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

Why should I attend?

Administering statutory leave entitlement and the associated pay provisions can be complicated but are an essential arena for organisations to operate correctly and efficiently.

Aimed at payroll and HR professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experience, this course covers in-depth the rules and regulations for SSP, SMP, SAP, SSP and their associated statutory leave provisions. It also provides an introductory overview of ShPP and SPL. Furthermore, the syllabus explains how these statutory provisions should interact with occupational pay and leave organisations may additionally provide.

What will I learn?

To teach delegates the rules and regulations of statutory payments and leave so they can administer their provision correctly and with confidence.

  • Identify entitlement to:
    • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
    • Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Statutory Maternity Leave (SML)
    • Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) & Statutory Adoption Leave (SAL)
    • Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) & Statutory Paternity Leave
    • Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) & Shared Parental Leave (SPL)
  • Calculate statutory payments 
  • Comply with statutory requirements for statutory payments

Course content

  • Statutory payment compliance
    • Overview of HMRC’s compliance role with statutory payments
    • Outlining the arbitration route with statutory payment decisions
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
    • Determining employees eligible for SSP
    • Interpreting periods of incapacity to work, qualifying days and waiting days
    • Calculating SSP payments
    • Outlining recordkeeping requirements for SSP
  • Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
    • Determining employees eligible for SMP
    • Interpreting Week Baby Due, Qualifying Weeks and Employment Start Dates
    • Calculating SMP payments
    • Identifying contractual considerations for employees on maternity leave
    • Outlining recordkeeping requirements for SMP
  • Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
    • Determining employees eligible for SAP
    • Calculating SAP payments
  • Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
    • Determining employees eligible for SPP
    • Calculating SPP payments
  • Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)
    • Overview of the principles of ShPP

Further development

Introduction to PAYE and NIC’s:
A working knowledge of PAYE & NICs is the central skillset that all payrollers must master. This course covers in-depth the rules for calculating both statutory deductions as well as the principles of processing starters and leavers correctly. Delegates leave the course with the ability to calculate gross to net pay manually.

Essential additions to payroll basics:
This course directly follows from this syllabus to cover a broad range of other subjects which all payroll administrators must competently grasp such as Student Loan Deductions, Court Orders, Auto-Enrolment, Real-Time Information, Year-End obligations and an introduction to Director’s NIC’s.

Revision day two:
Statutory payments are a detailed and often complex area of payroll that takes practice to refine and apply. This course applies the learning gained from this course in a variety of scenarios, enabling the delegate to fully apply this subject in their workplace.

Introduction to payroll:
Designed for those new to payroll, this comprehensive course covers the core skills required to administer the payroll function. From calculating gross pay and deciphering the differences between taxable and NIC’able 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.

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. Statutory payments interact and complicate holiday pay & leave entitlements so HR & payroll professionals would benefit from this course which explains concisely the current rules and regulations on holiday pay & leave.


Booking information

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