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UK Payroll Management with Brightpay

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Use free UK payroll software to perform essential payroll management. Learn how to manage, and calculate staff salaries, income tax, unemployment tax, and social security with Brightpay.

Our Payroll Management course is your gateway to mastering essential payroll functions, software proficiency, and legal compliance. This comprehensive program covers various topics, including calculating employee salaries, utilizing payroll software, understanding legal requirements, managing forms and deadlines, and implementing efficient processes and procedures.

In addition to handling staff salaries, this course delves into critical areas like income tax, unemployment tax, and social security, offering a holistic approach to payroll management. You'll discover how to calculate bonuses, expenses, and holiday pay effortlessly, automate tasks like year-end reporting, and minimize compliance burdens.

We provide practical demonstrations specific to the UK using BrightPay, tailored for businesses based in the UK. Topics covered include setting up new employees, handling opening balances from P45 forms, and employer registration. You'll gain expertise in running payroll for various periods (weekly, fortnightly, four times per week, or monthly), calculating net and gross income, and mastering key terms such as gross pay, net pay, NI (National Insurance), PAYE (Pay As You Earn), cut-off days, wages, salary, attachment of earnings, and pension contributions.

Furthermore, our course is CPD accredited, granting you 5 CPD points for your Continuous Professional Development, further validating your commitment to excellence in your field.

After Completing this course, you will have the following skills:

  1. Processing New Starters and Leavers: Understand the procedures and documentation required when hiring new employees or processing employee departures.
  2. Tax Coding Notifications: Gain insight into tax codes and their significance, and learn how to handle tax coding notifications effectively.
  3. Processing Monthly Pay: Master calculating and disbursing monthly salaries accurately and efficiently.
  4. Pension Administration: Understand how pensions work, including applying and managing promptly and efficiently pension contributions.
  5. Processing Deductions: Learn to process various deductions, including taxes and student loan repayments, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
  6. Attachments of Earnings (AOE): Handle attachments of earnings such as court fines repayments promptly and efficiently.
  7. Payroll Journals and Accounting: Acquire knowledge of payroll journals and the relevant accounts to debit and credit, ensuring accurate financial record-keeping.
  8. Payment to Authorities and Agencies: Learn how to make payments to HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) and other relevant authorities and agencies as required.
  9. Year-End Processing: Gain expertise in the year-end payroll processing, including generating reports and meeting statutory obligations.
  10. Registering as an Employer in the UK: Understand the necessary steps and requirements for writing as an employer in the United Kingdom.

Why choose this Payroll Management Course?

  • Developed and delivered by a professional accountant, entrepreneur, infopreneur
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, and smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Course Support

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  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 12 Months Course Access


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Group


Course Content:

Course Introduction

The introductory section covers an overview of the course and a glimpse of the instructor, the essential business importance of Payroll, benefits, and more.

The UK Payroll System

This module will familiarise you with the application and its interface. You'll also know about Workbook vs. Worksheet. The module demonstrates working around the application and many shortcut keys to work faster.

This module covers how to run the payroll in the UK, process it step-by-step, and set up the software from the start. Manual procedure and its essential benefits to maintaining computerised systems expand to a complete photo scenario explanation with practical examples. What is a Computerised system, what functions, and how to store employee data, such as names, addresses, social security numbers, pay rates, and to withhold allowances for each person? Calculating taxes and deductions and keeping all data up-to-date after each pay period can save time, like fast produce or email payslips.


This part will look at Brightpay's complete information and guidance on HMRC, the role of the software, installation in detail, adding a new employee to increase the number, payroll procedures, deadlines, and time sheets. The course expands to maintaining a monthly schedule, directors NI, reports, producing pay sleep, paying HMRC, National insurance, RTI and pensions submissions steps, and journal functions. Next, the instructor demonstrates the schedule, AEO part in Brightpay, and how one can run the software with an example, leavers, end of year expands to Brightpay conclusion.

Paye, Tax, NI

Module three explains Payee Tax from top to bottom, tax codes, tax allowances, tax bands, online calculators' benefits, pensions payslip functions, journal entries, and Bookkeeping entries for a system.


