What is a Sage course?

Sage is one of the UK’s most popular accounting programmes, used by businesses to accurately and efficiently manage money, payroll and expenses.

Sage online courses help you learn all about Sage accounting software, including how to manage supplier details, produce financial reports and process invoices. Anyone who handles money, from business owner to bookkeeper, benefits greatly from a Sage training course.

Explore our Sage Courses

Sage Courses

Sage 50 Accounts

This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process a business’ finances using this globally renowned accounting software. This is essential, interactive…

How long does it take to learn Sage?

Each of our Sage accounting courses is estimated to take no longer than 30 hours to complete. However, we always encourage our trainees to learn at their own pace.

Thankfully, it couldn’t be simpler to start Sage training courses with Pitman; simply log into your myPitman portal to get going and pause the training whenever you like. All progress is saved upon logging out, so you’re free to fit your Sage accounting course around your schedule.

Why choose a Pitman Training Sage course?

  • Pitman Training is highly regarded among employers, granting a competitive edge to those who study a Sage accounting course with us.
  • Our Sage courses online cover everything from the software’s accounting administration services to vital payroll processes.
  • You can combine a Sage course with a related Pitman Training course to further improve your employability. Sage online training pairs well with accountancy and payroll courses.
  • Our Sage training centres can be found all around the UK, with courses running all year long. Alternatively, if you would prefer to learn Sage at home, you can study online Sage courses.
  • All our Pitman Sage training online courses are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Learn how to use Sage accounting anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you study at your own pace on a flexible schedule.
  • Receive support throughout the entirety of your learning journey. Our course advisors are available online or at your local Pitman training centre to support your study.

Careers using Sage accounting training

  • The average UK salary for an accountant with Sage 50 accounts training is ~£27,000. Entry-level Sage roles earn ~£17,000, with more experienced candidates earning upwards of £39,000.
  • As well as accounting roles, Sage training is vital for small business owners. That’s because the software helps keep track of critical financial information, such as invoices, payroll, and expenses.
  • Learning Sage can also enhance CVs for other financial roles. For example, bookkeeping roles benefit greatly from a working knowledge of this software.

Sage courses available

Our range of Sage courses is essential for any candidate looking to become more familiar with the finance software programme.

For those new to computerised accounting, our Sage 50 Accounts 2017 course guides you through basic bookkeeping tasks, such as managing customer information, ledgers, and receipts. If you’d prefer to specialise in payroll, then our Sage payroll course covers the essentials of the role, including HMRC reporting.

The only requirement to study a Sage accounting course is knowledge of manual accounting processes. Otherwise, you are free to log in to your myPitman account and start your learning journey when you’re ready.

Whichever Sage course you choose, you can take it either online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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