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Payroll Diploma – CPD Certified


Our Payroll Management and Systems Diploma Course is the Best Selling Payroll Management Diploma and has been given the CPD certification and is the perfect course for anyone looking to learn the essentials of payroll.. Our Payroll Diploma follows on from our best selling Admin/PA diploma, like our best selling Admin course our Payroll Management and Systems Diploma is packed in to 23 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession. The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 15 hours and you can study at your own pace. The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email. Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website. More Key features about our Payroll Diploma Lifetime Access to your course The price you pay Reed is for the whole course including final exam – no hidden fees CPD certificate upon successful completion Tutor Support Monday – Friday ** When purchasing this course you will be eligible to apply for the XO Student Discount Card!! You can save on brands such as New Look, Disney, ASOS, Hotels, Miss Selfridge , Domino’s and many more.** Not Logged in chromechrome

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Module 1

Payroll Systems & Management: An Introduction

  • What exactly a payroll system is
  • Why you need an effective payroll system in place at all
  • How a large business and small business work differently in terms of their payroll systems
  • What you need to know in terms of HMRC (the taxman)

Module 2

Learning the Basics about Payroll Systems

  • The basics of how to set up a payroll system
  • Safety measures in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Communication issues and what happens if you don’t communicate important information
  • Paperwork you will need to generate

Module 3

Understanding Payroll Systems in the UK

  • Reiteration on why you need an effective payroll system in place
  • The fundamental points of what a payroll system needs to include
  • Why payroll and HMRC requirements go hand in hand
  • Why a high quality payroll system keeps employees happy overall

Module 4

How to Run an Efficient Payroll

  • Why it is important to familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of your payroll system
  • Training staff on how to run your payroll system
  • Why it is important to regularly review your system and maintain it
  • Communication is literally everything when it comes to the best payroll system you can implement

Module 5

Employees Starting and Leaving the Business

  • What to do when an employee starts employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What to do when an employee leaves employment within the company, including the procedure you will need to follow
  • What is a P45? And why do you need the information within it?
  • Communication issues relating to employment changes and why this is a vital part of the payroll system for your business

Module 6

Dealing with HMRC in Relation to New Employees

  • What you need to do when a new employee joins the company, including the paperwork and information you need in order to set them up on your payroll system
  • Why HMRC need to know such information relating to employment changes, to reinforce your understanding
  • What to do in relation to student loan deductions from an employee’s salary and how to report deductions with HMRC
  • How you can ensure your new employee gets paid correctly and on time, and why this is so vitally important

Module 7

How to Calculate Net and Gross Pay

  • Exactly what gross pay is
  • Exactly what net pay is
  • How to calculate these types of pay, bearing in mind that software often does the hard work for you
  • The importance of payroll software in calculating net and gross pay, as well as why your software should produce a clear wage slip for your employees to understand

Module 8

Net Pay Resulting from Voluntary and Statutory Deductions

  • Exactly what net pay is, and why it differs from gross pay
  • What a voluntary deduction is, and give examples
  • What a statutory deduction is
  • How voluntary and statutory deductions affect an employee’s pay at the end of the week or month

Module 9

Understanding Statutory Pay

  • What exactly is statutory pay?
  • When can an employee claim statutory pay, and how long can they claim it for?
  • How does an employee qualify for statutory pay, and what are the exceptions?
  • Record keeping in relation to statutory pay, what do you need to do?

Module 10

The National Minimum Wages for Different Types of Work

  • What exactly the National Minimum Wage is in the UK
  • How the National Minimum Wage affects apprentices
  • Who isn’t entitled to the National Minimum Wage
  • What happens if you don’t pay an employee the National Minimum Wage

Module 11

Understanding the National Insurance Contributions System (NIC)

  • What is the National Insurance Contributions system (NIC)? And what actually is National Insurance?
  • Why do we pay National Insurance? What do contributions entitle us to as workers, both now and in the future?
  • Different types and rates of National Insurance, and what they mean for your employee. A general overview of the system types, and who they apply to.
  • Employer’s National Insurance contributions, rates and explanation.

Module 12

When Employees Pay Less National Insurance Contributions (NIC)

  • Exactly what the National Insurance system is, and what it is for
  • The potential reasons why an employee may pay less National Insurance contributions through their wage statutory deductions
  • How to you report to HMRC that an employee is paying less National Insurance
  • Record keeping in relation to National Insurance contributions

Module 13

Understanding the PAYE System

  • What is the PAYE system in the UK?
  • Why is the PAYE system beneficial for both employers and employees?
  • What are tax codes, and why are they important?
  • How do you send PAYE information to HMRC?

Module 14

Dealing with the Online PAYE System for Employers

  • Exactly what the PAYE system is in the UK
  • An employer’s responsibilities in terms of PAYE and reporting to HMRC
  • How to report PAYE information to HMRC, reiterating previous knowledge
  • What to do if you employ someone else to run your payroll duties and your responsibilities in accordance with this

Module 15

The Employment Allowance

  • What exactly is the Employment Allowance?
  • How does the Employment Allowance benefit a business?
  • Reiteration on Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for both employees and employers
  • When can you claim Employment Allowance?

Module 16

Employment Termination Payments

  • What exactly is an employment termination payment?
  • Under what circumstances would an employment termination payment be made?
  • Why is the subject of employment termination payments such a grey area?

Module 17

Understanding the Retirement Scheme

  • What is retirement? A quick definition of the term
  • Different types of pension schemes, and what they mean for the employee
  • Workplace pensions, the ins and outs explained
  • State Pension, the ins and outs explained

Module 18

Working Effectively with the RTI Computerised Payroll System

  • What is RTI (Real Time Information)?
  • How does RTI and PAYE go hand in hand?
  • How do you report payroll information in RTI? Who undertakes this task?
  • What to do if you outsource your payroll duties

Module 19

Payroll Computer Software/Programmes

  • What does payroll software actually do? Why does a business need it?
  • Why your software needs to be HMRC tested and recommended
  • Software options for small businesses, with 10 employees or less
  • Software options for larger businesses, with more than 10 employees

Module 20

How to Correct Any Payroll Errors

  • How can an error to payroll occur?
  • What are the consequences of not correcting errors to your payroll submission to HMRC?
  • What to do if you pay your employee too little, or too much
  • What to do if you report the wrong pay or deductions to HMRC/you pay HMRC incorrectly

Module 21

Maintaining Employee Records

  • Why do employers need to keep employee records, and what information needs to be kept? How long does this information need to be kept for?
  • Data Protection – why an employer needs to comply, and what this consists of
  • Tax Compliance Checks – What is this? Exploring the ins and outs

Module 22

Annual Reporting and Other Tasks Connected with Payroll

  • What the end of the tax year means for employers. What to do as 6 April approaches, the beginning of the new tax year.
  • Sending your final payroll report for that tax year
  • Why you must update payroll records for every employee

Module 23

A Summary of the Legal Obligations Associated with Payroll Systems

  • A reminder of the general tasks associated with a payroll system
  • A reminder of why businesses must comply with HMRC guidelines
  • Legal obligations in terms of the National Minimum Wage

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