Intermediate apprenticeship in payroll

What will the apprentices learn on this programme?

  • Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll
  • Composition of an employee record
  • Elements of gross pay
  • Statutory and non-statutory payments and additions
  • Termination of employment
  • Computerised payroll theory
  • Statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data
  • Calculating gross pay
  • Creating an employee record
  • Processing leavers
  • Payroll processing
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance
  • Computerised payroll skills
  • Functional skills in mathematics, English and information, communication and technology (ICT) if they are needed

Job roles this apprenticeship is suitable for include:

  • Payroll assistant
  • Payroll clerk
  • Payroll administrator
  • Trainee payroll administrator

Entry requirements for the programme
There are no formal entry requirements however to be successful it is advisory that the apprentice holds a level two in English, mathematics and ICT.

How is the apprenticeship assessed?
Through a blended learning approach that includes:

  • Continual contact with a specialist assessor that will include regular face to face contact and telephone calls (using Skype where possible)
  • Work is set (which could include workbooks, workplace evidence, assignments, knowledge texts and examinations), submitted, marked and verified using our e-portfolio system

How long will the apprenticeship take to complete?
Apprenticeship learning normally takes 12 months to complete.


Interested? There has never been a better time to take on an apprentice

For more information and to discuss recruiting an apprentice, please talk to us on 0121 712 1040,, #earnandlearn or use the enquiry form.

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