Certificate in Payroll Online Course

Learn To Be More Productive For Your Team And Company

Certificate in Payroll Online Course

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Learn To Be More Productive For Your Team And Company

Are you currently working in the accounts department and you want to fast track your career and want to be more productive for your team and company? Do you own your own company and are hiring employees for the first time and you now have to learn the rules and regulations involved in payroll? This course will provide you with all the knowledge, tools and skills you need to complete payroll in an effective manner.

Introduction to the Payroll Course

This payroll course is broken down into twenty three information packed modules which are designed to provide you with all the essential tools and knowledge you need to complete payroll in an effective and orderly fashion at all times.

The course is offered online, which enables you to study at your own pace and in your own time using any device connected to the internet. You can study using your computer at home or your laptop, or you can choose to use your tablet or phone, as long as you have an internet connection.

The payroll course comes with a certification on successful completion, which is not only industry recognised, but it is also verifiable. This enables potential employers to confirm your credentials and hire you with complete confidence.

You will have two chances to complete the test and pass. In the event you do fail the multiple choice test the first time, you will be given a second opportunity to revisit the modules and then take the test again. Remember, you will have lifetime access to the learning modules for added convenience.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Get an understanding of what payroll systems are and why you need one.
  • Learn the basics of payroll systems. What you need to know, errors and the importance of communication.
  • Identify the payroll systems in the United Kingdom. What to include and working with HMRC.
  • Understand that you need to run an efficient payroll system. Staff training, reviews and record keeping plus so much more.
  • Get insight on how employees starting and leaving the business impacts payroll. This module will give you insight into what to do, P45's and time keeping.
  • Learn how to deal with HMRC when it comes to new employees, what information HMRC will need from you and how to ensure you pay the employee the correct amount each month or week.
  • Learn how to calculate gross and net pay. This module will teach you the difference between gross and net pay, how to calculate them and why you need wage slips for each employee.
  • Understand the different deductions you need to know about to come to net pay amounts.
  • Get insight into what is statutory pay, how long does an employee qualify, record keeping and reporting to HMRC.
  • Learn about the national minimum wage based on age groups.
  • Get an understanding of the national insurance contribution systems. This module includes why we pay, the different rates, employer contributions and more.
  • Learn how to manage the online PAYE system.
  • Identify what the employment allowance is.
  • Understand retirement schemes.
  • Learn the different programs available for payroll.
  • Tips to correct payroll errors.
  • Understand the importance of annual reporting.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Gain insight into managing your own payroll
  2. Comprehensive 23 module Accredited Certificate in Payroll Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Payroll experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Payroll Systems & Management: An Introduction

  • What exactly a payroll system is
  • Why you need an effective payroll system in place at all
  • How a large business and small business work differently in terms of their payroll systems
  • What you need to know in terms of HMRC (the taxman)

Module 2 : Learning the Basics about Payroll Systems

  • The basics of how to set up a payroll system
  • Safety measures in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Communication issues and what happens if you don't communicate important information
  • Paperwork you will need to generate

Module 3 : Understanding Payroll Systems in the UK

  • Reiteration on why you need an effective payroll system in place
  • The fundamental points of what a payroll system needs to include
  • Why payroll and HMRC requirements go hand in hand
  • Why a high quality payroll system keeps employees happy overall

Module 4 : How to Run an Efficient Payroll

  • Why it is important to familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of your payroll system
  • Training staff on how to run your payroll system
  • Why it is important to regularly review your system and maintain it
  • Communication is literally everything when it comes to the best payroll system you can implement

Module 5 : Employees Starting and Leaving the Business

  • What to do when an employee starts employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What to do when an employee leaves employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What is a P45? And why do you need the information within it?
  • Communication issues relating to employment changes and why this is a vital part of the payroll system for your business

Module 6 : Dealing with HMRC in Relation to New Employees

  • What you need to do when a new employee joins the company, including the paperwork and information you need in order to set them up on your payroll system
  • Why HMRC need to know such information relating to employment changes, to reinforce your understanding
  • What to do in relation to student loan deductions from an employee's salary and how to report deductions to HMRC
  • How you can ensure your new employee gets paid correctly and on time, and why this is so vitally important

Module 7 : How to Calculate Net and Gross Pay

  • Exactly what gross pay is
  • Exactly what net pay is
  • How to calculate these types of pay, bearing in mind that software often does the hard work for you
  • The importance of payroll software in calculating net and gross pay, as well as why your software should produce a clear wage slip for your employees to understand

Module 8 : Net Pay Resulting from Voluntary and Statutory Deductions

  • Exactly what net pay is, and why it differs from gross pay
  • What a voluntary deduction is, and some examples
  • What a statutory deduction is
  • How voluntary and statutory deductions affect an employee's pay at the end of the week or month

Module 9 : Understanding Statutory Pay

  • What exactly is statutory pay?
  • When can an employee claim statutory pay, and how long can they claim it for?
  • How does an employee qualify for statutory pay, and what are the exceptions?
  • Record keeping in relation to statutory pay, what do you need to do?

