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Sage Pastel (Course 2)
Sage Pastel Accounting Partner

This comprehensive and accredited online video course will give Learners the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a bookkeeping to trial balance function using Sage Pastel Partner Accounting software (which encompasses Sage Pastel Xpress).

A sound understanding of Bookkeeping; or a qualification in the Basics of Bookkeeping is required.

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3 Months Online
Step-by-step videos
Printed manual + DVD
Certificate by Sage Pastel
NQFL 4 FASSET Accredited
Dedicated student support
R 8,400

Course Duration and Start Dates

A Learner can enroll and start this course at any time of the year. Progress at a pace that suits your schedule from your home or office.

From registration straight through to certification, this course will be completed online within a 3 month period (or sooner) via Novtel's convenient web-based Student Portal. As long as you have access to a computer and the internet, you will be able to progress and complete the course in your own time, no matter where you are.


Who should enrol for this course?

The online Sage Pastel Accounting Partner Intermediate video training course will suit you if:

  • You have a sound understanding of Grade 10 Bookkeeping, or a qualification in the Basics of Bookkeeping (recommended)
  • You would like to embark on a new career in Bookkeeping, using Sage Pastel Accounting Software
  • You would like to advance your current career by acquiring new skills in Sage Pastel Accounting Partner
  • You would like to launch your own business as a Consultant, providing computerized Accounting services to Clients
  • You are an Entrepreneur, Accountant or Manager wishing to enhance your skills and knowledge of computerised Bookkeeping
  • You are not able to attend classes; or you simply prefer completing your training online in the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace


Course Content

This course consists of 12 online learning modules, including:

  • 24 Short step-by-step training videos, accessible online and offline via a complementary USB flash drive NEW!
  • 01 Printed Sage Pastel Partner Intermediate training manual, including an Educational Software installation DVD, delivered via courier
  • 11 Interactive online self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through each learning module
  • 01 Trial/mock exam to assist you when preparing for your final Sage Pastel Partner Intermediate assessment
  • 01 Final Exam written online from home, or at a suitable location available to you
  • 01 Course Certificate (issued electronically by Sage Pastel)

Dedicated Support by a Certified Trainer

Receive unlimited online and telephonic support by a certified Sage Pastel Trainer for the duration of your course access period, during Novtel office hours. When required, we can even arrange a remote support session via 'TeamViewer' to conveniently access and assist the learner online on their own computer.

Price Match Policy

Novtel's price matching guarantee allows you to buy your preferred Sage Pastel course with confidence. We want you to be able to choose a course based on the most effective and convenient course delivery method, quality of content, training aids and comprehensive support available; not price. Click here to learn more.

