This course will equip you with an understanding of basic payroll procedures and also those who wish to become professional payroll processors. You will develop the skills required to prepare, check, and use source documents from which the payroll is processed, using a computerised payroll system as dictated by Real Time Information requirements. You will also develop skills that will enable you to gather the required information in order to prepare an employee payroll record using either the HMRC Basic PAYE Tools kit or commercially available payroll software. The course will also teach you how to calculate the gross pay due to employees from a simple range of information sources and for either weekly or monthly pay periods.
Topics covered can include:
You do not need to have any previous qualifications.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
There are four assessments, which must be passed, to achieve the qualification:
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, or into employment in roles around payroll.