Module 10 : The National Minimum Wages for Different Types of Work

  • What exactly the National Minimum Wage is in the UK
  • How the National Minimum Wage affects apprentices
  • Who isn't entitled to the National Minimum Wage
  • What happens if you don't pay an employee the National Minimum Wage

Module 11 : Understanding the National Insurance Contributions System (NIC)

  • What is the National Insurance Contributions system (NIC)? And what actually is National Insurance?
  • Why do we pay National Insurance? What do contributions entitle us to as workers, both now and in the future?
  • Different types and rates of National Insurance, and what they mean for your employee. A general overview of the system types, and who they apply to.
  • Employer's National Insurance contributions, rates and explanation.

Module 12 : When Employees Pay Less National Insurance Contributions (NIC)

  • Exactly what the National Insurance system is, and what it is for
  • The potential reasons why an employee may pay less National Insurance contributions through their wage statutory deductions
  • How do you report to HMRC that an employee is paying less National Insurance
  • Recordkeeping in relation to National Insurance contributions

Module 13 : Understanding the PAYE System

  • What is the PAYE system in the UK?
  • Why is the PAYE system beneficial for both employers and employees?
  • What are tax codes, and why are they important?
  • How do you send PAYE information to HMRC?

Module 14 : Dealing with the Online PAYE System for Employers

  • Exactly what the PAYE system is in the UK
  • An employer's responsibilities in terms of PAYE and reporting to HMRC
  • How to report PAYE information to HMRC, reiterating previous knowledge
  • What to do if you employ someone else to run your payroll duties and your responsibilities in accordance with this

Module 15: The Employment Allowance

  • What exactly is the Employment Allowance?
  • How does the Employment Allowance benefit a business?
  • Reiteration on Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for both employees and employers
  • When can you claim Employment Allowance?

Module 16: Employment Termination Payments

  • What exactly is an employment termination payment?
  • Under what circumstances would an employment termination payment be made?
  • Payments in relation to redundancy - what are they? How are they taxed? How are they reported?
  • Why is the subject of employment termination payments such a grey area?

Module 17: Understanding the Retirement Scheme

  • What is retirement? A quick definition of the term
  • Different types of pension schemes, and what they mean for the employee
  • Workplace pensions, the ins and outs explained
  • State Pension, the ins and outs explained

Module 18: Working Effectively with the RTI Computerised Payroll System

  • What is RTI (Real Time Information)?
  • How do RTI and PAYE go hand in hand?
  • How do you report payroll information in RTI? Who undertakes this task?
  • What to do if you outsource your payroll duties

Module 19 : Payroll Computer Software/Programs

  • What does payroll software actually do? Why does a business need it?
  • Why your software needs to be HMRC tested and recommended
  • Software options for small businesses, with 10 employees or less
  • Software options for larger businesses, with more than 10 employees

Module 20 : How to Correct Any Payroll Errors

  • How can an error to payroll occur?
  • What are the consequences of not correcting errors to your payroll submission to HMRC?
  • What to do if you pay your employee too little, or too much
  • What to do if you report the wrong pay or deductions to HMRC/you pay HMRC incorrectly 

Module 21 : Maintaining Employee Records

  • Why do employers need to keep employee records, and what information needs to be kept? How long does this information need to be kept for?
  • Data Protection - why an employer needs to comply, and what this consists of
  • Payroll records from HMRC point of view, what you need to do, and what records you need to keep
  • Tax Compliance Checks - What is this? Exploring the ins and outs

Module 22 : Annual Reporting and Other Tasks Connected with Payroll

  • What the end of the tax year means for employers. What to do as 6 April approaches, the beginning of the new tax year.
  • Sending your final payroll report for that tax year
  • Why you must update payroll records for every employee
  • Why you must update your payroll software

Module 23 : A Summary of the Legal Obligations Associated with Payroll Systems

  • A reminder of the general tasks associated with a payroll system
  • A reminder of why businesses must comply with HMRC guidelines
  • Legal obligations in terms of the National Minimum Wage
  • Legal obligations in terms of PAYE (Pay As You Earn) and RTI (Real Time Information)

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn To Be More Productive For Your Team And Company

Are you currently working in the accounts department and you want to fast track your career and want to be more productive for your team and company? Do you own your own company and are hiring employees for the first time and you now have to learn the rules and regulations involved in payroll? This course will provide you with all the knowledge, tools and skills you need to complete payroll in an effective manner.

