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Diploma in Payroll Management (Sage 50 Payroll)

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Covering financial year 2021/22

The price of this course includes a
copy of Sage 50 Payroll 2021 (V27) and ALL official ICB Mocks resulting in an exceptional examination pass rate. Quite simply the best value out there!!

Ideal Schools will provide::

  • Interest free payment option - NO credit checks or 3rd party finance
  • All Study Materials provided in two presentation folders
  • Online access to ALL training materials - study on the go!
  • 1 year tutorial support via phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups
  • Sage 50 Payroll 2021 software
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • 15 x tutor marked assignments
  • 1 X IDEAL Mock paper (including personalised tutor feedback)
  • 2 x Official ICB online practice exams (Value = £30)
  • Additional CPD Service Certification

 ** ICB Student Membership is not included within the cost of this course of study. After online course registration, if you have not provided details of your ICB Membership, we will add a surcharge of £30 to cover ICB membership. If you select to pay by monthly instalments £6.00 will be added to each of your five monthly payments.

Software System requirements: Windows 10, 
Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Intel 2.0 GHz processor; 2 GB DDR3 RAM; 5 GB Hard Drive. (Are you a MAC user? Please call us for advice)

Associated Exams: P3
Exam Structure: 1 x home based examination with 24hr completion period
Study Time:  Approx 90-100 hours

CPD Status (for those holding Associate Membership or higher): 30 hours structured & unstructured, meeting ICB annual suggested target

Total exam fees for this course option are £75.00 (1 @ £75)When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:

  1. Save 5% - During online registration, select to switch to the option that incorporates the exam fees and you will save an extra 5% on ALL feesWith this option, your exam fees are either added to your full payment or spread evenly throughout your interest free payment term.
  2. Pay as you go: As you complete each section of study you'll be instructed to book your exams. If you have not pre-paid these you'd simply contact our admin team to pay and we'll then place your exam order. 

 The choice is yours!!

What your course will cover:

This qualification covers the theoretical knowledge and demonstration of the use of various tables and publications issued by HMRC and the demonstration of how to carry out computerised handling of payroll related matters. You must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand and carry out processing of the following:

Theory of payroll, including:
• Understand the law relating to payroll, discrimination, employment status, data protection and confidentiality
• The legislation for PAYE and National Insurance Contributions (NICs)
• The requirements of the Working Time Directive
• The Statutory Minimum Wage
• Pension scheme and the different types of pension schemes together with the effect they may have on PAYE and NI deductions
• The "Real Time Information" (RTI) scheme
• Deadlines that apply for submitting information to HMRC

Calculate, the various payments that can make up an employee's gross Pay, including:
• The correct gross pay for each pay period for employees who are paid an annual salary, weekly wage, hourly pay, overtime, piecework and bonuses including statutory payments when appropriate
• Statutory payments of sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
• Paid holiday in advance

National Insurance Contributions:
• Contracted in and contracted out NI contributions
• NI contributions for a gross pay figure
• NICs for an employee being paid for periods (such as holidays) in advance

• Tax codes
• Calculate the amount of pay that is taxable for an employee with a given tax code and PAYE to be deducted
• Change in tax code issued by HMRC (Forms P6 and P9)

Statutory deductions, including:
• Student loans, and
• Attachment of earnings

• NI deductions for Directors
• NI deductions using the "non Cumulative" ("Alternative" or "Table method") and the "Cumulative Director method"

Benefits in Kind (BIK):
• The impact BIK has on an employee's pay and their employer's costs for; company car, private fuel, loan, private health insurance, other common basic benefits assuming all required details are provided and complete
• Forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D with details relating to the benefits and the deadlines by which they must be submitted

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS):
• The basic principles behind CIS
• Understand the duties of a contractor to verify sub-contractors
• Correctly calculate the amount of tax to be deducted if applicable
• Understand how to make appropriate adjustments to payments to HMRC for CIS tax
• Accurately complete a CIS300 form at month-end for a contractor business in the construction industry
• Accurately complete a CIS132 form at month-end for a subcontractor business in the construction industry
• Understand the duties of a sub-contractor to submit relevant invoices within appropriate timescales
• Explain why tax may be deducted at source from such an invoice
• Understand the different methods of reclaiming tax deducted depending on the legal entity of the business (i.e. sole trader v limited company)

Various forms that apply to a business running a payroll, including:
• P45, P46, P11 & P60

Using a Computerised payroll package (Sage 50 Payroll):
• 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

Note: the 'Basic PAYE Tools' package provided by HMRC does not offer the level of sophistication required to cover this part of the syllabus.

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

Target Group
The course is designed to appeal to those who wish to set up a manual or computerised payroll system for their business or for their clients, and also for those who are aspiring to become professional payroll processors.

This course is suitable for those of you:
  • who are new to payroll and who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge required of payroll clerks prior to employment.
  • who have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification.
  • who wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge.
  • who are already employed in payroll processing or allied roles and who wish to ensure that they have both a firm foundation and the knowledge and skills to perform some non-routine tasks.
  • who wish to acquire the skills to use the Sage software for their business or help their clients set up their payroll system.
  • who wish to offer a payroll service to their clients.

Sage 50 Payroll
software is supplied as part of this course.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be fully prepared for the ICB payroll examination.


Course Fee Details

Course Code: PY010 Save 9%

Course Fee: £435.00 NOW ONLY £395.00

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Course Fee Details
Course Code: PY010     Save 9%
Course Fee: £435.00 NOW ONLY £395.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £95.00 (0% APR), followed by 5 monthly payments of £60.00
Student Reviews
65 minutes
65 minutes is all it took from paying online to starting the study plan. Created a dropbox link, Brian dropped all the material in dropbox, I downloaded and backed up and was ready to go in 65 minutes. This is the way distance learning should be. Thank you
Gerry - South Africa
Submitted 2790 days ago
Payroll management diploma level 3
Tutors where helpful and responded to queries, study material easy to follow n both manual and computerised, I recommend ideal schools for distance learning in payroll Management.

Kersty tonks - Belgium
Submitted 3567 days ago
Course Review
Thanks to Ideal Schools, I achieved a 98% (Distinction) pass rate. The tutors responded very quickly to any queries, I had on the way. Work submitted was marked and returned within a week. Above all the fees charged by Ideal Schools were very competitive.
Submitted 3721 days ago
Another Distinction
Thanks to Ideal Schools for getting me through this exam with a Distinction.

With no prior work experience of Payroll, the study material, assignments and the excellent help and advice certainly prepared me to conquer the exam, with a high mark as a result. I couldn't have done it without a training provider.

KerryB - West Midlands
Submitted 3762 days ago
Distinction Pass
Thanks to Ideal Schools I gained a Distinction (98%) in the exam. The tutorial support whenever it was required, was brilliant. Assignments were returned marked in double quick time.
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