Are you new to payroll or use a payroll system and need to know how it works to be able to answer employee questions?

Starting with pay as you earn and national insurance contributions this course will equip you with the skills necessary for the preparation of manual payments and correction of errors. The course then moves onto the rules of statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay, statutory adoption pay, shared parental pay, statutory sick pay and associated leave and contains all recent legislative changes, providing clear explanations on qualification, entitlement and calculation of the above statutory payments and leave. The course concludes by considering court orders and student loans.

In addition to completing the standalone 26 week level three Payroll Technician Certificate, the advanced option includes a team working module and built in progression to year two of the Foundation Degree in Payroll Management, completing at a level four certificate. This option takes 31 weeks to complete.

The recommended study time per week on average is around 7 hours. All the course material is online, you will be continually assessed which means you work your way through the material and complete the exercises at the end of each module. There are assessments at the end of the course which you will need to pass in order to achieve the qualification.