Sage Payroll Training - Fast Track (Level 1-3)

Payroll Training Overview

Who is it for?

This course brings you the skills you need to use this popular payroll program to confidently process any businesses payroll. Being able to use Sage 50 Payroll should lead to greater productivity. But it also helps the business conform to employment legislation and data security requirements.

Furthermore, broken down into practical modules this course is a very popular and well received introduction to moving from manual payroll to computerised payroll. Moreover, it incorporates all the new government requirements for RTI reporting.

Finally, Payroll is a vital role within any organisation. A career in payroll means specialising in a niche field with excellent progression opportunities.

When can I start Payroll Training?

You can enroll at any time of the year subject to availability.

Are there any requirements for Sage Payroll courses?

There are no formal entry requirements for Sage payroll courses. However, it is expected that students have basic IT skills to run a computer.

What support is available?

  • Free high quality course materials
  • Tutorial support
  • Highly equipped IT lab
  • Student Discount with NUS card*
  • Exam fees and exam booking service
  • Personalised individual study plan
  • Specialist Career Management service
  • State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus
  • Free Payroll Software for payroll courses
  • Get a Free Tablet PC if you enroll this month*

*Terms Apply


6 Weeks (once a week)

Payroll Study Options

Classroom Based – We offer Daytime and Weekend sessions for Sage Payroll Training Course.

Online Live – We offer Live Online sessions for Sage Payroll Training Classes through our Virtual Learning Campus. Sage Payroll courses online are better option for people who cannot commit time to travel to one of our study centre.

Distance Learning – Self Study with Study Material and access to Online study Material through Virtual Learning Campus.


You will receive a certificate from Osborne Training once you finish the course. Moreover, you have an Option to get an IAB Certificate subject to passing the IAB exam.

IAB Exams

You will have to complete computer-based assessments to get the certificate. Moreover, to successfully complete the qualification the candidate must pass the above Mandatory element of assessment. The unit is graded as Pass or Fail and the minimum level of achievement is set at 70%.

Payroll Training Syllabus Summary

+Level 1

Payroll Level 1

  • Introduction to payroll
  • Employment legislation and statutes
  • Introduction to Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Preparing employee records
  • Starters – new employees
  • Calculation of Gross Pay
  • The PAYE and National Insurance systems
  • Creating Payslips and analysis
  • Creating Backups and Restoring data
  • Payment analysis
  • Processing National Insurance contributions
  • Voluntary deductions
  • Processing Leavers
  • Completing the payroll Procedures

+Level 2

Payroll Level 2

  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Employment legislation
  • Introduction to Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Preparing employee records
  • Creating Backup and Restoring Data
  • Starters – new employees
  • Calculation of Gross Pay
  • Deductions – Pension schemes and pension contributions
  • Processing the payroll – introduction to the PAYE system
  • Processing the payroll – income tax
  • National Insurance contributions – Processing in the payroll
  • Voluntary deductions
  • Student Loan repayments
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders & Deductions from Earnings Orders
  • Processing Leavers
  • Introduction to statutory additions and deductions
  • Processing Statutory sick pay (SSP)
  • Processing Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
  • Statutory paternity pay and paternity leave
  • Completing the processing of the payroll
  • Creating Payslips and analysis
  • Reports and payments due to HMRC

+Level 3

Payroll Level 3

  • Advanced processing of the payroll for employees
  • Preparation and use of period end HMRC forms and returns
  • preparation of internal reports
  • Maintaining accuracy, security and data integrity in performing payroll tasks.
  • Deductions – Pension schemes and pension contributions
  • Processing the payroll –complex income tax issues
  • Payroll Giving Scheme processing
  • Processing Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
  • Advanced Income tax implications for company pension schemes
  • Student Loan repayments
  • Processing Holiday Payments
  • Processing Car Benefit on to the Payroll System
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders & Deductions from Earnings Orders
  • Leavers with complex issues
  • Advanced processing of statutory additions and deductions
  • Recovery of statutory additions payments – from HMRC
  • Completing the processing of the payroll
  • Complex Reports and payments due to HMRC
  • Cost Centre Analysis
  • Advanced, routine and complex payroll tasks
  • Calculation of complex gross pay


What qualifications will I gain?

You could Gain the following IAB qualifications provided that you book and register for IAB exams and pass the exams successfully:

Otherwise, you will receive a certificate from Osborne Training for the completion of course.

What skills will I gain?

In this course you will be learning from Level 1 to Level 3 of Sage Computerised Payroll which could help you to land on your dream job in Payroll sector.


What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Payroll Adviser
  • Payroll Director

In these roles, you could earn on average more than £50,000 Annually (source: Reed Salary Checker, UK Only).

Benefits for Trainees

Sage Computerised Payroll Qualifications open new doors to exciting careers, as well as extending payroll skills if you are currently employed

  • State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus
  • Free Payroll Software
  • Start your own payroll bureau
  • Work in small businesses
  • A payroll career can lead to great things
  • Update your knowledge of Sage payroll
  • Improve your employ-ability prospects
  • A career path into payroll
  • Ideal Continuing Professional Development course
  • Gain a qualification to boost your CV
  • Option to gain IAB accredited qualification after payroll courses completion
  • Start your training immediately without having to wait for the new term to begin

Payroll Training Course Fees

The course fee for Payroll training courses vary on the study method chosen. You can pay for the course fees in the following ways

  • Self Funded
  • Employer Funded
  • Private Education Loan

Please get in touch to find out the course fees and whether you qualify for the course by calling on 0203 608 7179 or fill out the “Get Course Information Kit” form within this page. One of our specialist course adviser will get back to you within 24 hours.