Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Payroll for Business

The Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Payroll for Business involves processing complex tasks such as, Directors National Insurance, Company Cars, Pension Schemes, Year End Process and RTI (Real Time Information) reporting.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who have some payroll experience and would like to expand their knowledge to perform advance routine and non-routine tasks using the Sage payroll program.

Exam/assessment?

The above qualification can be studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by completing knowledge tests and assignments.

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

Course summary

  • Understand employment rights and related legislation applying to payroll
  • Understand attachment of earning legislation
  • Understand data security and protection legislation applying to payroll
  • Understand statutory and non-statutory reporting requirements
  • Understand the relevant tax authority and legislation
  • Understand types of payments and deductions and how these are made
  • Know what needs to be communicated to external agencies and employees in relation to PAYE & NIC
  • Understand the process for termination of employment payments
  • Understand other processes for leavers
  • Be able to process payroll information
  • Be able to ensure that all legislation for statutory payments is followed
  • Be able to identify any errors and respond to queries effectively
  • 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 a computerised payroll system
  • Be able to enter voluntary and statutory additions and deductions
  • Be able to process the payroll
  • Be able to produce reports to enable reconciliation of payments and deductions to external agencies
  • Understand how and why payroll data is maintained