Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Payroll for Business

£325.00£515.00

Further studies in the principles of payroll preparation including the fundamentals of employment legislation, gross pay calculations, statutory and non-statutory factors, payroll records, termination of employment and the development of computerised payroll and spreadsheet skills.

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Description

The Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Payroll for Business involves processing advanced tasks including, Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, a basic Pension Scheme, new starters and leavers and use of RTI (Real Time Information) functionality.

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Target audience

This qualification would be useful for those who may have some knowledge of working with accounts or figure work and have some awareness of computerised accounting packages, but perhaps no formal qualifications.

Assessment

This qualification is studied on a distance learning basis and then assessed by use of on-line knowledge tests and skills assignments

Course summary

Know what payroll information is to be prepared and kept by law
Understand Data Protection legislation in relation to payroll
Know the general principles of employment rights legislation
Know the information required to set up a payroll record for a new employee
Know how to complete a P11 deduction sheet or equivalent for a new employee
Know how to deal with Income Tax forms for a new employee
Understand the procedure for aligning employer data with HMRC records
Understand what constitutes basic pay for different payroll periods
Understand the principles of calculating overtime payments
Know what constitutes gross pay from additional payments
Understand the need and procedures to make temporary and permanent changes to rates of pay
Understand the principles of the PAYE system
Understand the principles of Student Loan deductions
Understand the principles of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Understand the principles of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
Understand the principles of Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
Understand the principles of Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP and SPP(A))
Understand the principles of Attachment of Earnings Orders (AOE)
Understand the need to complete period end payroll procedures
Understand what constitutes a leaver
Know the amendments to make to a leaver’s final pay
Be able to determine basic pay for different payroll periods
Be able to calculate overtime payable from given information
Be able to calculate additional payments from given information
Be able to implement permanent changes to rates of pay from given organisational information
Be able to implement relevant statutory additions to pay when entitlement has been determined
Understand potential health and safety and security risks
Maintain the security of data within a computerised environment
Understand organisational procedures for processing payroll in a computerised environment
Understand the statutory requirements for submitting information
Be able to process information on starters, leavers and changes to current employees
Be able to process payroll accurately on a pay period basis
Be able to back up and update system when required
Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
Select and us appropriate formulae and data analysis tools to meet requirements
Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information

Study Preference

OPTION 1 – SELF STUDY, OPTION 2 – TUTOR SUPPORT

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