reports
  • Complete a VAT return
  • Reconcile your bank account

Course timetable

Day 1

Session 1

  • Introduction and initialisation
  • Setting your preferences and security

Session 2

  • Using the Charts of Accounts and nominal codes

Session 3

  • Setting up customer and supplier records

Session 4

  • Creating and processing sales invoices
  • Processing purchase

Day 2

Session 1

  • Processing customer receipts and supplier payments

Session 2

  • Processing Bank Payments and Receipts
  • Petty Cash
  • Transfers

Session 3

  • Prepayment
  • Accruals
  • Month End
  • Nominal Reports
  • Trial Balance

Session 4

  • Completing your VAT return

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Sage Line 50 Essentials
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

This course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes) on both days. Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at


Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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...Happy also runs a Quickbooks Essentials course for anyone managing their small and medium-sized business accounts with Quickbooks?

The popular accounting software QuickBooks allows you to easily organise your accounts, raise invoices and make payments. Happy can provide training for both the online and desktop versions. 

QuickBooks Essentials to enable you to use all of the essential features to get you started, including how to generate a VAT return. Find out more