8 weeks£736 +VAT
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An introductory qualification course in core payroll calculations

Students do not require any previous experience in payroll, this 8 week course, available on demand, is perfect to kick start your payroll career.

Successfully completing the course will earn you the Payroll Centre Payroll Assistant Certificate in Basic Payroll Competence.

Courses Overview

Duration: 8 weeks Price: £736+VAT

Who will benefit?

This qualification is perfect if you have little or no experience of current UK payroll practice. You may be completely new to payroll, returning to payroll after a break, providing absence cover, or HR or personnel staff providing advice to colleagues. This course will be an ideal introduction to the basics of UK tax and National Insurance calculations.

What you'll achieve

Upon successful completion of this course you will have an understanding of the principles, practicalities and basic payroll terminology required to be able to demonstrate basic calculations of tax, National Insurance and gross to net.

Course content

The course is built around 8 weekly modules for the student to complete. The course can be started on any of our monthly enrolment dates (first working Tuesday of each month)

Week by week course details

  • Week 1
    • Introduction, obligations and terminology
  • Week 2
    • National Insurance
  • Week 3
    • Records
  • Week 4
    • Income Tax
  • Week 5
    • Taxable pay
  • Week 6
    • Payments and payslips
  • Week 7
    • Revision and online tests
  • Week 8
    • Final assessment and online tests








"I have always found the Learn Centre to be helpful and supportive of not only mine but the team's payroll training needs. The blended learning approach works well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a Payroll training specialist provider not only for online delivery (e-learning) but also face 2 face and in-house. The Payroll Professionals Conference is also a great networking opportunity."

Kresh Veerasamy
Payroll Manager at Cancer Research UK

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