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  Delivery: e-learning

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This course helps you begin your payroll journey with a overview of how to calculate National Insurance contributions for payroll, including key terms and phrases and some simple calculations to help solidify your knowledge.


Why you should attend

Calculating National Insurance contributions and understanding why this process is such a valuable part of your role and will be key to your journey as a payroll professional.

Throughout this one-hour, e-learning course, you will learn more about national insurance thresholds, rates, classes and categories alongside essential information about the system itself.

The course is suitable for delegates that have the following suggested roles of newly employed:

  • Payroll administrators
  • Payroll co-ordinators
  • HR administrators
  • HR co-ordinators

What you will learn

On this course you will learn:

  • The National Insurance system (NICs)
  • NICs classes and category letters
  • Earnings for NICs
  • NIC limits, thresholds and rates
  • Calculating NICs

Courses are delivered using the IPPE Online Learning Portal. Once registered for the course, you will be introduced to the topics covered throughout the hour and the course learning outcomes. Learning is achieved via a step by step process throughout the module, with a short test at the end of each topic, ensuring you have a full understanding of the course.

Once all topics have been completed, you’ll be presented with a link to download your learning resources, including the module workbook. You’ll also be taken through the learning outcomes once again with the opportunity to revisit any of the topics covered.

The course material will be provided on the date that you have booked, and you will have three weeks from this date to complete.

Course contents

The e-learning course guides you through:

  • What the National Insurance system is for
  • Identifying the most common National Insurance category letters
  • Identify what earnings NICs are calculated on
  • Select the correct NIC limits, threshold and rates
  • Calculate employee NICs liabilities
  • Calculate employer NICs liabilities

Prior learning required

This course is designed for someone that is entirely new to payroll and covers the very basics of the National Insurance system (NICs).

Continuing your learning

Calculating Income Tax

On the first eLearning module of this series, you will discover Income Tax key terms and phrases as well as gain an understanding of Tax Codes and work through some simple calculations.

Introduction to Income Tax & NICs

Working knowledge of PAYE & NICs is the central skill set that all payroll professionals must master. This trainer-led course covers in-depth the rules for calculating both statutory deductions as well as the principles of calculating gross pay, administering starters and leavers and the importance of the pay statement.

Introduction to Payroll:
Designed for those beginning their payroll journey, this comprehensive course covers all the core skills required to administer the payroll function. From calculating gross pay and deciphering the differences between taxable and NICable pay. The course covers in-depth the methodologies for manually calculating income tax, NICs and Student Loan Deductions as well as an overview of other core payroll principles, including auto-enrolment, court orders and remittance reconciliations of processing starters and leavers correctly. You will leave the course with the ability to calculate gross to net manually.

Pricing and booking information

£99 +VAT