Paying Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Course summary
75 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: 27/10/2021 - Online courses
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75 GBP

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75 GBP

Online courses
75 GBP

Course description

Paying Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

This course helps you begin your payroll journey with an overview of how to pay Statutory Maternity Pay, including key terms and phrases and some simple calculations to help solidify your knowledge.

Why you should attend

An important part of being a payroll professional, is understanding the importance of processing statutory maternity pay.

During this one hour, e-learning course, you’ll learn how and when to pay statutory maternity pay (SMP), understand the basics of SMP and identify who is eligible to receive SMP, as well as how to clearly explain the eligibility process to employees.

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 Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On this course you will learn:

  • Absence overview
  • The basics of Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
  • Eligibility for SMP
  • Calculating SMP
  • Paying SMP

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:

  • Tell the difference between statutory and contractual pay
  • Explain eligibility to employees
  • Identify who is eligible to receive SMP
  • The average earnings test
  • Calculate how much SMP to pay
  • Explain how and when to pay SMP


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

Continuing Studies

Introduction to Statutory Payments

Covering in detail the core statutory payments as well as introducing Shared Parental Leave and Pay, completing this course will complete a payroll administrator’s essential skill set.

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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