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Payroll Training

CPD Accredited courses| Includes Sage Payroll Licence| Virtual Live Classroom|Flexible Instalment Plan| 0% interest



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£549 inc VAT (was £850)
Offer ends 31 August 2022
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Bank transfer, Cash, Card, Cheque, Direct Debit. Interest-free instalment plan.

Study method
Online with live classes
4 days, Full-time
No formal qualification
12 CPD hours / points
Optional extras

Digital certificate included in price

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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our combined Payroll and Sage Payroll training is a 4-day course designed to take you from knowing little about payroll and Sage to being proficient and confident in using payroll. This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to manage your organisation's payroll. It is ideal for Payroll Admin Teams, HR Teams, and CIS teams using Sage or those new to payroll. It includes topics focused on the personal tax position of the individual employee and employer. You'll also learn about gross and net deductions, calculating and paying PAYE and So-On. Our experienced trainers will guide you through payroll processes in Sage Payroll. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions, interact with other attendees, test what you've learned and put it all into practice. Acudemy also facilitates the delegates' tasks by providing materials and recording the training. Moreover, we ensure that an aftercare programme thoroughly covers the content and process of these sessions. On the course completion, a CPD accredited certificate will be issued to all delegates as well as a Sage Payroll certified certificate.


12 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Our Combined Payroll + Sage Payroll course is a 4 day course, with (Day 1 and 2 being Theory and Day 3 & 4 Practical Sage Payroll).

Key points will consist of:

Payroll Theory: (Day 1 and 2)

Key points will consist of:

  • Topic 1: Payroll Administration
  • Topic 2: Introduction / Employment Law
  • Topic 3: Starters and Leavers
  • Topic 4: Tax
  • Topic 5: National Insurance Contribution
  • Topic 5: Minimum Wage
  • Topic 6: Holiday Leave
  • Topic 7: SSP
  • Topic 8: SMP
  • Topic 9: Student Loan
  • Topic 10: Child Care
  • Topic 11: Automatic Enrolment

Sage Payroll:

Day 3: Trainer Led on how Sage Payroll Works and setting up the Software

  • Navigate confidently in Sage 50 Payroll
  • Check the legislation settings in your software
  • Configure your software to suit your company requirements

Set-up and amend:

  • Employee Records
  • Payments and Deduction
  • Basic Pension Schemes
  • Users and Access Rights
  • Understand reports in the system that aid in the completion of tasks such as Pay Elements Reports and Company Detail reports
  • Run a basic weekly or monthly payroll
  • Email appropriate payslips to employees
  • Perform and submit RTI routines including:
    • Full Payment Submission (FPS)
    • National Insurance Number Verification (NVR)
    • Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Correct errors during processing using the Rollback and Restore functions
  • Set up new starters and process leavers
  • Complete Period End Routines including producing the P32
  • Process electronic payments to employees and HMRC directly from Sage Payroll

Day 4: Left for Practice on Sage Payroll Software, candidates will require laptops

We also have Classroom based training.

Who is this course for?

Ideal for those who are new to payroll and require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing.

Suitable for Payroll Admin Teams, HR Teams and CIS teams using Sage.

Course level: Beginner to Intermediate


There are no prerequisites or entry requirements, as long as you want to get more experience in the field of Payroll, this is the right place for you.

Career path

Payroll Administrator, Payroll Manager, International Payroll Manager, HR Manager, CIS specialist

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Optional extras

Digital certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price


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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.