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Are you a SIMS FMS user moving from NCB to EPA from 1 April 2016 ?

We can help you make this transition.

IMPORTANT Pre-requisites:

During the workshop we will need to remote connect to your computer in school from the Link2ICT Training Room.

For this reason the workshop is ONLY available to schools who subscribe to Link2ICT and BGFL Connectivity.

If in doubt please contact the Service Desk on 0121 303 5100


Please note:

You will need to bring the IP address of the SIMS workstation you are going to connect to and arrange with a member of staff in school to accept your connection. You will need exclusive rights to your workstation for the duration of the workshop.



Workshop to Configure your Live System.

(This will involve connecting to your live system via remote support to carry out the changes below that are required to operate as an EPA school)


  • Setting up Balance Sheet Codes
  • Setting up the EPA ledger codes
  • Setting up Bank details
  • Setting up Cheque book(s)
  • Setting up VAT Periods


Training on Link2ICT Training Data covering the following:

  • Funding
  • Printing cheques and cancel cheques
  • EPA reimbursement
  • Dealing with Bank Reconciliation
  • VAT Returns

Cost: Free or £220 (per person for non-subscribing schools) 


This course is intended for School Finance Officer, Burser or School Business Manager

Please note only online applications will be accepted.