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Skillsfirst QCF Qualifications - Computerised Payroll for Business

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Level One


An excellent starting point if you are new to payroll. Learn on the most up to date and premium version of Sage 50 payroll software in your own time and at your own speed. Enhance your employability, progress in your career or learn how to run the payroll system for your own business.

Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with AQ4B and Skillsfirst, this QCF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Administrator, Assistant Accountant or in another similar job role.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.

What subjects are covered?

You will study three mandatory units which give you an excellent start in understanding payroll administration and control.

  • Making gross pay calculations
  • Payroll preparation
  • Computerised payroll administration
What do you get?
  • Access to Sage 50 Payroll software for six months (RRP £500)
  • Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials with self-test activities, videos and tutorials.
  • Practice simulations if you want to undertake some further exercises.
  • Formative and summative testing that can be done in your own time at your own home.
What is the study mode?


All course materials and activities are provided online and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

How long will it take?

This course usually requires 60 hours of study. You could do this in 7 weeks if you wanted to study one day per week. Initially, you have access to the software and portal for six months, but this can be extended for a small additional cost.

How are you assessed?

You must complete three mandatory units and earn nine credits to gain certification. To achieve these credits, you will complete self-assessments and practice tests, followed by final online assessments which can be undertaken in your own home at a time of your choice.

What qualification do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Payroll for Business Qualification and certification at Level One from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.

Level Two

Investing in this course will save time and money for a business where payroll processes are required, particularly if this is outsourced to an accountant.

The level 2 computerised payroll for business QCF qualification will give you the skills you need to carry out a range of regular computerised payroll routines and activities using commercially available computerised payroll software.

The qualification also helps learners understand the importance of security and confidentiality in performing any payroll task and covers the vital under pinning manual payroll theory and knowledge of how PAYE, NIC and other statutory additions and deductions are calculated.

Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with AQ4B and Skillsfirst, this QCF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a Payroll Administrator, Assistant Accountant Payroll Supervisor or in another similar job role.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.

What subjects are covered?

You will study nine mandatory units which enable to you comprehensively control and run an organisation’s payroll including:

  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Pension Schemes
  • Calculation of gross pay and net pay
  • Attachment of earnings orders
  • Computerised payroll theory and skills
  • Spreadsheet software
What do you get?
  • Access to Sage 50 Payroll software for six months (RRP £500)
  • Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials with self-test activities, videos and tutorials.
  • Practice simulations if you want to undertake some further exercises.
  • Formative and summative testing that can be done in your own time at your own home.
What is the study mode?


All course materials and activities are provided online and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

How long will it take?

This course usually requires 100 hours of study depending on individual ability. You could do this in 14 weeks if you wanted to study one day per week. Initially, you have access to the software and portal for six months, but this can be extended for a small additional cost.

How are you assessed?

You must complete nine mandatory units and earn twenty-three credits to gain certification. To achieve these credits, you will complete self-assessments and practice tests, followed by final online assessments which can be undertaken in your own home at a time of your choice.

What qualification do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Payroll for Business Qualification and certification at Level Two from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.

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