Introduction to the Payroll Course

This payroll course is broken down into twenty three information packed modules which are designed to provide you with all the essential tools and knowledge you need to complete payroll in an effective and orderly fashion at all times.

The course is offered online, which enables you to study at your own pace and in your own time using any device connected to the internet. You can study using your computer at home or your laptop, or you can choose to use your tablet or phone, as long as you have an internet connection.

The payroll course comes with a certification on successful completion, which is not only industry recognised, but it is also verifiable. This enables potential employers to confirm your credentials and hire you with complete confidence.

You will have two chances to complete the test and pass. In the event you do fail the multiple choice test the first time, you will be given a second opportunity to revisit the modules and then take the test again. Remember, you will have lifetime access to the learning modules for added convenience.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Get an understanding of what payroll systems are and why you need one.
  • Learn the basics of payroll systems. What you need to know, errors and the importance of communication.
  • Identify the payroll systems in the United Kingdom. What to include and working with HMRC.
  • Understand that you need to run an efficient payroll system. Staff training, reviews and record keeping plus so much more.
  • Get insight on how employees starting and leaving the business impacts payroll. This module will give you insight into what to do, P45's and time keeping.
  • Learn how to deal with HMRC when it comes to new employees, what information HMRC will need from you and how to ensure you pay the employee the correct amount each month or week.
  • Learn how to calculate gross and net pay. This module will teach you the difference between gross and net pay, how to calculate them and why you need wage slips for each employee.
  • Understand the different deductions you need to know about to come to net pay amounts.
  • Get insight into what is statutory pay, how long does an employee qualify, record keeping and reporting to HMRC.
  • Learn about the national minimum wage based on age groups.
  • Get an understanding of the national insurance contribution systems. This module includes why we pay, the different rates, employer contributions and more.
  • Learn how to manage the online PAYE system.
  • Identify what the employment allowance is.
  • Understand retirement schemes.
  • Learn the different programs available for payroll.
  • Tips to correct payroll errors.
  • Understand the importance of annual reporting.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Gain insight into managing your own payroll
  2. Comprehensive 23 module Accredited Certificate in Payroll Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Payroll experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Payroll Systems & Management: An Introduction

  • What exactly a payroll system is
  • Why you need an effective payroll system in place at all
  • How a large business and small business work differently in terms of their payroll systems
  • What you need to know in terms of HMRC (the taxman)

Module 2 : Learning the Basics about Payroll Systems

  • The basics of how to set up a payroll system
  • Safety measures in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Communication issues and what happens if you don't communicate important information
  • Paperwork you will need to generate

Module 3 : Understanding Payroll Systems in the UK

  • Reiteration on why you need an effective payroll system in place
  • The fundamental points of what a payroll system needs to include
  • Why payroll and HMRC requirements go hand in hand
  • Why a high quality payroll system keeps employees happy overall

Module 4 : How to Run an Efficient Payroll

  • Why it is important to familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of your payroll system
  • Training staff on how to run your payroll system
  • Why it is important to regularly review your system and maintain it
  • Communication is literally everything when it comes to the best payroll system you can implement

Module 5 : Employees Starting and Leaving the Business

  • What to do when an employee starts employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What to do when an employee leaves employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What is a P45? And why do you need the information within it?
  • Communication issues relating to employment changes and why this is a vital part of the payroll system for your business

Module 6 : Dealing with HMRC in Relation to New Employees

  • What you need to do when a new employee joins the company, including the paperwork and information you need in order to set them up on your payroll system
  • Why HMRC need to know such information relating to employment changes, to reinforce your understanding
  • What to do in relation to student loan deductions from an employee's salary and how to report deductions to HMRC
  • How you can ensure your new employee gets paid correctly and on time, and why this is so vitally important

Module 7 : How to Calculate Net and Gross Pay

  • Exactly what gross pay is
  • Exactly what net pay is
  • How to calculate these types of pay, bearing in mind that software often does the hard work for you
  • The importance of payroll software in calculating net and gross pay, as well as why your software should produce a clear wage slip for your employees to understand

Module 8 : Net Pay Resulting from Voluntary and Statutory Deductions

  • Exactly what net pay is, and why it differs from gross pay
  • What a voluntary deduction is, and some examples
  • What a statutory deduction is
  • How voluntary and statutory deductions affect an employee's pay at the end of the week or month

Module 9 : Understanding Statutory Pay

  • What exactly is statutory pay?
  • When can an employee claim statutory pay, and how long can they claim it for?
  • How does an employee qualify for statutory pay, and what are the exceptions?
  • Record keeping in relation to statutory pay, what do you need to do?

