Aids the candidate to develop further skills and underpinning knowledge related to the administration of payroll in preparation, processing, reconciliation and submission of payroll transactions and data from both a semi-manual and computerised environment
The qualification is made up of:
1 – Online Knowledge Test
2 – Assignment
1 – Examination
65 GLH (Guided Learning Hours)
195 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)
Who is this qualification for?
The qualification will appeal to those learners who already have some practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject of payroll.
Learners who are considering a career as a self-employed practitioner will find the course invaluable, as will businesses owners who would like to be actively involved in the gathering, processing and reconciling of payroll data and keeping of payroll records for their business.
What you’ll study
Employment legislation and payroll preparation – L/508/5802
- Understand employment legislation as it applies to payroll
- Understand statutory deduction legislation
- Understand the calculation and application of statutory additions to pay and leave, for a range of circumstances
- Understand what constitutes gross pay for a range of pay periods
- Know what constitutes Gross Pay for a leaver
Determining Gross Pay – D/508/5805
- Be able to determine an employee’s gross pay from a range of payroll information
- Be able to calculate statutory additions to pay by applying correct legislative criteria
- Be able to determine termination payments from a range of information
- Be able to identify and respond to errors and queries efficiently and effectively
Payroll Processing – T/508/5809
- Be able to prepare and maintain employee payroll information
- Be able to ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations relating to payroll processing
- Be able to prepare a range of period end payroll reconciliations for internal and external use
- Be able to complete statutory and non-statutory reporting in line with current regulations and organisational requirements
Computerised Payroll Administration – T/508/5812
- Be able to set up and maintain a computerised payroll system
- Be able to set up and maintain employee records within a computerised payroll system
- Be able to enter details of gross pay elements into the computerised payroll system
- Be able to enter details of voluntary and statutory deductions
- Be able to process the payroll within given timescales
- Be able to reconcile the payroll and produce internal and external reports according to given timescales
Learning Resources Available
How much will it cost?
For self-study students, (those studying without a training provider) The fee would be £190
This fee covers the following:
- Registration onto the qualification
- All IAB assessment fees (excluding re-sits)
- Certification upon successful completion of all assessments
- Free IAB student membership for 1 year (click here for a list of student benefits)
If you want to find out more about self study please click here
How is it assessed?
This qualification is made up of:
1 – Online Knowledge Test
Online Knowledge tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions. They are assessed via IABOnline and are open book. This might be taken in class or at home
2 – Online Assignments
Online Assignments are also assessed via IABOnline and are also open book. These are taken in class or at home and are short case study type questions with several tasks for each case study
1 – Paper Examination
Paper Examinations these are assessed under examination conditions. There will be a scenario which will be worked through on a computerised payroll package. A series of printouts will be generated throughout the examination and at the end. These printouts will then be submitted back to the IAB via the exam centre.
Examinations can be taken in any month and on any day (subject to the examination centre). This means that you can move up through the levels quickly as well.
Examinations require a minimum of 5 weeks notice in the UK and 8 weeks for those outside of the UK, before the examination date. This allows us enough time to process the registrations and get the examination papers dispatched