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3 One-Day Face-To-Face Workshops

An Advanced Payroll Qualification in just a few days! This advanced face-to-face course combines three one-day workshops with an optional assignments to achieve the nationally recognised BTEC Level 3 Award in Payroll Procedures.

The three workshops are:

Reporting to HMRC Under Real Time Information (RTI)

Advanced Payroll Practice & Legislation Workshop

Expenses & Benefits Workshop

Workshop Programme:

For more details of the workshop content, aims and learning objectives, please use the links above to browse through each individual workshop.

There are two big price advantages when you enrol on the Advanced Payroll Technician Course:
- The 3 workshops individually cost a total of £1,452 + VAT. Enrol on the Advanced Payroll Technician course for just £1,099.00 + VAT, SAVING £353.00

- The optional assignments leading to a BTEC qualification combine it with the Advanced Payroll Technician course and this reduces to just £230.
Total cost of Advanced Payroll Technician Course with assignments - £1,299 + VAT

Your Options:
Optional Half Day Revision Dates
Revision half days are scheduled from time to time at a central location to assist those preparing for assignments at an additional cost of £240.

On successful completion, each student is awarded The Learn Centre Payroll Advanced Technician Certificate and, if enrolled with Pearson, the BTEC Level 3 Award in Payroll Procedures.

This advanced course is ideal for:
Bringing an individual or a whole team through the qualification route - quickly!
Those who have been in payroll for many years but have no formal qualification.
Those who want to just complete the assignment to enter the qualification route at a higher level.

Your payroll course overview:

Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

£1,099 / £1,299*


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This is an essential and comprehensive course for all payroll, personnel and accounts staff that have some or full responsibility for compiling the information and/or completing year-end returns. It's vital for payroll managers and supervisors and all staff wanting to develop their payroll skills yet further.

By the end of the programme you will master:

  • Reporting to HMRC under RTI
  • Advanced Payroll Calculations
  • Earnings for Tax and NICs
  • Advanced Payroll Administration
  • Pensions and NICs
  • Completing the P11d, P11D9b) and P9d
  • Gain a nationally recognised Advanced Payroll Qualification

Real Time Information

  • The submissions involved:
  • Full Payment Submission
  • Employer Payment Summary
  • o Earlier Year Update
  • o National Insurance Verification Request
  • The Final Submission Indicator
  • The 6 questions and declaration
  • Supply of form P60
  • Timetable for submissions under RTI
  • Filing methods
  • Penalties and interest charges for incorrect or late returns
  • Glossary of terms

Preparing for Returns

  • The importance of pay period reconciliations and what needs to be done
  • Document checks:
  • o Employer’s contracted-out pension scheme number (ECON)
  • o Payroll giving scheme
  • o Certificate of election
  • o Evidence of age exception
  • o Certificate of deferment
  • Preparing for weeks 53, 54 and 56
  • Clear-down and other checks
  • Procedures to be followed moving from old tax year to new tax year, including P9X or P7X instructions and P9(T) coding notices.

Filing Options

  • Special filing situations – making changes to submitted information.

Completing the Returns

  • A step-by-step review of:
    • Full Payment Submission
    • Employer Payment Summary
    • Earlier Year Update
    • National Insurance Verification Request - P60 certificate
  • Pros and cons of the different filing methods - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Internet Services for PAYE (ISP)

Processing Earnings Correctly

  • Understanding how to process reimbursed expenses correctly, such as eye-tests, glasses and mileage allowance payments for both tax and Class 1 NICs
  • Problem areas for Class 1 NICs
  • A detailed review of Termination Payments - how to determine whether tax and NICs are due
  • Notional payments - what are they and how to deal with them

Advanced Payroll Administration

  • Tax refunds - when these are appropriate and special circumstances
  • Correcting mistakes when deducting tax and NICs
  • The importance of monthly P35 reconciliations
  • Deductions from pay – Tips on how to avoid problems
  • Holiday entitlement, pay and unusual situations
  • Salary sacrifice schemes – how they work
  • Occupational sick and maternity pay schemes
    • relating them to statutory payments
  • When average earnings should be recalculated for SMP, SSP & SAP purposes
  • Redundancy pay schemes – occupational and statutory
  • Payroll controls
  • What happens on an HMRC compliance visit
  • The payroll implications of compromise agreements
  • Payments made after leaving - how should they be treated
  • Earnings periods - how they are determined for employees and Directors
  • Checklist for aggregated earnings for NICs in multiple employments

Pensions and NICs

  • Basic and Additional State pensions
  • Occupational Schemes - comparison of differing schemes
  • The significance of "contracting-out" and its effect on NICs
  • Group and Personal pension schemes
  • Annual & Lifetime Allowances

Overview of the P11D

  • Timetable and penalties, fines and interest charges
  • The use of alternative forms, software and working sheets
  • Determining whether a Class 1 or Class 1A NI liability arises
  • Avoiding the need to make entries on form, P11D
  • Payrolling of benefits
  • Extra Statutory Concessions (ESCs)
  • Statutory Exemptions
  • PAYE Settlement Agreements (PSAs) and
  • Taxed Award Schemes (TASs)

Completing the P11D - step-by-step and section by section

  • Assets transferred (cars, property, goods or other assets)
  • Payments made on behalf of employee
  • Vouchers or credit cards
  • Living accommodation
  • Mileage allowance payments
  • Cars and car fuel
  • Vans
  • 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
  • Miscellaneous items including
  • Subscriptions and professional fees
  • Canteen facilities
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Long service awards
  • Gifts
  • Expenses payments made to, or on behalf of, the employee, including:
    • Travel and subsistence
    • Personal Incidental Expenditure (PIEs)
    • Entertaining – staff and clients

Completing the P11D(b)

  • Determining the benefits-in-kind that attract Class 1A NICs
  • The effect of processing benefits through the payroll
  • Calculating Class 1A liability
  • 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