Level 1 Award in Computerised Payroll for Business

The Level 1 Award in Computerised Payroll for Business aims to act as an introduction to payroll record keeping and processing, giving the necessary skills to record financial payroll transactions.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who wish to gain an understanding of basic payroll procedures.

Exam/assessment?

The above qualification can be studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by completing a knowledge test, an assignment and a computerised skills assignment.

Alternatively, the above qualification can be studied just for knowledge and enjoyment purposes and no assessments need to be undertaken.

Course summary

  • Understand what constitutes basic pay for different payroll periods
  • Understand the principles of calculating overtime payments
  • Know the difference between statutory and voluntary deductions
  • Understand the principles of the PAYE system
  • Understand the principles of the National Insurance system
  • Understand the procedures for completing starters and leavers information
  • Understand the internal procedures for finalising the payroll
  • Understand the HMRC reporting requirements
  • Be able to calculate basic pay for different payroll periods
  • Be able to calculate overtime payable from given information
  • Be able to implement permanent changes to rates of pay from given organisational information
  • Be able to set up a computerised payroll system
  • Be able to set up employee records and payroll data in a computerised payroll system
  • Be able to enter details of gross pay into the computerised payroll system
  • Be able to process the payroll
  • Be able to back up and/or restore payroll data
  • Understand statutory requirements for submitting information