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Tackle the more complex aspects of payroll head on

This practical workshop delves a bit deeper into the workings of the payroll function that are essential to gaining a thorough overall knowledge of the subject.

It can be taken as a stand-alone course or as Day 3 of the Advanced Payroll Technician course which can lead towards Pearson Edexcel / BTEC Advanced Certificate in Payroll Procedures.

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

1 Day


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

CPD 6hrs


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



An opportunity  for anyone who already has hands-on payroll experience to develop their skills. This includes not only payroll managers or supervisors but any other staff who have some or full responsibility for the payroll operation within their business.

The content of the workshop is flexible, which allows the tutor to concentrate on aspects directly related to those attending on the day. You will benefit from open discussions to learn how others handle various complex situations.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Deal effectively with termination payments
  • Deal with the more complex procedures associated with payroll administration including:
    • Aggregating of earnings for NI purposes
    • Correcting errors in calculating tax and NI
    • Calculating holiday pay in different situations
    • Salary sacrifice schemes
    • Director’s NI
    • Handling HMRC compliance visits with more confidence

Processing earnings correctly

  • Problem areas for Class 1 NI
  • A detailed review of termination payments and how to determine whether tax and NI are due
  • Notional payments, what are they and how to deal with them

Pensions and NI

  • Basic and additional state pensions
  • Comparing different pension and qualifying schemes in the context of auto-enrolment
  • The significance of ‘contracting-out’ and its effect on NI with occupational pension schemes
  • Group and personal pension schemes
  • Annual and lifetime allowances

Advanced payroll administration

  • Tax refunds, when they are appropriate and special circumstances
  • Correcting mistakes when deducting tax and NI
  • The importance of monthly payroll reconciliation
  • Holiday entitlement, pay and unusual situations
  • Salary sacrifice schemes and how they work
  • Occupational sick and maternity pay schemes and relating them to statutory payments
  • When average earnings should be recalculated for SMP and 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 and how should they be treated
  • Earnings periods and how they are determined for employees and directors
  • Checklist for aggregated earnings for NI in multiple employments

"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