Sage Payroll

Of all our finance courses, our Sage payroll course is the most popular and the most in demand. This online payroll training course will help you gain the understanding and practical skills you need to use this popular payroll software. This course will prepare you to gain an IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll.

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Is this for you?

The Sage Payroll course is ideal for those that already work within bookkeeping and accounts, have a basic knowledge of manual payroll systems and are looking to develop their career prospects. This course will teach you with computerised payroll up to a level 2 standard. If you’re wishing to work within accounts or payroll office or a HR department, this course would be the best pick for you.   

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 30 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



30 hours

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About this course

Sage is an extremely popular software system that is used around the globe, in businesses large and small. To keep up with modern technology and be employable to most companies, you need to have knowledge of Sage Payroll. This course will make you a valuable asset to any company. 

This Sage payroll course walks you through best practice methods of carrying out Payroll processes and HMRC reporting and payments, plus much more. 

The Sage payroll course will take around 30 hours in total and will cover areas such as processing SSP, editing tax codes, producing an annual cost of wages and using advanced pay options. The list goes on but one thing remains the same: you’ll be kept up-to-date on all of the latest technologies and methods used within Sage 50 Payroll, giving you confidence to use it self-assuredly. 

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to go on and gain an IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll*.

The course comprises eleven modules that you can work through at your own pace: 

Module One – Including: setting up company details, pension and holiday schemes, pay elements, backing up data

Module Two - Including: restoring data, entering employee details

Module Three – Including: exporting a report in PDF, enter payments, set the processing date, update payroll, calculate the cost of wages, and understand the payroll cycle

Module Four – Including: change an employee’s NI category, enter adjusted payments, extract specific data and pay reimbursements

Module Five – Including: processing SSP, attachment of earnings order

Module Six – Including: processing a starter, adding a photo, recording annual leave

Module Seven – Including: processing SMP, SPP, correcting errors, processing a leaver

Module Eight – Including: processing a new employee with/without a P45, using quick SSP

Module Nine – Including: process weekly paid employees, changing a tax code, editing company settings, processing a new starter (apprentice)

Module Ten – Including: calculating time sheet information for weekly paid workers and completing a gross pay summary, using advanced pay option

Module Eleven – Including: processing KIT days, processing end of SMP, dealing with pay for an employee who is dismissed for gross misconduct, produce an annual cost of wages

* External examinations may need to be organised separately. Please speak to a Course Advisor for further details.

Aims and Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have a thorough knowledge of valuable computerised payroll skills using the renowned Sage software. This course will help you gain the confidence needed to work with computerised payroll systems assuredly. By the end, you’ll have a skill that will stand you in good stead with employers, giving you a route towards career progression. 


Ideally, you should know how to work your way through the manual payroll process before moving onto this course. If you’re new to Payroll, take a look at our Payroll Principles course as a starting point.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).


Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.


* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

If you’re keen to work as a Payroll Administrator or Payroll Clerk, this course will help you gain valuable skills to prove your abilities to potential employers. With further training, other roles where payroll skills are useful include HR Administrator or HR Manager. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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