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HR and Payroll Management for the UK

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6.8 hours
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52 CPD hours / points
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HR and Payroll Management for the UK

Human resource is a vital component to the overall success of an organisation. This course combines HR and payroll management and is perfect for any individual who aspires to work in a modern environment. You will gain valuable skills and the opportunity to fast track your career across a wide range of industries. The HR and Payroll Management for the UK will focus on the role and responsibilities related to this job role. Achieving this qualification will help you to land an exciting dream job. It is a comprehensive course that will discuss how to manage a payroll system in the UK.

A number of central topics will be explored in this course including human resource planning, developing a strategy, human resource practices, and basics of a payroll system, defining payroll systems in the UK and operating an efficient payroll system. Each module will be detailed at length to ensure learners gain a solid understanding of the subject matter.

The HR and Payroll Management for the UK is an excellent fit if you want gain the relevant skills and knowledge required in HR and payroll management. There are plenty of attractive job positions you can pursue once you have qualified in this course. Your expertise in these key elements will make you a desirable candidate in multiple sectors.

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52 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


6h 49m

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What Will I Learn?

Module 01: Nature of Human Resource Management

  • Explore the Obvious Problem
  • Concept of Great Human Resources

Module 02: Human Resource Planning

  • An Integrated People Planning Process
  • Get-Together Employees
  • Big Data Concept

Module 03: The Employee Life Cycle

  • Employee Life Cycle
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Induction
  • People Policies
  • Performance Reviews
  • Family Stuff
  • Caring and Careers
  • Absence Management
  • 10 Reward
  • 11 Recognition

Module 04: Information on Learning and Development Strategy

  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Wellness
  • The Challenging Matter
  • Redundancy
  • Grievance
  • Discipline
  • Leadership Developments

Module 05: Human Resource Practices

  • Creating Value-added HR
  • HR Information Systems
  • HR and Best Practice
  • Role of the Line Manager
  • Making the Business Case for HR Activity
  • Future of HR & social media
  • Top Tips for HR Professionals

Module 06: Fundamental of Payroll Systems & Management

  • Payroll System
  • Need of a payroll system
  • Why you need to please the taxman
  • Availability of the accountant

Module 07: Explore the Basic of Payroll System

  • Payroll System Basics
  • Back-up
  • Communication
  • Paperwork
  • Pay Slip
  • Basic Record keeping and Payroll System

Module 08: Defining Payroll Systems in the UK

  • Effective payroll making
  • What does an effective payroll system need to include?
  • Why payroll systems go hand in hand so closely with HMRC
  • An effective and well-run payroll system

Module 09: Running an Efficient Payroll

  • Inside and outside of payroll system
  • Staff training shares knowledge and allows improvements to be made
  • Regular reviews
  • Communication
  • Weekly or monthly payroll management
  • Store important records

Module 10: Work Forces Starting and Leaving the Business

  • Starting employment within the company
  • P45
  • Communication issues
  • The importance of timekeeping

Module 11: How to Deal with HMRC in relation To New Employees

  • Reinforcement
  • Why do HMRC need to know such information relating to employment changes?
  • What to do if your new employee needs to have student loan repayments taken from their wages
  • Ensure the new employee to pay correctly and on time
  • Store information relating to your new employee

Module 12: Process of calculating Net and Gross Pay

  • Gross pay
  • Net pay
  • Calculating gross and net pay
  • Importance of high-quality payroll software
  • Importance of having a clear wage slip
  • Manually check the payroll figures

Module 13: Understanding Net Pay Resulting from Voluntary and Statutory Deductions

  • Difference between gross and net pay
  • Voluntary and statutory deductions
  • Effect of voluntary and statutory deductions
  • Reporting voluntary and statutory deductions to HMRC

Module 14: The Process of Statutory Pay

  • Statutory pay
  • When can an employee claim statutory pay
  • An employee qualify for statutory pay
  • Record keeping in relation to statutory pay
  • Reporting statutory pay to HMRC
  • The importance of a well-communicated sickness reporting system

Module 15: The National Minimum Wages for Different types of Work

  • Eligibility for the minimum wage
  • Calculating the minimum wage
  • Working hours for which the minimum wage must be paid
  • Enforcing the minimum wage

Module 16: Overview of National Insurance Contribution System (NIC)

  • Define NIC system
  • Reason for paying of National Insurance
  • Different types and rates of National Insurance
  • Employer’s NICs
  • Deduction of National Insurance from an employee’s wages

