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Boost your career – gain a nationally recognised payroll qualification

Start the year with a boost for your career – gain a nationally recognised, Pearson qualification in payroll.

  • Enhance your payroll skills of best practice within the payroll profession
  • Enhance your career development prospects
  • Enhance your understanding of more complex issues
  • Increase your confidence and raise your level of expertise

This course runs for 5 days, delegates who want to achieve the Award in Professional Payroll Administration need to attend the full Foundation course (days 1 to 4) although this does not need to be done on consecutive days.

Delegates can attend part of the week and then complete the rest of the course and exam at a later date if desired.

Book all four parts of the Payroll Foundation and the exam for the Award in Professional Payroll Administration and save 10% on the combined course fee.

Flexible studying:

  • Day 1 and Day 2 must be attended on consecutive days
  • Days 3, 4 and 5 students have to attend in a sequential order but they can be attended over several weeks.
  • Day 5 is the exam day for students wishing to gain the industry recognised BTEC Level 4 qualification from Pearson. 

Your payroll course overview:

Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

5 days


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



This course is ideal for those who are starting thier careers in payroll and want to gain a formal qualification.

Delegates who successfully complete the course and exam will achieve the Award in Professional Payroll Administration.

Day 1
Payroll Foundation to Tax NI Starters & Leavers (Additions, Deductions, The Tax Year, Standard Rates of NI, Tax Rates & Tax Bands, Calculating Tax with Tables, Scottish Rate of Income Tax) (overview)

Day 2
Payroll Foundation to Tax, NI, Starters and Leavers (Non cumulative tax, K Tax Codes, Reduced Rate, NI & Age Exemptions, Processing & Checking the P45, Dealing with Forms)

Day 3
Payroll Foundation to Statutory Payments (Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption & Sick Pay and leave)

Day 4
Payroll Foundation to Payroll Legalities & Practicalities – including court orders, DEO’s and DEA’s

Day 5 (am)
Delegates who want to achieve the Award in Professional Payroll Administration need to attend the full Foundation course (days 1 to 4) although this does not need to be done on consecutive days.

"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

"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