Payroll Principles

If you’re completely new to payroll, this short course offers the opportunity for you to gain an insight into the underlying legislative and operational principles behind the processing of payroll.

Is this for you?

This introductory course will help you learn the principles behind the processing of a company payroll. It is most suited to those who have never worked or processed payroll before, so if you’re new to this role and are looking to work as a Payroll Clerk or Payroll Administrator, this course is ideal. 

The course acts as a precursor to a digital payroll course such as Sage Payroll.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 4 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

or a combination, Online, in centre

Training Type



4 hours

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    About this course

    This is a great short course that can help you get to grips with the general principles of payroll. You’ll start right from the very beginning and look at the role and responsibilities of running a payroll and then progress to learning the basic processes, legislation and regulations you will be required to adhere to. 

    It is a very effective and concise course, being just 4 hours in duration. You will study online through our campus and can choose whether to do this in one of our local training centres, or from work. or home. 

    There are three lessons covering a range of topics:

    Lesson One includes: what is meant by payroll; associated roles and responsibilities; information around complying with the requirements of Real Time Information (RTI); employment status; employee rights. 

    Lesson Two includes: employee information necessary to a business; data protection; the P45 and starter checklist; the PAYE system; National Insurance; student loans; the structure and content of payslips.

    Lesson Three includes: statutory payments including sick pay, and maternity, paternity and adoption pay; processing leavers; payroll year end. 

    On successful completion of this training course you will receive a Pitman Training certificate. If you then wish to progress further, you will be in a great position to further your knowledge by learning how to run a payroll using a digital program, such as Sage Payroll.

    Aims and Objectives


    Finance Options

    Career Path

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