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What our partners say

Find out what some of our educational partners have to say about our service!

Birmingham city university logo

“Sage Qualifications’ customer service is, during normal times, nothing short of exceptional. If there was a 5-star system to rate their service it would easily be 5 stars plus for their overall quality, flexibility, promptness and a genuine sense of caring for their customers.
But during the Covid-19 crisis that was suddenly upon us, their support and adaptability was beyond any conceivable expectations.

A new course was developed quickly to allow students with limited domestic technical facilities not to miss out on Sage Accounts study, a course that was now exclusively home-based -taught and -assessed, a transition that had to be planned and delivered in a week. Without the fantastic support of Sage Qualifications, which included open contact at weekends, this transition would not have been possible. Out of all of this, the most important factor in all this hard work is the student. All stops were pulled out to give our students at least one additional step to prepare them for the new post-Covid-19 world. For this I could not commend and recommend Sage Qualifications enough.”
Paul Caulfield, Teaching Fellow, Birmingham City University
Find out more by reading the case study about our work with Birmingham City University

TDLC Logo

“Sage Qualifications are brilliant for online learning to achieve accredited qualifications with online testing and immediate results. The qualifications provide hands-on skills for employability. Sage Qualifications have been a great help to TDLC during the Covid-19 pandemic – their flexibility and ideas for different ways that we can continue to provide services to our learners has been invaluable.”
Nigel Copleston, TDLC Training
Find out more by reading the case study about our work with TDLC Training

University of South Wales logo

“Sage Qualifications are always fantastic to work with, but their efficiency and dedication have really shone through during these unprecedented times [during the coronavirus pandemic]. They have enabled students to continue with their studies, gain qualifications and provided alternatives where needed. As an educator, I am extremely grateful for the support received to maintain normalcy for my students.”
Kristy Elias, University of South Wales

University of South Wales logo

Cardiff and Vale College has been working with SAGE to provide students with industry-standard software to support AAT qualification delivery. Our learners through SAGE have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilising SAGE software for individual learners, support materials and the expertise of our academic staff has allowed them to continue to develop their skills and knowledge.

We have always found SAGE staff to be friendly, helpful, flexible and efficient and would recommend them to other FE sector providers, as they have supported our learners’ needs and provided a platform for our team to continue teaching our accounting qualifications.

This is what one of our learners said:
“I have recently started using the SAGE package that was kindly offered to us for use at home, while studying. This was very easy to set up, with an email and a link which provided all the detail we would need. Once on the page, we got to see a video on how to set up - I thought this was an excellent idea and made it very easy. “The SAGE support team have been very helpful with all enquiries. They have responded to these emails very quickly, even at this stressful time. I have found that having SAGE on my home computer to do my work has been amazing and I feel it has benefited me greatly. Overall, this service has been fantastic.”
Georgina, AAT learner, Cardiff and Vale College

University of South Wales logo

Due to the special situation of Covid-19 - I had two classes who were midway through Sage and whilst on lockdown I found that our learners needed to practice at home, which they could only do if they had a copy of Sage, after a flurry of emails between all concerned, a purchase order was raised and off we went.

Working with Sage Qualifications, was really easy. A small form of details to fill in, so that Sage Qualifications could set each individual student up on the system. They each get a link to download the software, and then they are away, unlimited practice for 6 months. Sage Qualifications were amazing, with each student and computer comes its own set of problems and Sage Qualifications were right there to help. Some students had never installed software, before and the team made it easy, some students made mistakes during installation, and the team at Sage Qualifications fixed them too. I got emails replies both at 6:50am and at 11:20pm on the same day! It was superb to have another voice to help, and get everyone up and running.

Having this as part of the overall curriculum is amazing. It has taken a huge amount of pressure off the students, as they would normally have to travel to college to practice on the PCs there, now with it in their homes, the students are completing the mocks, extracting the correct reports, and I can mark them, which makes it a million times easier for me, to spot the mistakes they have made, give them feedback to explain, and they can do another mock and not repeat the same mistake.

We will definitely be including this at Knowsley in the upcoming enrolment, and using it as a selling point, access to Sage Qualifications is an added benefit to an AAT Level 2 course
Knowsley Community College

Edge Hill University Logo

“The help that Sage Qualifications have provided during the coronavirus outbreak has been invaluable. Sage staff reply to emails promptly and professionally, have offered additional test dates and alternative methods of assessment to accommodate the changing circumstances. Our university students have been able to continue their Sage studies at home, knowing that the Sage staff have been extremely supportive and encouraging. Thank you!”
Wendy Gallagher, Edge Hill University

Leicester College Logo

With the sudden lock down and with schools and colleges having to close it left us with 40+ Level 2 AAT students to teach remotely. Not all of these students had access to Sage at home. I was recommended by AAT to contact Sage Qualifications which I did and I must say this has been one of the best recommendations passed on to me.

