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What Will I Learn?

Learn to enter voluntary and statutory additions and deductions
Ability to process the payroll for different periods including the correction of errors
Understand how to produce reports to enable reconciliation of payments and deductions to external agencies including HMRC and pension providers
Learn to operate national insurance for directors
Ability to maintain payroll data and system security
Learn to process period and year end information and produce all required reports


Global Edulink always strives to provide learners with the best possible experience, and we are proud to offer official Sage courses. These courses and qualifications are fully accredited by Sage, meaning you are receiving expert instruction, and recognised qualifications, all at an amazing price. In addition, you have access to our fantastic student portal, tutor guidance, and excellent customer service. What could be better?

Sage courses focus on accounts and payroll, and could help you to pursue the career you want, and this Computerised Payroll Level 3 Course is no different. This level 3 qualification is ideal for those who are already employed in payroll or have similar job roles or run their own business. If you hope to enhance your existing skills and knowledge performing advanced routine and non-routine tasks using a computerised payroll package.

Studying with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to study efficiently and guide you to secure your qualification.

Course ObjectivesLearn to:

  • Enter voluntary and statutory additions and deductions
  • Process the payroll for different periods including the correction of errors
  • Produce reports to enable reconciliation of payments and deductions to external agencies including HMRC and pension providers
  • Operate national insurance for directors
  • Maintain payroll data and system security
  • Process period and year end information and produce all required reports
Course DescriptionThis online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.
Method of Assessment

At the end of the course learners will complete self-assessments and a practice test, followed by a final online assessment.


Those who successfully completed Computerised Payroll Administration Processing the Payroll Under RTIThe Employer Payment Submission (EPS)Data Security Year End Processing Glossary of Payroll Termsmplete this course will be awarded with the Sage 50 Payroll Level 3 Certificate.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of English, Maths, and ICT.

Recommended Experience

This course should not be attempted unless you have achieved a qualification at Level Two or have sound knowledge of day to day payroll functions including processing SSP and SMP.

Career PathThis course will allow you to perform advanced accounting functions, and you could gain employment in any of the following job roles:

  • Account Manager
  • Auditor
  • Benefits Administration Specialist
  • Bookkeepers
  • Finance Officer
  • Payroll Officers
  • Payroll Manager

Learners who successfully complete this course would also be eligible to take the following courses: Computerised Accounting Qualifications or the CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate.

Common Career Paths For Account Manager

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Course Curriculum

1: revision of the syllabus of level 2 computerised payroll
1. Revision of the Syllabus of Level 2 Computerised Payroll 00:00:00
2: level 2 learning outcomes and summary of assessment criteria
1. Level 2 Learning Outcomes and Summary of Assessment Criteria 00:00:00
3: introduction - computerised payroll level 3
1. Introduction – Computerised Payroll Level 3 00:00:00
4: sage 50 payroll installation instructions
1. Sage 50 Payroll Installation Instructions 00:00:00
5: screenshots, tasks and activities
1. Screenshots, Tasks and Activities 00:00:00
6: creating a new company in sage payroll
1. Creating a New Company in Sage Payroll 00:00:00
7: computerised payroll administration
1. Computerised Payroll Administration 00:00:00
8: pension schemes
1. Pension Schemes 00:00:00
9: the government gateway
1. The Government Gateway 00:00:00
10: real time information (rti)
1. Real Time Information (RTI) 00:00:00
11: processing the payroll under rti
1. Processing the Payroll Under RTI 00:00:00
12: period end – the p32
1. Period End – the P32 00:00:00
13: the employer payment submission (eps)
1. The Employer Payment Submission (EPS) 00:00:00
14: starters, leavers, salary sacrifice and net payments
1. Starters, Leavers, Salary Sacrifice and Net Payments 00:00:00
15: the cost of wages
1. The Cost of Wages 00:00:00
16: payroll verification and reconciliation
1. Payroll Verification and Reconciliation 00:00:00
17: advance pay, holiday schemes and statutory adoption pay
1. Advance Pay, Holiday Schemes and Statutory Adoption Pay 00:00:00
18: error corrections and the fps
1. Error Corrections and the FPS 00:00:00
19: data security
1. Data Security 00:00:00
20: termination of employment
1. Termination of Employment 00:00:00
21: year end processing
1. Year End Processing 00:00:00
22: glossary of payroll terms
1. Glossary of Payroll Terms 00:00:00
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