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Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business

The Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business qualification aims to provide learners with a comprehensive range of knowledge and the practical skills that they will be able to use as a senior payroll processor or payroll administrator for a variety of businesses.
1 Years
Level 3

Course Overview

On successful completion of the qualification the learner will  have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Accurately process and/or administer the payroll under Real Time Information (RTI) regulations using manual and computer based skills   
  • Keep accurate payroll records keeping; giving the learner the necessary skills to record financial payroll transactions in a both a manual and computerised environment   
  • Assess their own competence in carrying out a range of payroll routines and activities in both manual and computerised payroll system including day-to-day, monthly and year end routines. The activities will include the calculation of pay data and processing of that data using day-to-day payroll processing skills and reconciling the payroll at period ends 
  • Deal with different payroll situations, such as directors and those leaving their employment due to redundancy   
  • Assess the implications when accuracy is not maintained    
  • Understand the importance of security and confidentiality in performing all payroll task


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Available Sessions

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Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business



Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:00



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Course Modules

  • Principles of Payroll Administration
  • Computerised Payroll Administration

Ideal If:

that prospective entrants have basic skills in numeracy and literacy. 

You'll Learn:

through the course of study to develop skills that will enable you to gather the required information in order to prepare an employee payroll record using commercially available payroll software.  They will further acquire the skills necessary to calculate the gross pay due to employees from a range of information sources and for a variety of pay periods.  The learner will be able to process the payroll accurately producing the net pay due to employee and updating all internal payroll records.  Furthermore you will be able to produce a range of internal and external reports detailing payroll information.

You'll Love:

Learners who are considering a career as a self-employed practitioner will find the course invaluable, as will businesses owners who would like to actively involved in the gathering and processing of payroll data and keeping of payroll records for their business.

You'll Progress:

  • to another qualification at Level 3
  • to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level, thereby expanding their knowledge and skills base in the subject area

You'll Need:

  There are no formal entry requirements for the Level 3 Award in Payroll for Business qualification.  However, it is recommended that prospective entrants have basic skills in numeracy and literacy.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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