Long Distance Learning and Software

Daniel EDaniel E Feels At HomePosts: 28Registered
Hi there,

I've just finished the certificate level with BPP via long distance learning and am looking to move onto Level 3 now. I'm not sure about continuing with BPP however. The support they provide in terms of Accounting Software is very poor. All they do is refer you to a 3rd party website which provides a programme that only lasts for 3 months and isn't compatible with some systems. I've never actually used Sage even though there's an entire unit in the text books that refers to it.

Are there any better providers for long distance learning when it comes to accounting software?


Many Thanks

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  • valentino46valentino46 Well-Known Posts: 124Registered
    Hi Daniel,

    Im with premier training and also long distance learning, i think youll find that most distance learning colleges use a temporary sage disc, lasting 180 days or 3 months. they are mainly for you to train on and acquire the necessary skills to sit the skills test or exam. The full working sage package costs hundreds whereas the training disc is generllay free.

    rob
  • zara5034zara5034 Well-Known Posts: 170Registered
    The Home Learning College provide a full version of Sage Instant Accounts, however they are about four times the price of any other provider and do not provide a very good service so I wouldn't recommend them in a million years, you'd be better off just buying sage instant accounts which you can get for about £100
  • Daniel EDaniel E Feels At Home Posts: 28Registered
    Hi Daniel,

    Im with premier training and also long distance learning, i think youll find that most distance learning colleges use a temporary sage disc, lasting 180 days or 3 months. they are mainly for you to train on and acquire the necessary skills to sit the skills test or exam. The full working sage package costs hundreds whereas the training disc is generllay free.

    rob

    With BPP they didn't even provide a disk and the programme they directed me to wasn't Sage. Which Level are you doing valentino?
  • coojeecoojee Experienced Mentor Posts: 794Registered
    Daniel E wrote: »
    Hi there,

    I've just finished the certificate level with BPP via long distance learning and am looking to move onto Level 3 now. I'm not sure about continuing with BPP however. The support they provide in terms of Accounting Software is very poor. All they do is refer you to a 3rd party website which provides a programme that only lasts for 3 months and isn't compatible with some systems. I've never actually used Sage even though there's an entire unit in the text books that refers to it.

    Are there any better providers for long distance learning when it comes to accounting software?


    Many Thanks

    It's only Level 2 that needs a accounting software so it doesn't matter who you go with now as you won't need it at any other level.
  • Daniel EDaniel E Feels At Home Posts: 28Registered
    Would there be any way for me to get a Sage practice disk on it's own separately from the whole package?
  • Jo ClarkJo Clark Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,525Registered
    Hello Daniel

    Try this link http://www.sage.co.uk/software_and_services/test_drive_our_software.aspx

    Want to try our software before you buy?
    Take our software for a spin
    Our TestDrive feature lets you take our software for a spin without the need for huge downloads and complicated installations

    You may find that you can trial Sage from here.

    Hope this helps.


    JC
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