This one day training course is essential for anyone that has to process payroll for education establishments in the UK.

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

Why should I attend?

Those responsible for administering payrolls for schools, colleges and other education providers are faced with an additional array of contractual considerations which require a good working knowledge to successfully navigate.


This course covers in detail the remuneration packages for teachers and non-teachers and details the various allowances and other factors to consider when administering their reward packages, including maternity leave, minimum wage and starters and leavers. The principles and rates for both the Local Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) are also explored.

What will I learn?

The course focuses on contractual elements of payroll for schools, colleges and universities and will provide delegates with an appreciation of the various general and specific aspects of procedures and processing of school payroll and will aim to provide guidance around the implications of the statutory and contractual provisions for various groups of workers in schools.

Course content

1). Outline the key principles of educational establishment payrolls.

- Defining key terms applicable to educational establishment payrolls.

- Summarising the Green Book and Burgundy book.

- Correlating working time to the school term calendar.


2). Summarising the current National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) provisions.

- List current NMW and NLW rates.

- Clarify apprentices who should be on apprentice rate of NMW.


3). Administering remuneration packages for non-teachers.

- Listing the applicable pay spines for non-teachers.

- Identifying the routes for pay progression for non-teachers.

- Distinguishing inner and outer London Weighting Allowances.


4). Administering remuneration packages for teachers.

- Identifying the salary determination and notification requirements for teachers.

- Calculating pro-rata’ing of salary for part-time teachers.

- Listing the pay spines used for teacher remuneration.

- Summarising the allowances & additional payments applicable for eligible teachers.  

-  Explaining the processing considerations for starters and leavers for teachers pay.   


5). Administering Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).

- Outlining the three types of TPS membership.       

- Listing the employee & employers rates for TPS.

- Identifying the pensionable pay elements under TPS rules.

-  Summarising the annual return completion requirements. 


6). Administering Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

- Listing the employee and employers rates for LGPS.

- Identifying the pensionable pay and principles of CARE scheme rules.

- Outlining the principles of the 50/50 scheme option.

- Defining Assumed Pensionable Pay (APP).


7). Summarising the maternity pay and leave rules.

- Outlining the maternity leave and pay categories & entitlement for teachers.

- Outlining the maternity leave and pay entitlement for support staff.

Further development

Creating a payroll procedures manual:

Processing payroll for educational establishments is a complex arena with numerous administrative and procedural considerations that need to be comprehensively documented to ensure a smooth delivery of a payroll service.

This course covers the theory and practicalities that need to be considered when designing a procedures document that all payroll departments need to ensure all statutory and contractual obligations are managed efficiently and professionally.


Holiday pay and leave :

With numerous case law decisions and statutes affecting this subject, it has become a difficult provision to manage correctly, which usually falls to payroll and HR to jointly administer. The contractual clauses particular to the educational establishments further complicate holiday pay and leave entitlements so HR and payroll professionals working for such organisations would benefit from this course which explains concisely the current rules and regulations on holiday pay and leave.

Pricing and booking information

Terms and conditions apply and can be found here.

For more information please email 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