Bookkeeping IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management

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Who is it for? Professionals who already have a solid working knowledge of Sage 50 Payroll and wish to enhance their skills, learning how to perform advanced routine and non-routine payroll tasks
Qualification: IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management
Location: Online learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: Six months' typical completion time

Develop advanced computerised payroll skills

Sage Payroll Management course will equip you with the skills for a role at management level. This advanced Sage payroll training course will build on principles learned at level 2 and provide you with the advanced skills needed to work as a professional Payroll Clerk or Manager in an organisation or payroll bureau.

Advanced Sage payroll training courses will teach you all the intricacies of tax tables and payroll law and how to undertake processes such as statutory and non-statutory reporting, insurance deductions, calculating overtime and bonuses and issuing tax forms. All related to the latest RTI using Sage 50 Payroll software.

Upon completion of your Level 3 Sage payroll training you will be a fully qualified expert in payroll with the skills required to help the whole business function. You will also be qualified to move into a wider HR role, expanding your knowledge of employment law and business legislation.

Become a master of Sage Payroll 50

IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management course teaches you how to get the best from Sage 50 Payroll software, and undertake a range of advanced computerised payroll procedures; including how to run reports, apply NIC deductions, adjust for pay in lieu and create employee records from Human Resources information.

Advanced level 3 payroll qualifications teach you how to use Sage 50 Payroll software to its full potential, in preparation for a supervisory or managerial role in payroll.

The IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management course consists of six units in total:

  • Employment legislation for payroll (2 credits)
  • Statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data (2 credits)
  • PAYE, Income tax and National Insurance Contributions (5 credits)
  • Theory of termination of employment (3 credits)
  • Determining gross pay (4 credits)
  • Computerised payroll administration (8 credits).

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Course Snapshot

  • Recognised qualification: IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management
  • Level 3 – comparable to studying at A-Level
  • QCF accredited: units made up of credit values, recognised by the Government approved regulating body Ofqual
  • Accredited by the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) and software provider Sage
  • Six months’ typical completion time
  • Units – 12 making up the manual Certificate and 12 making up the computerised Award
  • Assessment: Students are continually assessed throughout the course through marked assignments and projects. There are no exams with these courses.

What is Included?

  • High quality course books
  • 24 hour access to our Virtual Learning Campus
  • Student membership with the IAB for the duration of your studies with Home Learning College
  • Full tutorial support via phone, email and online forums
  • Regular live online classes from your tutor
  • Sage 50 Payroll software*.

* Full copy of the latest version of Sage 50 Payroll, which is time limited for use for the duration of the course.

To enrol on IAB Level 3 in Sage Payroll Management course you must already hold the IAB Level 2 in Sage Payroll Management; or have solid working knowledge of Sage 50 Payroll.

Before you enrol on any Home Learning College course, please ensure that you have read and understood the further pre-entry requirements below:

  • You have a valid UK address (students outside the UK will receive an additional postage charge)
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language – if English is not your first language an IELTS 5.5 is required
  • You have access to a computer and the Internet throughout your study period
  • You have basic computer skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

Talk to one of our Course Advisors to find out about possible exemptions for this course.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months payment plans*. Representative APR 16.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

* Exact package varies by course, all credit agreements are subject to you enrolling on a qualifying course with Home Learning College. Any offer of credit will be is subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

The IAB Level 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business course forms the third level of your computerised payroll training. Upon completion of the course you will be fully qualified in all areas of payroll, equipped for a managerial level role in an organisation or payroll bureau.

Your proven Sage 50 Payroll capabilities will equip you for a variety of professional payroll positions, such as:

Payroll Clerk


Payroll team


Payroll Manager


As IAB qualifications are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), completing the IAB course pathway means you will hold a QCF recognised level 3 qualification in computerised payroll.

Completion of the IAB Level 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business course also allows you to apply for Associate membership with the IAB.

Benefits of full membership:

  • Business support helpline
  • Designatory letters after your name (AIAB)
  • Preferential rates for Insurance and ‘IAB Privileges’
  • Continuing Professional Development and networking opportunities
  • Preferential rates for Professional Indemnity insurance
  • Access to useful information held in members only area of the IAB website
  • Monthly e-newsletter of news relevant to small businesses
  • Technical advice covering Tax, VAT, PAYE, Payroll, Employment & Personnel, Health and Safety and Commercial Law.

*Source: Total Jobs Salary Checker 2014

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