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Introduction to Payroll Systems

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Overview

About the Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate

Paying employees is not as simple as a straightforward bank transfer. Particularly in larger companies, there are a number of systems involved to ensure that every employee is paying the correct sum towards taxes, pensions and national insurance. New staff must be added, old staff taken away, and everyone must be paid on time. In some cases, this can be a large task and companies need skilled administrators to lead the process.

The Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate qualification has been designed to educate individuals about the payroll processes. During your online studies you will cover modules in manual systems, gross and statutory pay, the PAYE regime and the NIC regime and statutory and voluntary deductions and net pay. You will also learn about payslips and computerised payroll systems. By the end of your distance learning course, you will be confident and competent when paying staff.

Who should study this course?

Courses like this are beneficial for those looking to find work as a payroll administrator or those already in the role who want to expand their knowledge. This home learning qualification is also useful for new or current business owners who need to set up their own payroll.

When you study at learndirect, we do not ask that you have any prior qualifications. If you are willing to engage in home study, and are motivated to learn about payroll systems, then this qualification will be perfect for you.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your studies, you will be able to work manual and computerised payroll systems. You will know how to handle sick pay, maternity pay and shift pay, as well as being fully versed in employment rights legislation.

If you desire, the qualification could lead to further study opportunities. Previously, people have gone on to study additional home study courses or foundation degrees in payroll management. Some students may even decide to take their studies to undergraduate level.

In many cases, students will choose to secure employment straight after graduating from this course. Individuals in possession of this certificate will be eligible to apply for work in many related roles. Some jobs people may choose include:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll manager
  • Small business owner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Section 1: Manual payroll system

Unit 1: Introduction and Starters and Leavers – Manual System

This unit covers:

  • The structure of the qualification
  • RTI (Real Time Information)
  • Confidentiality and security
  • Authorisation
  • Timeliness
  • Dealing with records
  • Computerised payrolls
  • Employment rights legislation
  • Income tax
  • Starters
  • Starters – PAYE
  • Starters – NIC
  • Starters – other points
  • Leavers
  • Leavers – PAYE
  • Leavers – other points

Unit 2: Gross Pay and Statutory Pay

This unit covers:

  • Gross pay
  • Basic pay
  • Shift pay
  • Overtime
  • Bonus and commission payments
  • Statutory sick pay (SSP)
  • Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
  • Statutory paternity pay (SPP)
  • Statutory adoption pay (SAP)
  • Statutory leave

Unit 3: The PAYE Regime and The NIC Regime

This unit covers:

  • An introduction to PAYE
  • The PAYE code number
  • The cumulative nature of PAYE
  • Tax free pay
  • Week 1 or month 1 PAYE codes
  • Changes in PAYE codes
  • Codes BR and D0
  • K codes
  • Introduction to National Insurance
  • Primary contributions
  • Secondary contributions
  • Calculating national insurance contributions

Unit 4: Statutory and Voluntary Deductions and Net Pay

This unit covers:

  • Court orders
  • Give as you earn (GAYE)
  • Student loans
  • Union dues
  • Net pay

Unit 5: Payslips

This unit covers:

  • Net pay
  • Payslips
  • Paying employees
  • Payroll checks

Section 2: Computerised payroll system

Unit 6: RTI and the Payroll System and Working the Computerised Payroll System

This unit covers:

  • What is RTI?
  • Interaction between RTI and a proprietary payroll software system
  • Registering an employer with HMRC
  • Working the computerised payroll system

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. However, we recommend that you have an understanding of basic maths calculations before enrolling on this course.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

About the Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate

Paying employees is not as simple as a straightforward bank transfer. Particularly in larger companies, there are a number of systems involved to ensure that every employee is paying the correct sum towards taxes, pensions and national insurance. New staff must be added, old staff taken away, and everyone must be paid on time. In some cases, this can be a large task and companies need skilled administrators to lead the process.

The Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate qualification has been designed to educate individuals about the payroll processes. During your online studies you will cover modules in manual systems, gross and statutory pay, the PAYE regime and the NIC regime and statutory and voluntary deductions and net pay. You will also learn about payslips and computerised payroll systems. By the end of your distance learning course, you will be confident and competent when paying staff.

Who should study this course?

Courses like this are beneficial for those looking to find work as a payroll administrator or those already in the role who want to expand their knowledge. This home learning qualification is also useful for new or current business owners who need to set up their own payroll.

When you study at learndirect, we do not ask that you have any prior qualifications. If you are willing to engage in home study, and are motivated to learn about payroll systems, then this qualification will be perfect for you.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your studies, you will be able to work manual and computerised payroll systems. You will know how to handle sick pay, maternity pay and shift pay, as well as being fully versed in employment rights legislation.

If you desire, the qualification could lead to further study opportunities. Previously, people have gone on to study additional home study courses or foundation degrees in payroll management. Some students may even decide to take their studies to undergraduate level.

In many cases, students will choose to secure employment straight after graduating from this course. Individuals in possession of this certificate will be eligible to apply for work in many related roles. Some jobs people may choose include:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll manager
  • Small business owner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Section 1: Manual payroll system

Unit 1: Introduction and Starters and Leavers – Manual System

This unit covers:

  • The structure of the qualification
  • RTI (Real Time Information)
  • Confidentiality and security
  • Authorisation
  • Timeliness
  • Dealing with records
  • Computerised payrolls
  • Employment rights legislation
  • Income tax
  • Starters
  • Starters – PAYE
  • Starters – NIC
  • Starters – other points
  • Leavers
  • Leavers – PAYE
  • Leavers – other points

Unit 2: Gross Pay and Statutory Pay

This unit covers:

  • Gross pay
  • Basic pay
  • Shift pay
  • Overtime
  • Bonus and commission payments
  • Statutory sick pay (SSP)
  • Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
  • Statutory paternity pay (SPP)
  • Statutory adoption pay (SAP)
  • Statutory leave

Unit 3: The PAYE Regime and The NIC Regime

This unit covers:

  • An introduction to PAYE
  • The PAYE code number
  • The cumulative nature of PAYE
  • Tax free pay
  • Week 1 or month 1 PAYE codes
  • Changes in PAYE codes
  • Codes BR and D0
  • K codes
  • Introduction to National Insurance
  • Primary contributions
  • Secondary contributions
  • Calculating national insurance contributions

Unit 4: Statutory and Voluntary Deductions and Net Pay

This unit covers:

  • Court orders
  • Give as you earn (GAYE)
  • Student loans
  • Union dues
  • Net pay

Unit 5: Payslips

This unit covers:

  • Net pay
  • Payslips
  • Paying employees
  • Payroll checks

Section 2: Computerised payroll system

Unit 6: RTI and the Payroll System and Working the Computerised Payroll System

This unit covers:

  • What is RTI?
  • Interaction between RTI and a proprietary payroll software system
  • Registering an employer with HMRC
  • Working the computerised payroll system

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. However, we recommend that you have an understanding of basic maths calculations before enrolling on this course.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Introduction to Payroll Systems Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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