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This CPD course is suitable for anyone who has previous payroll knowledge or experience and would like to learn to navigate one of the the most popular payroll software packages available. On completion of this comprehensive course will enable you to complete a payroll run for a small/medium sized business using BrightPay software. The full course coverage is detailed below. This will help you professionally and count towards CPD requirement if you are attached to a professional bookkeeping and/or accounting body.

Ideal Schools will provide:
  • Interest free payment option – NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
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  • All Study Materials provided in HARD COPY and digital
  • Online access to ALL training materials – study on the go!
  • BrightPay software provided
  • 1 year tutorial support via phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups
  • Additional support via our award winning social media groups
  • Continuous workbook activities
  • 7 x tutor marked assignments
  • Ongoing career support
Entry Requirements: A knowledge of manual payroll principles

Study Time: Approx 30hrs.

Monthly Payment Notice
We do not charge interest for monthly payments. To cover costs of additional security measures recently implemented in the banking system, there is a £1.50 charge added to each monthly payments to cover the cost of applying these measures in our systems.

Qualification Notice
Your CPD Certification will be awarded on successful completion of your course assignment work, with


If your professional requirement is best served by examination based qualifications, you should consider our range of courses leading toward the following qualifications:

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - Bookkeeping

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - Accounting
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If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)

Syllabus for CPD - Computerised Payroll using BrightPay

The syllabus for this course is as follows:
  • Installing, setting up, configuring and using it to produce accurate, comprehensive reports from a range of payroll scenarios encountered in a business of up to 10 employees.
  • Setting up the details of a new business including appropriate company and existing employee details. Some existing or new employees may be directors who undertake to have their NI deducted using different methods or employees who work irregular hours. Enter and process payroll for a variety of different pay periods and produce reports detailing gross pay, deductions and net pay for each period
  • Periodic back-ups of payroll-related information.
  • Produce summary reports
  • Deal with new employees, and employees leaving
  • Carry out or simulate a month end procedure under RTI and produce a number of required reports including potential adjustments resulting from CIS deductions and any other recoverable amounts. Note: under the new RTI scheme it is impossible to produce the month end information unless you are using a live business. Be prepared to be able to show what information would be submitted or to explain how this would work
Scenarios may include:
  • Making advance payment of holiday pay to an employee
  • Making a bonus payment to a defined range of employees
  • Configuring an attachment of earnings
  • Setting up a pension scheme for a range of employees.
  • Making Statutory payments for Sickness, Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
  • Processing a change to an employee’s tax code or basis under which a tax code operates
  • Configuring deductions of student loan repayments
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Ready to start CPD - Computerised Payroll using BrightPay?

Course Code: CPD035
Course Fee: £195.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £95.00 (0% APR), followed by 2 monthly payments of £51.50
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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