Module 17: National Insurance Contributions (NIC) & Less Payments of Employee

  • The potential reasons why an employee may pay less NIC
  • How to you report to HMRC that an employee is paying less NIC
  • Recordkeeping in relation to NIC
  • Communication issues in relation to changes in circumstances

Module 18: Process of Payee System

  • PAYE system in the UK
  • Benefits of PAYE system for both employers and employees
  • Importance of tax codes
  • Method of sending PAYE information to HMRC
  • Software issues related to PAYE system
  • Difference of PAYE system

Module 19: How to Deal 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
  • Reporting PAYE information to HMRC
  • Software and technical issues in relation to reporting PAYE

Module 20: Applying the Employment Allowance

  • Define the Employment Allowance
  • Employment Allowance benefit a business
  • Reiteration on Class 1 NICs
  • When can you claim Employment Allowance?
  • How do you claim Employment Allowance

Module 21: Payment at Employment Termination

  • Employment termination payment
  • Payments in relation to redundancy
  • Why is the subject of employment termination payments such a grey area?
  • Reporting employment termination payments to HMRC
  • Assistance of employment termination payments

Module 22: Explaining the Retirement Scheme

  • Retirement
  • Different types of pension schemes
  • Workplace pensions
  • State Pension
  • Workplace pensions
  • What to do when an employee retires from the company

Module 23: How to Work Effectively with the RTI Computerized Payroll System

  • What is RTI
  • RTI and PAYE go hand in hand
  • Report the payroll information in RTI
  • Outsourcing of payroll duties
  • How to choose the correct software

Module 24: Studying Payroll Computer Software Programs

  • Function of Payroll software
  • Why your software needs to be HMRC tested and recommended
  • Software options for small businesses and larger businesses
  • Features to look for in payroll software
  • Changes to software and updates

Module 25: Correcting Payroll Errors

  • Errors occurring to payroll
  • Consequences of not correcting errors to your payroll submission to HMRC
  • Paying your employee too little, or too much
  • Reporting the wrong pay or deductions to HMRC
  • Correct an employee’s personal information
  • What to do if your PAYE bill simply doesn’t seem right
  • Importance of good quality software

Module 26: How to Maintain Employee Records

  • Employee Records
  • Data Protection
  • Payroll records from a HMRC point of view
  • Tax Compliance Checks
  • The consequences of not keeping up to date and accurate payroll and employee records

Module 27: Annual Reporting and other Tasks Connected with Payroll

  • The end of the tax year means for employers
  • Sending final payroll report for tax year
  • Updating payroll records
  • Updating the payroll software
  • P60s
  • Reporting employee expenses and benefits to HMRC

Module 28: A Summary of the Legal Associated with the Payroll Systems

  • National Minimum Wage
  • PAYE and RTI
  • Pension schemes
  • Deductions from wages

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, learners will take an online multiple choice questions assessment test. This online multiple choice questions assessment test is marked automatically so that you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Advanced Certificate in HR and Payroll Management for the UK - Level 2 certificate by CPD. You will receive a FREE E-certificate (PDF format) and a Printed Certificate absolutely FREE, with an applicable delivery fee upon completing the course.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Awarding Body

CPD is an internationally recognised accrediting body that will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in an enterprise.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone hoping to work in HR and Payroll Management and would also benefit anyone who hopes to advance to management level.


  • Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic grasp of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
  • A sound educational background is an added advantage.

Career path

Once you successfully complete this course you can apply for any prestigious position which offers you a lucrative salary. Furthermore it helps you to pursue further education on the subject and gain more experience in the field.

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Nita asked:

Do you need to assessment while doing this HR course ?


Dear Nita, Thank you for your query. At the end of the course, learners will take an online multiple choice questions assessment test. This online multiple choice questions assessment test is marked automatically so that you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course. Regards, Student Support Team

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Aizere asked:

hello! i completed this course. but where i can get a proper e-certificate with all important details? (like certificate level, accreditation info)


Dear Aizere, Thank you for your query. As you have successfully completed the course a E-Certificate download link will be provided, which will enable you to download the valid E-Certificate with all important information. Please feel free to contact if you have any further clarifications, we will be happy to assist you. Regards, Student Support Team

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Mrs Jane asked:

What is the qualification to be awarded at completion? Will my name be on the certificate of completion?


Dear Jane, Thank you for your query. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Advanced Certificate in HR and Payroll Management for the UK - Level 2 certificate by CPD. You will receive a FREE E-certificate (PDF format) and a Printed Certificate absolutely FREE, with an applicable delivery fee upon completing the course. Regards, Student Support Team

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