Level 2 Award in Applied Payroll

The Level 2 Award in Applied Payroll is an introduction to the practical skills related to payroll procedures.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who have a basic working knowledge or awareness of payroll procedures.

Exam/assessment?

This qualification can be studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by completing a knowledge test, two assignments and sitting two exams, either at our registered centre or accessing an IAB registered centre.

Course summary

  • Be able to calculate basic pay and overtime and additional payments.
  • Be able to implement permanent changes to rates of pay.
  • Be able to implement relevant statutory additions to pay.
  • Be able to prepare a payroll record and statutory form for a new employee.
  • Be able to calculate the gross pay for a leaver and correct information for external agencies.
  • Be able to determine income tax, national insurance and voluntary and non-standard deductions from gross pay.
  • Maintain the security of data within a computerised environment.
  • Understand organisational procedures for processing payroll in a computerised environment.
  • Know how to process information on starters, leavers and changes to current employees.
  • Back up and update systems when required.