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This course helps you begin your payroll journey with an overview of how to pay Statutory Sick Pay, including key terms and phrases and some simple calculations to help solidify your knowledge.


Why you should attend

Understanding how to process and pay statutory sick pay will become an essential part of your role, as a payroll professional.

This one hour, e-learning course will equip you with the basic skills you need to carry out your role with confidence. By the end of the course, you will have learnt the basics of statutory sick pay, how to calculate SSP and identify eligibility. You’ll also have the chance to work through some simple calculations, testing your knowledge and improving your skills.

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

And you may be working in either:

  • A payroll bureau
  • Accountancy firm
  • In-house payroll team

What you will learn and delivery

On this course you will learn:

  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) basics
  • The building blocks of SSP
  • The average earnings test
  • SSP rates
  • Ending SSP
  • Calculating SSP

Courses are delivered using the CIPPs online learning tool Moodle. 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.

Course contents

The e-learning course guides you through:

  • Identify eligibility for SSP
  • Identify if an absence requires the calculation of SSP
  • Identify qualifying days and waiting days
  • Understand if SSP has linked periods
  • Calculating average earnings to determine entitlement
  • Calculating statutory payments for sick pay
  • Consider the impact of changing circumstances on SSP
  • Apply your learning to several scenarios to calculate SSP

Prior learning required

This course is designed for someone that is entirely new to payroll and covers the very basics of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Continuing your learning

Introduction to Statutory Payments
Covering in detail the core statutory payments as well as introducing Shared Parental Leave & Pay, completing this course will complete a payroll administrator’s essential skill set.

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 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.

Pricing and booking information

CIPP members: £75 +VAT

Non members: £75 +VAT