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Payroll Training

Acudemy Training , Online (+2 locations)
4 days
437.50 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+5 start dates)
Course delivery
Virtual Classroom, Classroom
4 days
437.50 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+5 start dates)
Course delivery
Virtual Classroom, Classroom
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Course description

Payroll Training

The "Payroll Training" program is essential for individuals who are responsible for managing payroll processes in an organisation. Payroll is a critical function that manages the financial relationship between employers and employees, making it one of the most important functions of an organisation.

This highly popular course provides individuals with a comprehensive understanding of payroll theory, legislation, and procedures. The course covers both theory and digital payroll skills, providing participants with practical experience in running a payroll. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and practical skills, including how to calculate employee salaries and benefits, manage tax deductions, and comply with payroll regulations. The course is suitable for both beginners and individuals with some experience in payroll management.

By completing this course, participants can pursue careers as Payroll Administrators, Payroll Managers, and HR Managers. Overall, this course is an excellent option for individuals looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in Payroll Training and advance their career in this field.

This course can also be offered as on-site delivery. Please enquire for more details.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 5 start dates

11 December, 2023

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

15 January, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

12 February, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

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  • Classroom
  • Bristol

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  • Classroom
  • Glasgow

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites or entry requirements, as long as you want to get more experience in the field of Payroll, this is the right place for you.

Who’s it for?

This course is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Payroll Training and Management or for those who are responsible for managing payroll processes in an organisation. The program is suitable for both beginners and individuals with some experience in payroll management. It is also ideal for individuals who are seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in the area of Payroll Training.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Sage Payroll Level 1 Certification

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Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate (Accredited certificate and on the success of your assessments where applicable)
  • A manual as your resources tool

Training Course Content

Our Combined Payroll + Sage Payroll course is a 4 day course, with (Day 1 & 2 being Theory and Day 3 & 4 being Practical Sage Payroll).

Payroll Theory: (Day 1 and 2)

Key points will consist of:

  • Topic 1: Payroll Administration
  • Topic 2: Introduction / Employment Law
  • Topic 3: Starters and Leavers
  • Topic 4: Tax
  • Topic 5: National Insurance Contribution
  • Topic 6: Minimum Wage
  • Topic 7: Holiday Leave
  • Topic 8: SSP
  • Topic 9: SMP
  • Topic 10: Student Loan
  • Topic 11: Child Care
  • Topic 12: Automatic Enrolment

Sage Payroll:

Day 3: Trainer Led on how Sage Payroll Works and setting up the Software

  • Navigate confidently in Sage 50 Payroll
  • Check the legislation settings in your software
  • Configure your software to suit your company requirements

Set-up and amend:

  • Employee Records
  • Payments and Deduction
  • Basic Pension Schemes
  • Users and Access Rights
  • Understand reports in the system that aid in the completion of tasks such as Pay Elements Reports and Company Detail reports
  • Run a basic weekly or monthly payroll
  • Email appropriate payslips to employees
  • Perform and submit RTI routines including:
    • Full Payment Submission (FPS)
    • National Insurance Number Verification (NVR)
    • Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Correct errors during processing using the Rollback and Restore functions
  • Set up new starters and process leavers
  • Complete Period End Routines including producing the P32
  • Process electronic payments to employees and HMRC directly from Sage Payroll

Day 4: Left for Practice on Sage Payroll Software, candidates will require laptops

Please note that SAGE installation does not support MAC. The only way round this is if your MAC system has the latest Windows Emulator.

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More than 90% of satisfied individuals and organisations (2000+ students trained so far)


Average rating 4.4

Based on 29 reviews.
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Carol W
27 Apr 2023
Exceeded expectations.

I was very impressed with the course, it was better than expected. It exceeded my expectations.

Vanya P
27 Apr 2023
Interesting course

It was an interesting course and the tutor was very patient and understanding.

13 Mar 2023
Learning something new

Very clear and easy to understand. Overall enjoyed the course and gained a better understanding of calculations of NI / Tax / Pension etc…


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Continuing Studies

  • Payroll Administrator,
  • Payroll Manager
  • International Payroll Manager
  • CIS specialist
  • HR Manager

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