Course Index

Module 01: Getting Started in Pastel Partner During this orientation Module, you will learn how to install and register the Sage Pastel Educational software on your computer. If you already have Pastel Partner installed on your computer, you are advised not to install the Educational software on your computer as well, but to simply take note of the installation process and requirements involved. [Tip: You may find it useful to refer to Lesson 1 of your printed training manual during the installation process. Alternatively, please contact us for assistance.]
Module 02: Navigating Pastel Partner Learn how to open Pastel Partner and explore your way around using the various navigation methods; and how to back up and restore your company data regularly.
Module 03: Creating a New Company Learn what information will be required; and the methods available to you when setting up a New Company in Pastel Partner.
Module 04: The General Ledger Learn how to edit and create new main and sub-accounts in the General Ledger (GL) when using Pastel Partner.
Module 05: Inventory Learn how to create and edit Inventory Categories, Inventory Groups and Inventory Items. Then, learn how to capture the selling prices and quantities on hand for each item.
Module 06: Customers Learn about Customer Processing method selection, how to create Customer Categories, how to create Customer Accounts; and how to set up Customer Documents.
Module 07: Suppliers Learn about Supplier Processing method selection, how to create Supplier Categories, how to create Supplier Accounts; and how to set up Supplier Documents.
Module 08: Entry Types, Journals & Cash Books Learn how to edit and add new Journals and Cash Books to your existing Entry Types, as created by Pastel Partner; and how to ensure that Entry Types have been set up correctly.
Module 09: Daily Processing Learn how to process Customer Orders, Tax Invoices and Return & Debit Notes; and how to generate Supplier Purchase Orders, Supplier Tax Invoices, Credit Notes and more.
Module 10: Weekly Processing Learn how to capture Take-on Balances when first implementing Sage Pastel Partner in your company; and how to prepare for and perform Bank Reconciliation at regular intervals.
Module 11: Monthly and Bi-Monthly Processing Learn how to process monthly Recurring Invoices, perform Inventory Adjustments and generate monthly Financial Reports. Then, learn how to set up and close Tax Periods.
Module 12: Annual Processing Learn how to post the final manual Trial Balance to your new system when first implementing Sage Pastel Partner. Then, learn how to prepare for and perform Year-End Processing.
Review the Printed Training Manual Now that you have successfully completed all the online Learning Modules, you are ready to shift your focus to the printed Sage Pastel training manual. The printed training manual provides a more theoretical approach to Pastel Partner; and will these Lessons elaborate on the various functions, shortcuts and processes made possible when using Pastel Partner.
Trial / Mock Exam An optional trial exam is now available to you, should you wish to prepare for the type of questions that you can expect to receive in the final certification exam; which will be written online from the Sage Pastel website.
Final Exam: Sage Pastel Partner Final Assessment Congratulations on reaching the final stage of this course! The Pastel Partner Intermediate certification exam will be written online from the Sage Pastel website.

Course Access and Requirements

What prerequisites apply to the Sage Pastel Partner course?
This is an Intermediate level course. Sufficient knowledge of, or a qualification in the Basics of Bookkeeping is required before enroling for this course.

Should you have acquired knowledge of Bookkeeping at school level, you may benefit immensely from a refresher course such as our Bookkeeping Basics video course, before starting your training in Pastel Partner.

Why not take advantage of our discounted Sage Pastel Course Bundle, which allows you to purchase both the Bookkeeping Basics (Beginner) and Sage Pastel Partner (Intermediate) courses simultaneously at a discounted price? To be completed within a 6 months access period.
Is Novtel authorised to provide training in Sage Pastel?
Yes. Novtel is an Authorised Sage Pastel Training Centre (ATC). As a result:
  • Our online Sage Pastel courses are supported by original printed Sage Pastel Training Manuals, which a learner will receive by post
  • During the final step of your course, you will be directed to the official Sage Pastel website where you will write your final online assessment
  • Fasset Accredited Certification is then issued to the learner, directly by Sage Pastel
When are courses scheduled to start?
All our online courses are self-paced. This means that a learner can enrol and start at any time. Each learner's access to a course will be valid from the date of purchase. Once activated, you will be able to study and make progress at your own pace and according to your own time schedule within the course access period.
Can I complete a course from home, no matter where I live?
Yes. As our courses are produced and supported in an online format, you are able to complete the course from the comfort of your own home or office and from any country in the world, as long as you have access to the internet, a computer with audio capabilities and a current e-mail account.
Are any courses available in a language other than English?
No. All training content and online support are available in English only.
Is the course access period an indication of how long it will take to complete the course/s?
No. The course access period allocated to a specific course (e.g. 3 months) or Course Bundle (e.g. 6 months), is simply the amount of time the learner will have in which to complete the course/s before online access to the course material expires.