Module 10 : The National Minimum Wages for Different Types of Work

  • What exactly the National Minimum Wage is in the UK
  • How the National Minimum Wage affects apprentices
  • Who isn't entitled to the National Minimum Wage
  • What happens if you don't pay an employee the National Minimum Wage

Module 11 : Understanding the National Insurance Contributions System (NIC)

  • What is the National Insurance Contributions system (NIC)? And what actually is National Insurance?
  • Why do we pay National Insurance? What do contributions entitle us to as workers, both now and in the future?
  • Different types and rates of National Insurance, and what they mean for your employee. A general overview of the system types, and who they apply to.
  • Employer's National Insurance contributions, rates and explanation.

Module 12 : When Employees Pay Less National Insurance Contributions (NIC)

  • Exactly what the National Insurance system is, and what it is for
  • The potential reasons why an employee may pay less National Insurance contributions through their wage statutory deductions
  • How do you report to HMRC that an employee is paying less National Insurance
  • Recordkeeping in relation to National Insurance contributions

Module 13 : Understanding the PAYE System

  • What is the PAYE system in the UK?
  • Why is the PAYE system beneficial for both employers and employees?
  • What are tax codes, and why are they important?
  • How do you send PAYE information to HMRC?

Module 14 : Dealing with the Online PAYE System for Employers

  • Exactly what the PAYE system is in the UK
  • An employer's responsibilities in terms of PAYE and reporting to HMRC
  • How to report PAYE information to HMRC, reiterating previous knowledge
  • What to do if you employ someone else to run your payroll duties and your responsibilities in accordance with this

Module 15: The Employment Allowance

  • What exactly is the Employment Allowance?
  • How does the Employment Allowance benefit a business?
  • Reiteration on Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for both employees and employers
  • When can you claim Employment Allowance?

Module 16: Employment Termination Payments

  • What exactly is an employment termination payment?
  • Under what circumstances would an employment termination payment be made?
  • Payments in relation to redundancy - what are they? How are they taxed? How are they reported?
  • Why is the subject of employment termination payments such a grey area?

Module 17: Understanding the Retirement Scheme

  • What is retirement? A quick definition of the term
  • Different types of pension schemes, and what they mean for the employee
  • Workplace pensions, the ins and outs explained
  • State Pension, the ins and outs explained

Module 18: Working Effectively with the RTI Computerised Payroll System

  • What is RTI (Real Time Information)?
  • How do RTI and PAYE go hand in hand?
  • How do you report payroll information in RTI? Who undertakes this task?
  • What to do if you outsource your payroll duties

Module 19 : Payroll Computer Software/Programs

  • What does payroll software actually do? Why does a business need it?
  • Why your software needs to be HMRC tested and recommended
  • Software options for small businesses, with 10 employees or less
  • Software options for larger businesses, with more than 10 employees

Module 20 : How to Correct Any Payroll Errors

  • How can an error to payroll occur?
  • What are the consequences of not correcting errors to your payroll submission to HMRC?
  • What to do if you pay your employee too little, or too much
  • What to do if you report the wrong pay or deductions to HMRC/you pay HMRC incorrectly 

Module 21 : Maintaining Employee Records

  • Why do employers need to keep employee records, and what information needs to be kept? How long does this information need to be kept for?
  • Data Protection - why an employer needs to comply, and what this consists of
  • Payroll records from HMRC point of view, what you need to do, and what records you need to keep
  • Tax Compliance Checks - What is this? Exploring the ins and outs

Module 22 : Annual Reporting and Other Tasks Connected with Payroll

  • What the end of the tax year means for employers. What to do as 6 April approaches, the beginning of the new tax year.
  • Sending your final payroll report for that tax year
  • Why you must update payroll records for every employee
  • Why you must update your payroll software

Module 23 : A Summary of the Legal Obligations Associated with Payroll Systems

  • A reminder of the general tasks associated with a payroll system
  • A reminder of why businesses must comply with HMRC guidelines
  • Legal obligations in terms of the National Minimum Wage
  • Legal obligations in terms of PAYE (Pay As You Earn) and RTI (Real Time Information)

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course ID No.: 070NSA148
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
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Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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