The same day they provided me with solutions for materials and access to Sage for our students, all at a heavily discounted price as Fiona and her team are supporting all of us in this very challenging time. I can't say how grateful for all of the support and instant replies that Sage Qualifications provide and not only for this but also discussing the options for us to upgrade our Sage site licence at an incredible deal - which we will proceed with once we reopen our sites - all totally fantastic and 100% dedication to customer service!

We found in addition to the above that the Sage Qualifications course will qualify for RPL which will save our learners time and money as they no longer have to visit a centre to take a separate exam!

I will certainly be using this service for all our Sage requirements moving forward and a big thank you to you and my colleagues!
Leicester College

Middlesex University Logo

“The team at Sage Qualifications have been very supportive and professional in the provision of CIMA Accredited Sage online course and assessment for our students. Our students appreciate this opportunity very much, and the skillsets they gained from this course has proven crucial in their employment. The teaching materials provided are very comprehensive, the assessment tools are effective and adaptable in measuring and recognising our students’ achievements.

Over our years of collaboration, Middlesex University and Sage Qualifications established Sage prizes to recognise outstanding student achievement. We really appreciate this learning collaboration with Sage Qualifications and are looking forward to developing this partnership further.”
Sally Wang, Middlesex University

University of Lincolnshire Logo

“We have been working with Sage Qualifications in a classroom teaching situation. The support has been great, and the students have benefited from learning Sage and getting certifiable evidence of progress, which makes them more employable and certainly helps with getting a placement. Because their studying is ongoing, we have had to switch them to working from home with the Sage download and their regular access to learning material.

Sage Qualifications ensured that all those who needed it had access to Sage and the key point assessments, which we easily invigilated in class have now been set up to run online in various windows so the students can still hit the certification milestones in a controlled environment. Thankfully many more than usual are progressing further with their learning, making good use of their time and the excellent resources available.”
Neil Sutcliffe, University of Central Lancashire

E-Careers Logo

“We have been working with Sage Qualifications since 2011 – and since that time our market with them has grown exponentially. The Sage brand increases employability and the learners love the fact that they are using Sage software in their own home, studying at their own speed and in their own time. The learning materials are easy to follow with lots of on-screen help and model answers which enables the learners to keep on track with their progress.

I love the fact that we, at e-Careers, are able to monitor the learners work and make comments on the reports they produce. There are case studies and tests the students can use to practice their skills and the certification from Sage UK is an invaluable asset to the learner’s CV. It means an employer knows this learner can ‘hit the ground running’.”
Mike Kirkham, e-Careers

Leeds Beckett University Logo

“Our University has consistently been a big supporter of the programmes run by SAGE Qualifications and this year’s students results arising from significant efforts by the team this year and last were extraordinarily pleasing. I wanted to give my thanks on behalf of the team and the University for the support Fiona and Elspeth responsiveness in helping our team with the challenges that inevitably crop up in running a programme of this scale. The help provided during the coronavirus outbreak has been invaluable to accommodate at home and distance virtual learning for our students to continue their Sage studies. Sage Qualification staff reply to emails promptly and professionally, have offered additional test dates and alternative methods of assessment to accommodate the changing circumstances.

Our students certificates were held at the university office during the crisis and therefore the students could not access them. To help with this situation, Sage Qualifications enabled digital badges on the portal so that our students could prove their certification via a digital badge which gives the potential employer the details of the award achieved, the date and the exam they passed. Sage Qualification learning activities create and boost a mixture of soft skills and hard skills to enhance our students employability. For instance, hard skills use of Accounting (SAGE) Software to a professional level and soft skills independent learning skill and time management skills. Therefore, a thank you will come tacitly from our students who progress more equipped for the challenges of the real world than otherwise be the case! ”
Leeds Beckett University

Weston college  - HMP The Verne

I have been impressed by the support offered by Sage Qualifications through the process of setting up and delivering our first cohorts. They have been there all the way and shown great patience with my many questions and always provided quick, helpful responses.

In recent weeks, their replies have remained speedy and supportive. It is good to know that even in the current crisis, they are focused on providing the best possible access to their expertise and have even offered additional resources to keep our learners going during the shutdown.
Weston college - HMP The Verne

Awarding body partners

We work with a range of awarding bodies, including:

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University partners

We have developed course materials for some of the UK’s leading educational establishments, including:

National centre for universities and business ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEWICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW ICAEW Derby UniversityBirmingham City UniversityManchester Metropolitan UniversitySwansea UniversityUniversity of KentPearson College London Newcastle University Keele University Bath Spa UniversitySolent UniversityUCFB UniversityNational Centre LogoUniversity of Bedfordshire

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