Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll (QCF) 601/0475/2


This qualification gives candidates the necessary skills in carrying out a range of basic day-to-day computerised payroll routines and activities using commercially available computerised payroll software

The Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll is made up of the following:

1 – Online Computerised Test
1 – Examination

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll is suitable for:

  • Individuals who have achieved the IAB Level 1 Award/Certificate in Payroll
  • Individuals who are new to working in payroll but have some previous general knowledge of payroll procedures.
  • Individuals who now wish to increase their skills and knowledge to that required of payroll processors in a computerised payroll environment, prior to employment.
  • Individuals who have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification.
  • Individuals who wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge.
  • Individuals who are already employed in payroll processing or allied roles and who wish to ensure that they have both a firm foundation and the knowledge and skills to perform some non-routine computerised payroll tasks.
  • Individuals preparing for or undertaking an Apprenticeship in Payroll at Level 2.

What you’ll study

The Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll contains the following units:

Computerised payroll theory – L5051276 (level 2 – 2 credits)

  • Understand potential health and safety and security risks
  • Maintain the security of data within a computerised environment
  • Understand organisational procedures for processing payroll in a computerised environment
  • Understand the statutory requirements for submitting information

Computerised payroll skills – Y5051278 (level 2 – 4 credits)

  • Be able to process information on starters, leavers and changes to current employees
  • Be able to process payroll accurately on a pay period basis
  • Be able to back up and update systems when required

Next Steps

Upon successful completion of this qualification you could move onto one of the following:

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