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Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 - Special Offer Only £29!

National Open College


£399.98 inc VAT
Or £66.66/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 months
No formal qualification
7 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course is perfect if you're looking to learn basic payroll and bookkeeping functions. An amazing course that will add value to your CV and help you develop your skills. Give your career a boost with this recognised Level 2 Payroll and Bookkeeping course from National Open College.

Take the Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course.

Study online with 12 months Access.

Access the course anytime, anywhere.

Tutor Support Included.

Exam fees Included.

Recognised Certificate once you finish the course.

Taking this National Open College course will help to boost your skills and add real value to your CV, which will help you become more employable.

What’s more, because all our courses come with a recognised CPD Certificate upon completion you can be confident your studying towards a certification employers and recruiters will appreciate and recognize.

The course is expertly designed and you can study at your own pace. Full tutor support is available should you have any questions whilst on the course.

So whether you want to study to climb the career ladder or just fancy learning something new this course is perfect!


7 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Course Syllabus

As part of the Bookkeeping Level 2 course students will learn a range of topics including the following:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Business Documents
  • Dealing with Credit Transactions
  • Banking Systems
  • Dealing with Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • The Petty Cash Function
  • Final Assessment

As part of the Payroll Systems Level 2 course students will learn a range of topics including the following:

  • Payroll: Understanding the Basics
  • Payroll in the United Kingdom
  • Introduction to Payroll Systems
  • Running payroll
  • Starters and Leavers
  • Tell HMRC about a new employee
  • Gross Pay
  • Minimum wage for different types of work
  • Statutory Pay
  • Final Assessment


The Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course is certified by National Open College.

On completion of the course learners will be awarded with:

Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping

Level 2 Award in Payroll Systems

Learners will receive the following:

  • CPD Certificate of Completion

After completing the Payroll and Bookkeeping course learners will be awarded with the National Open College CPD certificate. The certificate will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grad classification level. You can use the certificate to showcase your skills during job or academic interviews or part of your portfolio of evidence.

The certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available for an additional fee of £9.99 per course.


The Payroll and Bookkeeping course is assessed by a series of multiple choice tests and online assessments. These test are marked instantaneously. No external examination is required.

At the end of each module on the course, learners will take a multiple choice question assessment. This series of regular assessments will test your knowledge and skills on the main learning points from each module to ensure you have retained strong knowledge and understanding on each topic.

Once all of the end of module tests have been completed on the Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course, you will take a final assessment. This final assessment will contain questions from the entire course and assess your ability to fully understand the concepts contained within the course. A mock test will be available for the Bookkeeping Level 2 course final assessment, so learners can familiarise themselves with the question styles.

Study Method

The course is designed for online studying through our Student Study Portal. Students of the Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course will receive all course materials online which offers 24/7 access to the course, plus tutor support via email.

This provides learners with the flexibility to choose their own study hours around their work or life scheduled. Study the Bookkeeping Level 2 course any time, day or night.

Course Duration

The Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course requires approximately 120 hours to complete.

Students will have access to the course for up to 12 months from the date of enrolment.

There is no time limits or deadlines to complete the course, during the 12 month access.

This is only a guide to the recommended learning hours required to complete the Bookkeeping Level 2 course. As the course is online the learning hours will depend on how quickly an individual can absorb and process the information. Every learner is different and will study at their own pace. The learning is available online, so it can be spread out over multiple sessions during the 12 month access period.

Tutor Support

Perhaps the most important aspect as part of your course is knowing that you can have full help and support when you need it. No matter how big or small your question is, when you enrol onto the Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course you will have access to our dedicated tutor support team throughout the duration of your course.

Our dedicated tutors want you achieve your study goals and pass the course with top marks. The tutors at National Open College will be able to answer any queries and provide an unlimited amount of support.

Entry Requirements

Whilst there is no pre-requisite required in order to study the Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course, we recommend a reasonable level of literacy in order to study the course.

Flexible Learning on Any Device

The Payroll and Bookkeeping Level 2 course is accessible across all digital devices with a web browser, so you can study the course anytime and anywhere. You will be able to study the course online, using a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone device.

National Open College’s unique Student Study Portal is available online 24/7. You will be able to access your course materials, take assessments and tests, get instant feedback and view your course progress online, using any device. Whichever device you are using, you will get access to the same great course from us.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable to all learners who want to kick-start the career. Whether you’re new to the workplace or returning from a career break, the course is perfect.

Further develop your skills today with this amazing course.


There are no previous entry requirements or experience necessary to start the course.

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Joanne asked:

Hi, can I ask the bookkeeping and payroll using UK based practices and legislation?


Yes this course is based on UK principles.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.