Bookkeeper Training – Sage 50 / Sage Payroll-Certificate in Bookkeeping and Payroll


Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Payroll 603/3010/7

Practical Bookkeeper Training with Payroll.

Just theory will not be enough! We will help you work on real clients to gain practical skills to make you job ready!

Bookkeeper Training with Practical Skills

Introduces an understanding of basic and technical terms used by bookkeepers and payroll processors

The qualification is made up of:

2 – Online Knowledge Test
4 – Online assignment

Key information:

75 GLH (Guided Learning Hours)
165 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)


Level 4 Award in Bookkeeping and PayrollAwarded by International Association of Bookkeepers


Practical Bookkeeper Training with Payroll.

This qualification is made up of the following units:

Principles of Payroll Preparation – Y/616/9096

  • Understand fundamental employment and data protection legislation relevant to payroll
  • Understand what constitutes gross pay for different payroll periods including leavers
  • Understand the difference between statutory and voluntary deductions.
  • Understand the principles of the PAYE & NIC systems in the UK.
  • Understand the information required to prepare and submit an employee payroll record under HMRC Real Time Information regulations
  • Understand the internal and external procedures required for finalising the payroll
  • Understand HMRC reporting requirements

Fundamentals of Payroll Processing – D/616/9097

  • Be able to calculate gross pay for different payroll periods and situations
  • Be able to determine the amount of income tax to be deducted from Gross Pay
  • Be able to determine the amount of National Insurance Contributions to be deducted from Gross Pay
  • Be able to apply voluntary deductions
  • Be able to complete internal and statutory procedures for a leaver
  • Be able to produce the necessary payroll forms and summaries

Computerised Payroll Processing – H/616/9098

  • Be able to set up a computerised payroll system using commercially available payroll software
  • Be able to set up employee records and payroll data on a computerised payroll system
  • Be able to prepare and enter details of gross pay into the computerised payroll system
  • Be able to process the payroll
  • Be able to back up and/or restore payroll data

Introduction to bookkeeping – T/508/5857

  • Understand the basics of double entry bookkeeping
  • Understand bookkeeping terms
  • Recognise source documents and understand their purpose
  • Understand the basics of VAT
  • Understand the purpose of the trial balance and petty cash and bank reconciliations

Keep double entry records and prepare a trial balance – A/508/5858

  • Use the journal
  • Record transactions in a double entry bookkeeping system
  • Prepare a trial balance

Prepare reconciliations – F/508/5859

  • Reconcile the petty cash balance
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement

Who is this course for?

Keen learner and wants to start a career in Accounts


No Formal Requirements

Career path


Payroll Administrator

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