Course summary
3 days
1,152 - 1,295 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 28/09/2021 - Manchester
Course Dates
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1,152 GBP

1,295 GBP

1,295 GBP

1,295 GBP

Course description

Introduction to payroll

As an introduction to payroll, this training course provides participants with the skills required to perform basic payroll functions such as calculating gross pay and statutory deductions.

The course also provides insight into areas which may not arise every pay period, but can cause confusion when they come up, such as court orders, student loans and processing starters and leavers. It also gives an understanding of the interaction between payroll and other internal and external bodies.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

To teach delegates a broad spectrum of payroll fundamentals so they can function as effective payroll administrators.

  • Calculate gross income
  • Calculate PAYE & NIC liabilities
  • Handle payments for starters and leavers correctly
  • Sequence the required calculations correctly
  • Outline the correct process for systems output
  • Calculate net pay
  • Handle NICs calculations in a variety of special situations
  • Make basic calculations for voluntary payrolling of benefits
  • Carry out worker assessments for automatic enrolment of pensions
  • Calculate student loan deductions
  • Calculate a variety of attachment orders
  • Identify payments for HMRC remittances

Training Course Content

This course is designed to cover the following areas:

  • Introduction
    Glossary of terminologies
    Key forms and dates
  • Basic payroll obligations
    Pay statement
    Contracts of employment
  • The gross to net process
    Build up to gross pay
    National Insurance
    Income tax
    Attachment orders
    Voluntary deductions
    Student Loan Deductions
    Other statutory deductions
  • Earnings
    What counts as earnings
    Benefits In Kind (BIK)
    Payment/earnings period
  • Deductions
    Employment Rights Act 1996
    Types of deductions
  • Starters and leavers
    Leavers statement
  • Payrolling benefits
    Benefits that can/cannot be payrolled
    Calculating values
  • HMRC remittances
    When and how to make payments
  • Real-time information (RTI) reporting
    Electronic returns
  • End of year obligations
    Returns to be filed
    Processes for changes following year-end
  • Penalties and fines
    Key issues


The cost of this course is as follows:

  • For CIPP members: £1052 + VAT
  • For non-members: £1152 + VAT

CIPP can also deliver this course as customised in-house training.

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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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Goldfinger House
245 Cranmore Boulevard, Shirley
B90 4ZL Solihull

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The course provided me with a clear understanding of how payroll works. A very experienced trainer provided excellent support during the days and the material provided was also of a high quality. A very enjoyable learning experience.
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