Introduction to Payroll Systems Diploma


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If you are looking to gain foundational knowledge and an understanding of operations relating to the basic calculations and preparation of a payroll, then you are at the right place!

A payroll system involves everything that has to do with the payment of employees. It involves accurate payroll calculations, disbursal, pay slip generation, managing payroll taxes and record keeping compliance.

Boost your current career status by signing up to this learning experience and gain essential skills to be able to perform routine and some non-routine payroll tasks with accuracy and security.

Gain further confidence in your role and be able to identify employees’ pay variations and entitlements as well as learn to make calculations in relation to gross and net pay.

Why should I enrol onto this course?

A programme consisting of 6 informative, easy-to-digest modules promises to deliver an understanding of both Manual and Computerised Payroll Systems.

The programme is flexible and can be studied online, from anywhere, at anytime that best fits around your existing commitments.


This course will get you familiar with both manual and computerised payroll systems.

Understand the process of maintaining employee records – putting new employees onto the payroll, taking leavers off and making statutory and permanent changes to the payroll.

Learn about the process of paying employees and develop an understanding of all the necessary payroll checks required before a payment is made.

Understand the process of arriving at net pay and the concepts of Starters and Leavers with regards to PAYE and NIC.

Be able to calculate gross pay, including statutory pay and learn more about

  • SSP- Statutory Sick Pay
  • SMP-Statutory Maternity Pay
  • SAP- Statutory Paternity Pay
  • SPP- Statutory Adoption Pay
  • Statutory Leave

Understand the concepts of Gross pay, Basic pay, Shift pay and Overtime and learn how to calculate Bonuses and Commissions.

Discover what Income Tax, PAYE and National Insurance are, and be able to understand their differences. Learn how the codes are determined and be able to apply them confidently.

Establish the difference between Statutory and voluntary payments and learn how the payroll system is used for the following payments:

  • Court orders.
  • Give as you earn (GAYE).
  • Student loans.
  • Union dues.

Gain knowledge of the payslip and learn how net pay is derived.

Explore RTI (Real Time Information) and learn why it was implemented and learn how it has benefited payroll systems.


  • No pre-requisite.
  • You will gain an endorsed Diploma.
  • Readily available for you to access online from anywhere.
  • At the end of each unit there is a multiple choice question assessment, which is a great way to help you remember the main points of each lesson and confirmation that you have retained the essential knowledge.
  • Introduction and Starters and Leavers – Manual System
  • Gross Pay and Statutory Pay
  • The PAYE Regime and The NIC Regime
  • Statutory and Voluntary Deductions and Net Pay
  • Payslips
  • RTI and the Payroll System and Working the Computerised Payroll System
  1. Upskilling for staff or those seeking employment in courses relevant to your profession is key. It will help you secure your next job or acquire more skills for promotion. This will give you an edge over other applicants or competitors.
  2. Companies should also support upskilling their staff
  3. Once we receive payment (Cleared Funds), we will issue you a username and password via your email address.
  4. Ease of use – You can study for this course anyplace, anywhere, anytime – 24/7/365 days.
  5. For courses where Exam(s) / assessment(s) are included in price, certificates are issued immediately online once you pass the exam.
  6. You may re-take the assessment if you fail as many times as possible before the expiry date.
  7. You can always download and print your certificate as many times as possible before the expiry date if the course do have a certificate (please check additional information tab to confirm).
  8. All our courses last for 6 months to a year before it expires after purchase. Some courses do not expire at all. Please check additional Information for appropriate expiry date
  9. No need to cancel social meetings or rush due to traffic for a webinar. Study at your own pace.
  10. All our courses are accredited and designed by professionals in United Kingdom – They are all UK accredietd courses.


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