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Xero Advisor Certification Equivalency Course

Xero certification shows your knowledge of the UK’s leading cloud accounting software.



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We are making this course free of charge because we understand the lifetime value of you loving...

Study method
Online, self-paced
6 hours
No formal qualification

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The only course coming directly from Xero, unfiltered and unadulterated!

Today, the Xero partner network encompasses thousands of UK accounting and bookkeeping practices – demand for Xero skills has never been higher.

With a Xero advisor certification, you show that you’re ready to support over 460,000 subscribers across the UK.

First, set up your account in our Learning Portal. Once your account is activated, register for Xero advisor certification – equivalency course.

In this course, you’ll learn the principles of cloud accounting, setting up Xero, working in Xero and Reporting.

Please note: we go live with a new Learning Management System (LMS) on the 16th June and so you will only have until then to complete the Certification. After this date you will automatically use the new system (which is still free of charge).

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What is Xero Certification?

  • The pack of eLearning courses takes about 6 hours and includes how to setup and run Xero on a day2day basis.
  • There are also knowledge checks throughout which means you are assessing your understanding and knowledge as you move through the certification.
  • There are twelve modules to complete.
  • By the end of it you will be able to set-up Xero, run Xero day2day, review month end and generate all relevant reports.

And when you have successfully completed certification if you either start your own Xero Practice or become employed by one within 12 months then we will transfer your certification to that Practice for you.

We have also included another 6 hours worth of additional content free of charge, all of which is great for your continuous professional development and additional skills & knowledge.

By the time you have successfully completed Xero Certification you will have a solid understanding of the difference this makes to bookkeeping & accounting tasks and workflow. Demand for Xero skills has never been higher. We survey our Partners and this year we have seen a marked difference when we ask how important is tech know-how these days?

83% believe that understanding technology is now as important to their job as understanding accountancy

The pace of change has never been faster and the importance of tech know-how has never been greater. Completing Xero Certification is a great step towards having a very solid understanding of all things cloud accounting and of Xero and that can’t be a bad thing? It’s also a set of skills that the 350,000+ customers will also value very highly too.

Who is this course for?

Bookkeeping and Accounting professionals, students or those wanting more knowledge of cloud accounting.


None - no previous knowledge is required.

Career path

Anyone either looking to gain employment in financial roles (in Practice or Industry) or looking to set-up their own Business. These cloud bookkeeping / accounting skills are foundational to many career paths.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.