Calculating National Insurance Contributions

Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Course summary
1 hour
75 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 20/10/2021 - Online courses
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75 GBP

Online courses
75 GBP

Online courses
75 GBP

Online courses
75 GBP

Course description

Calculating National Insurance Contributions

This course helps you begin your payroll journey with an overview of how to calculate National Insurance contributions for payroll, including key terms and phrases and some simple calculations to help solidify your knowledge.

Why you should attend

Calculating national insurance contributions and understanding why this process is such a valuable part of your role, will be key to your journey as a payroll professional.

Throughout this one hour, e-learning course, you will learn more about national insurance thresholds, rates, classes and categories alongside essential information about the system itself. 

The course is suitable for delegates that have the following suggested roles of newly employed:

  • Payroll administrators
  • Payroll co-ordinators
  • HR administrators
  • HR co-ordinators

And you may be working in either:

  • A payroll bureau
  • Accountancy firm
  • In-house payroll team

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for someone that is entirely new to payroll and covers the very basics of the National Insurance system (NICs).

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On this course you will learn:

  • The National Insurance system (NICs)
  • NICs classes and category letters
  • Earnings for NICs
  • NIC limits, thresholds and rates
  • Calculating NICs

Courses are delivered using the CIPPs online learning tool Moodle. Once registered for the course, you will be introduced to the topics covered throughout the hour and the course learning outcomes. Learning is achieved via a step by step process throughout the module, with a short test at the end of each topic, ensuring you have a full understanding of the course.

Once all topics have been completed, you’ll be presented with a link to download your learning resources, including the module workbook. You’ll also be taken through the learning outcomes once again with the opportunity to revisit any of the topics covered.

Training Course Content

The e-learning course guides you through:

  • What the National Insurance system is for
  • Identifying the most common National Insurance category letters
  • Identify what earnings NICs are calculated on
  • Select the correct NIC limits, threshold and rates
  • Calculate employee NICs liabilities
  • Calculate employer NICs liabilities


  • CIPP members: £75 +VAT
  • Non members: £75 +VAT

Continuing Studies

Introduction to Income tax & NICs

A working knowledge of PAYE & NICs is the central skillset that all payrollers must master. This course covers in-depth the rules for calculating both statutory deductions as well as the principles of processing starters and leavers correctly. You will leave the course with the ability to calculate gross to net pay manually


Introduction to Payroll

Designed for those new to payroll, this comprehensive course covers the core skills required to administer the payroll function. From calculating gross pay and deciphering the differences between taxable and NICable pay, the course covers in-depth the methodologies for manually calculating income tax, NICs and Student Loan Deductions as well as an overview of other core payroll principles, including auto-enrolment, court orders and remittance reconciliations.

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The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

           Leading the profession through education, membership and recognition Established in 1980 as an official industry body, the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is the only Chartered institute for payroll, pensions and reward professionals in...

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