Looking for a level three qualification in payroll or pensions

04 February 2015


Payroll technician certificate - £995+VAT (Online)

Convenience, reputation of the CIPP and duration of study are the three main reasons why students book their place onto the payroll technician certificate. The intake for the payroll technician certificate is every month and bookings can be made through our website.

What will I learn?

  • The basics of automatic enrolment
  • How to calculate gross pay
  • Voluntary and statutory deductions
  • Tax codes and tax free pay
  • Starters and leavers
  • NI percentages and rates
  • Calculating payments
  • Attachment of earning orders
  • Student loans

Certificate in pensions administration - £995+VAT (online)

The certificate in pension administration has been developed with pension practitioners to ensure that it meets the needs of the industry. It provides a clear opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of job roles in the pension industry.

The qualification is split into seven mandatory units over nine months:

  • Overview of UK pension schemes
  • Providing pension scheme information
  • Creating and maintaining pension scheme member records
  • Transferring into and out of pension schemes
  • Amend pension records to reflect a members change of circumstances
  • Payment of scheme benefits to pensioners
  • Working as a member of the pensions team

National payroll certificates (NPC's) (face-to-face)
Member rate - £390+VAT per training day*
Non-member rate - £440+VAT per training day*
Exam day - £170+VAT per exam*

There are three National Payroll Certificates available through the CIPP. Students who successfully complete all three will receive a QCF level three qualification which is delivered by Kaplan Professional Awards (KPA) - a recognised awarding organisation by qualification regulators.

Therefore they are ideal for:

  • Individuals who are starting their career in payroll
  • Accountants who provide a payroll service to their clients
  • Payroll service providers who process payroll on a daily basis
  • Those who have had a career break and want a refresher


For further information on the above qualifications, please visit our website, email us or phone 0121 712 1000.