Learners can easily complete a course in a much shorter period of time depending on the learner's studying pace, ability to grasp the content; and how much available time is spent on working through the course material.
What do I need to be able to participate in an online course?
To participate in an online training course, a Learner must be at least 16 years of age and will be required to have the following:
  • Access to a computer with a CD/DVD drive and audio capabilities
  • Access to the internet, with a guaranteed connection speed of at least 2 Mbps
  • A current e-mail account
  • A basic level of computer & Maths literacy
  • A good command of the English language
  • A PDF reader installed on the device (such as Adobe Reader)
I don't have Pastel Partner software. Can I still enrol for the course?
Yes! Included in your printed Sage Pastel Training Manual, you will receive a complementary Sage Pastel Partner Educational Version installation disc, which you can install on your computer for the purpose of this course. This Educational version will remain active for a limited period of time or 2 500 transactions, whichever comes first.
How do I access my course material?
Once a course is purchased and payment has been verified by us, you will be able to access the online course material immediately via our website by signing in to your Novtel Student account.

The student's supporting course material (e.g. printed training manual and USB drive, as applicable) will be dispatched via courier immediately.
How will I go about completing the course content relevant to a Sage Pastel course?
For each of the 12 learning modules, the learner will be expected to:
  1. Complete the online content first, by:
    • Watching the short step-by-step video/s (also available offline via a complimentary USB drive)
    • Performing the same activity as demonstrated in the video, in your educational version of Pastel Partner (not applicable to Bookkeeping Basics course)
    • Complete a self-assessment quiz, as many times as you wish
  2. Once all the online Modules have been completed, start to review your printed training manual.
As the layout of the Lessons in the printed manual will differ from that of the online content (providing you with a second perspective of the subject matter) simply start at Lesson 1, and work your way through the printed manual. The learner will then have the option of completing a new set of additional activities from the printed manual as well.

Once all online and printed content has been covered, the learner will pepare for and write the final online assessment/exam to achieve certification.
Training videos - what can I expect?
Novtel's training videos can be viewed online via our website; or offline via a complimentary USB flash drive, for as many times as you wish within your course access period.

Novtel captures the core of a learning unit in each video it produces; with an average viewing time of approximately 10-15 minutes per video. By combining visual effects, software demonstrations (where applicable) and English audio in each of our training videos, we can offer Learners a convenient and captivating learning experience.

All our training videos were produced, tested and verified to play seamlessly at a high quality of 720p when a guaranteed internet connection speed of at least 2Mbps is maintained. For more information on the requirements for optimal viewing of videos online, please click here. However, if your internet connection speed does not allow for optimal viewing of your course videos online, simply view the videos offline from the complimentary USB flash drive provided.
What supporting documentation is provided when enroling for a course?
Soon after enroling for an accredited Sage Pastel video short course, an original printed Sage Pastel Training Manual, including a data disc and/or Sage Pastel Partner Educational software installation DVD, will be dispatched and delivered to you via courier.

These Training Manuals are used in conjunction with the course videos and are required when preparing for your final Sage Pastel online assessment/exam.

NEW! In addition to the above, the learner will now also receive a complimentary USB flash drive - containing the relevant course videos in mp4 fomat - for offline viewing during your course access period.
Do I need to submit any written assignments during an online course?
No written assignments are required during any of our online courses. A learner may however be required to complete self-assessment quizzes as he/she progresses through a course. These quizzes will be completed online and will not count towards the final pass mark.
Will I have to write an exam at the end of a course?
Yes. To achieve certification a learner will be required to write an exam before their course access period expires. All assessments are to be written online; and can therefore be completed from home; or at any location where access to the internet is available.
Will I be able to communicate with the Course Instructor during the course?
Of course! You will receive unlimited online and telephonic support by a certified Sage Pastel Trainer during your course access period within Novtel office hours. We can even arrange to assist you on your own computer by means of a remote support session via 'TeamViewer'. This free online application will allow us to provide a live demonstration, explanation or assistance no matter where you are.
Can I purchase this training course for an Employee on behalf of my Company?
Absolutely. When the Employee registers for their course online, they will simply select the 'Payment by Sponsor' payment option, which will allow a third party (e.g. employer, agency, spouse, etc) to receive a copy of the invoice and settle the payment on their behalf.