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Introduction to Payroll Course Outline

This course will cover the following content:

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is Payroll?
  • Key Terminology

Module 2: Payroll Obligations and Requirements

  • Employer Obligations
  • Payroll Requirements
  • Payslips

Module 3: The Payroll Cycle

  • Tasks within Payroll Cycle
  • Importance of Payroll Cycle
  • Risks to Payroll Cycle

Module 4: PAYE

  • What is PAYE?
  • Operating PAYE
  • Deductions

Module 5: Tax Codes and Tables

  • What are Tax Codes?
  • How do Tax Codes Vary?
  • Percentages and Rates

Module 6: Statutory Sick Pay

  • Employee Rights
  • Absence Management

Module 7: Statutory Maternity

  • Maternity Leave
  • Maternity Pay

Module 8: Pensions

  • Pension Schemes
  • Employee/Employer Rights

Module 9: Student Loans

  • How and When Employees Pay

Module 10: Reports and Record Keeping

  • Types of Report
  • Employee Records

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Who should attend this Payroll training course?

This course is designed for any individual who would like to develop their skills and understanding of payroll. This course would be especially beneficial for individuals in Accounts, Management, or HR based roles.


There are no prerequisites for enrolling on this Introduction to Payroll training course, therefore anybody can attend.

Introduction to Payroll Course Overview

This Introduction to Payroll training consists of a 1-day, this trainer-led course that aims to provide delegates with the fundamentals of the payroll process. This course will focus on the Payroll Cycle, Tax Codes, Statutory rights, and PAYE. This course can be viewed as an entry point into a career that involves payroll, or as an opportunity to refresh skills and bring knowledge up to date.

This Introduction to Payroll course comes under the topic of Accounting and Finance Training, which provides candidates with a range of training courses. Some of these include Bookkeeping Training, Introduction to Credit Control, and Sage 50. Therefore, this topic offers training for a range of complexities and offers delegates the opportunity to gain additional training within their sector.

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What's included in this Payroll Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Introduction to Payroll FAQs


The Knowledge Academy offer training in a variety of locations across the UK and around the world, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling on this Introduction to Payroll course.
No, delegates do not need to take an examination to pass this Introduction to Payroll course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for Introduction to Payroll certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Introduction to Payroll.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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