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Award In Payroll Procedures

This on demand 20-week online programme builds on the learning content of the Payroll Technician course and is particularly aimed at those candidates who wish to enhance their knowledge of Real Time Information, expenses and benefits and more complex payroll procedures including termination payments.

This course is open to candidates who have either completed Steps 1 & 2 or who hold the BTEC / Edexcel Award in Payroll Techniques or an equivalent qualification.

*Additional £240 + Vat for submission of 4 tutor marked assignments

Your payroll course overview:

Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

16 Weeks


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

CPD 36hrs


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



This course is suitable for anyone wishing to further enhance their payroll knowledge and gain a recognised qualification, and also for Finance professionals with a responsibility for expenses and benefits.

Students are given practical examples of the various calculations involved with the course content and are supplied with various manuals to enhance the learning experience.

Year-end Returns

  • Step-by-step review of procedures for completing the tax year under Real Time Information (RTI), the Earlier Year Update (EYU) and the employee’s form P60 End of Year Certificate
  • How to safely and correctly complete the year end including the importance of the Employer Payment Summary (EPS) and monthly reconciliations together with valuable tips on year-end procedures
  • How to ensure a safe commencement for the new tax year

Advanced Payroll Calculations

  • Understanding the ‘net pay’ arrangement
  • Money Purchase pension schemes, minimum payments and age-related rebates
  • Appropriate Personal Pensions and age-related rebates
  • Calculating NICs using the exact percentage method
  • Gross-to-net checklist and practical exercise
  • Payments made after leaving – how should they be treated
  • Correcting mistakes when deducting tax and NICs
  • Making payments free of tax and NICs
  • Employment status for NICs
  • Earnings periods – how they are determined for employees and directors

Earnings for tax and NICs

  • Determining the correct tax and NIC treatment – payroll or P11D?
  • Understanding how to process reimbursed expenses correctly, especially those where they could be tax-free or not, such as eye-tests and glasses and mileage allowance payments
  • Problem areas for Class 1 NICs
  • Class 1A NICs and benefits-in-kind
  • Class 1B NICs and PSA/TASs
  • Statutory exceptions and Extra Statutory Concessions
  • Termination payments – how to determine whether tax and NICs are due
  • Notional payments – what are they and how to deal with them.

Overview of the P11D

  • Timetable and penalties, fines and interest charges
  • The use of alternative forms, software and working sheets
  • How Extra Statutory Concessions (ESCs), Statutory Exemptions, Personal Incidental Expenses (PIEs), PAYE Settlement Agreements (PSAs) and Taxed Award Schemes (TASs), affect completion of the P11D form.
  • Payrolling of benefits
  • Completing the P11D – step-by-step
    • Assets transferred (cars, property, goods or other assets)
    • Payments made on behalf of employee
    • Vouchers or credit cards
    • Living accommodation
    • Mileage allowance payments (new reporting requirements)
    • Cars and car fuel (new reporting requirements)
    • Interest-free and low interest loans
    • Private medical treatment or insurance
    • Qualifying relocation expenses payments and benefits
    • Services supplied
    • Assets placed at the employee’s disposal
    • Shares
    • Other items (including subscriptions and professional fees)
    • Expenses payments made to, or on behalf of, the employee

Completing the P11D(b)

  • Determining the benefits-in-kind that attract Class 1A NICs
  • Calculating Class 1A liability
  • Understanding what adjustments may need to be made
  • Timetable, penalties and payments.


"I have always found the Learn Centre to be helpful and supportive of not only mine but the team's payroll training needs. The blended learning approach works well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a Payroll training specialist provider not only for online delivery (e-learning) but also face 2 face and in-house. The Payroll Professionals Conference is also a great networking opportunity."

Kresh Veerasamy - Payroll Manager at Cancer Research UK

"Cintra HR & Payroll Services has a long standing relationship with The Learn Centre – they are an absolutely integral part of the payroll community. Their training courses and annual conference are a must for all payroll professionals and not just for up to the minute technical topics: their training really puts payroll and payroll issues into context, taking into account commercial, economic and political influences."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"For the last few years we have taken advantage of the in house update courses, meaning our payroll and HR staff benefit from the excellent and consistent advice given. The manual is invaluable as is the ongoing support."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"I cannot praise these training days enough – they are thoroughly enjoyable and informative, can be tailored to individual company needs and carried out in a relaxed, non-pressured way that everyone appreciates."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan - Finance and Payroll Manager at Westminster Kingsway College

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracey Hinton - Payroll Manager at Wilson James Limited

"I have used The Learn Centre on a number of occasions and have found it provides a great platform to gain the knowledge required to carry out my job. I started off with the Payroll Technician course and this in-depth learning gave me a great foundation of payroll knowledge to build upon and give me the confidence to progress up the career ladder, well worth it and would certainly recommend, no matter what level you are at there will be a course/qualification that can help you."

Ayman Zagloul - Assistant Payroll Supervisor at Queen's University Belfast

"Payroll may not be the most exciting of topic for some but The Learn Centre really bring it to life - the brilliant networking opportunities with fellow professionals is an added bonus. They cover an amazing range of topics too – if you need to upskill, then The Learn Centre is the organisation to help you do it."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"I have chosen The Learn Centre both for my own knowledge base and in-house training courses for my teams for many years. I have always been extremely impressed with the content of the courses, people engagement and the positive feedback from my staff."

Ann Chesher - Payroll Consultant at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service