The legislation for statutory sick, maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and associated leave, is complex and covered in detail in this informative course.

Please note: Materials for this course will be made available via an online platform, however a selection of this materials will need to be printed off and brought with you on the day. Login details for the online platform will be sent to you 10 days before the course start date. If you have any problems or questions, please email admin@cipp.org.uk.

Who is this course aimed at?

Payroll and HR professionals at administrator or supervisor levels that are required to administer statutory payments and/or have responsibility for advising employees and calculating company benefits.

What will I learn?

You will gain a good understanding of the complex rules of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and associated leave.

The course also provides an understanding of the differences between statutory and occupational pay and contains all recent legislative changes.

Course content

  • Statutory maternity pay
    • Terminology and abbreviations
    • Forms and key dates for entitlement
    • Exclusions and ceasing entitlement of SMP
    • The requirement of notification, service and average pay
    • Calculation and commencement of SMP
    • Recovery and offsetting of SMP
    • Records, fines and penalties
    • Resolving procedures
  • Statutory maternity leave
    • Entitlement to leave
    • Difference between ordinary and additional leave
    • Terms and conditions during leave
    • Returning to work
  • Statutory adoption pay and leave
    • Overview of adoption leave and pay
    • Highlight duplicate rules and key differences with maternity pay and leave
  • Statutory paternity leave and pay
    • Forms and key dates for entitlement
    • Exclusions and ceasing entitlement of SPP
    • The requirement of notification, service and average pay
    • Calculation and commencement of SPP
    • Recovery and offsetting of SPP
    • Records, fines and penalties
    • Resolving procedures
  • Shared parental leave and pay
    • Curtailing maternity or adoption leave and pay
    • Entitlement to leave and pay
    • Giving and adjusting notice to take leave
  • Statutory sick pay
    • Forms and key dates for entitlement
      • Establish entitlement or exclusion of SSP
      • Rules and purpose of self-certification
      • Rules and purpose of fit notes
      • How to calculate entitlement to SSP
      • Meaning and significance of:
        • Period of incapacity to work
        • Linking
        • Qualifying days
        • Calculation of average earnings
        • Identify relevant earnings period
        • Entitlement and process of recovering SSP

Course aims

On completion delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the implications, entitlements and calculations of the correct amount of statutory sick, maternity, paternity and adoption payments
  • Minimise the potential risk for offences and penalties

Booking information

For more information please email admin@cipp.org.uk or call us on 0121 712 1063. 

Closing date for bookings is two weeks prior to the course date.

In-house delivery

The CIPP can offer in-house delivery on most training courses.

In-house delivery can be very attractive for organisations as they can train large numbers of employees* at a reduced rate, without the additional associated costs, such as travel and 'lost time'.

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*Minimum number of delegates apply