You have to attend an online assessment by the end of the course. Assessments will instantly provide results. The successful assessment requirement is 60%. Learners are allowed multiple attempts to encourage them to achieve the desired score. However, every attempt will make the previous result invalid. This multiple assessment attempt is free of charge.


Course Central proudly offers a Certificate of Completion to all who complete courses successfully. Course Central tracks the learner’s course progress. However, the learner is responsible for validating the completion and understanding of the course. All Certificates of Completion can be validated from the Course Central website using the validation code.

Career prospect of this course:

Completing the "Payroll Management" course can open up various career opportunities and advancement paths in payroll and related financial management. Here's a list of potential career paths and job roles that you can pursue after acquiring the skills and knowledge from this course:

  1. Payroll Administrator: As a Payroll Administrator, you will manage payroll processes, including calculating employee salaries and deductions and ensuring timely payments while adhering to tax regulations and compliance requirements. This is a foundational role in payroll management.
  2. Payroll Specialist: Specialists typically handle more complex payroll tasks, such as managing benefits, pensions, and special payroll situations. They may also be responsible for ensuring compliance with industry-specific regulations.
  3. Payroll Manager: A Payroll Manager oversees a team of payroll administrators and specialists, ensuring the efficient operation of the payroll department. They are responsible for high-level payroll strategy, compliance, and reporting.
  4. HR Manager: For HR professionals, acquiring payroll management skills can lead to roles as HR Managers who have expertise in both human resources and payroll, making them well-rounded professionals in personnel management.
  5. Accountant: Accountants who are knowledgeable in payroll can work as Payroll Accountants, focusing on the financial aspects of payroll, including reconciling payroll accounts, preparing financial statements, and ensuring accurate record-keeping.
  6. Finance Manager: Finance Managers often oversee payroll as part of their broader financial responsibilities. This course can help you excel in financial management roles, including managing budgets and financial planning.
  7. Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur: If you own a small business or plan to start one, the course can empower you to effectively manage your business's payroll effectively, ensuring accurate employee compensation.
  8. Business Consultant: Business consultants specialising in payroll management can provide valuable advisory services to clients, helping them streamline payroll processes, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with tax laws.
  9. Tax Advisor: Tax advisors who understand payroll intricacies can assist individuals and businesses in optimising their tax strategies, ensuring they pay the right amount of taxes and claim eligible deductions.
  10. Financial Analyst: Financial analysts with payroll expertise can analyse payroll data to identify trends and assess labour in demand across various industries, making it a versatile qualification for multiple costs. Your career path may depend on your contribution to financial planning and forecasting.
  11. Government Compliance Officer: Some individuals pursue careers in government or regulatory agencies, ensuring that businesses and organisations comply with payroll and tax regulations. This role may involve conducting audits and investigations.
  12. Educator or Trainer: If you have a passion for teaching, you can become an educator or trainer in payroll management, helping others gain the skills needed to succeed in this area.
  13. Freelance Payroll Consultant: Freelancers can offer payroll consulting services to businesses on a project-by-project basis, providing expert advice and support in payroll management.
  14. Financial Planner: For those interested in personal finance, this course can be a stepping stone to becoming a financial planner who helps individuals and families manage their finances, including tax and payroll-related matters.

Your career path may depend on your wit experience, interests, and career goals. The "Payroll Management" course equips you with valuable skills in demand across various industries, making it a versatile qualification for various career opportunities.

Who is this course for?

The "Payroll Management" course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals and professionals seeking expertise in payroll administration and management. Here is a list of people who will benefit from this course:

  1. Small Business Owners: Small business owners who manage their payroll will find this course invaluable. It will help them navigate the complexities of payroll, ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  2. HR Professionals: Human resources professionals responsible for payroll and employee compensation will enhance their skills and knowledge, making them more effective in their roles.
  3. Accountants and Bookkeepers: Accountants and bookkeepers can expand their service offerings by becoming proficient in payroll management, which is often an integral part of their clients' financial operations.
  4. Payroll Administrators: Current or aspiring payroll administrators looking to improve their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest payroll practices will benefit significantly from this course.
  5. Finance Managers: Finance managers responsible for overseeing payroll functions within their organisations will better understand payroll processes and compliance requirements.
  6. Office Managers: Office managers who handle payroll tasks as part of their responsibilities will find this course helpful in streamlining payroll processes and reducing errors.
  7. Entrepreneurs and Start-Up Founders: Entrepreneurs and founders of start-up companies can learn how to manage payroll efficiently and accurately, ensuring the financial stability of their ventures.
  8. Job Seekers: Individuals seeking employment in roles that require payroll management skills can enhance their employability by completing this course and showcasing their expertise to potential employers.
  9. Anyone Interested in Personal Finance: Even individuals not directly involved in payroll management can benefit from this course by gaining insights into tax codes, deductions, and financial planning.
  10. Business Consultants: Business consultants and advisors can offer payroll management as an additional service to their clients, diversifying their skills and increasing their value.
  11. International Students and Professionals: International students and professionals looking to work in the UK can learn about UK-specific payroll regulations and processes.
  12. Career Changers: Individuals looking to change careers and explore opportunities in payroll management will find this course an excellent starting point to acquire essential skills and knowledge.

In summary, this course benefits both beginners and experienced professionals in various fields, as it covers fundamental payroll management concepts and provides practical insights applicable to a wide range of industries and job roles.


Existing qualification levels: No prerequisite level is required, but a basic understanding of accounting will help.

Existing skill levels: Any level of skill in accounting - from beginner to professional.

Technical requirements: No specific accounting application experience is required.

Career path

Payroll Administrator > Payroll Specialist > Payroll Manager > HR Manager > Finance Manager > Business Consultant > Tax Advisor > Government Compliance Officer > Financial Analyst > Educator/Trainer > Freelance Payroll Consultant > Financial Planner > Accountant > Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur

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Joseph asked:

Is the final exam online


Hi Joseph, Yes, the final exam is online.

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Where do you attend the final exam for this course or is that online as well?


Hi Alison, At the end of your course, you have to attend the final exam online.

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May I buy this course now because today was offer end ?


Hi Parto, You can purchase the Payroll Management course at any convenient time.

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Kirsty asked:

Is there a fee if I dont complete the course? And is there a time frame to complete the course?


Hi Kirsty, You will get lifetime access to the courses and it's entirely up to you to complete the course or not. No fee is charged.

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Is the exam at the end of the course online or does it involve travelling?


Hi Kirst, You have to attend a final exam at the end of the course.

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Liane asked:

Is there an exam at the end of this course.


Hi Liane, Yes at the end of this course you have to attend a final exam.

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sarah asked:

How much is a hard copy of the certificate? I can only see the price of the postage. Many thanks


Hi Sarah, PDF and Hardcopy certificate is provided for free with this courses.

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Gy asked:

Hello, Could you please explain how can you teach so many things in total 4 hours only? Thank you.


Hi Gy, The Payroll course covers all the essential skills and knowledge needed to become specialised in this Payroll sector and you will learn real life knowledge and expertise from the industry experts and practitioners from this Payroll course. Thank you.

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sarah asked:

Do i need additional software on my computer to access the course?


Hi Sarah, No, you just need to have an internet connection. Please purchase the course and we will send your login details with course access.

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Diana asked:

When can I start the course if I book right now?


Hi Diana, Please purchase this course on Payroll Management. We will provide you with the course access immediately. Thanks

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Shaha Sheik Dawood asked:

I want to know about payroll UK Complete Process & UK Payroll Journal Entries. I am from India. How much have you Charged & How many hours teaching.


Hi Shaha, Thank you for your query. The course price is in total 12 GBP. It has 5 CPD hours with lifetime course access. Upon successfully completing this Payroll Management course, an instant e-certificate will be generated free of charge. The digital version of the course transcript is available for £4.99. We can post the printed copy to your address. A delivery charge of £12.99 outside of the UK is applied.

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Is this course based only on video material?


Hello learner, Thank you for your query. Yes, this Payroll Management course is a video course with a FREE PDF Certificate and lifetime course access. Happy learning. Kind regards Course Central Support Team

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