Sage UK Certified Award in Computerised Payroll – Level 1

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Sage courses focus on accounts and payroll, and could help you to pursue the career you want, and this Computerised Payroll Level 1 Course is no different. Being a beginner level course, this certificate is perfect for those who have little or no experience in payroll. Learners will be guided through all of the basic functions, from setting up the company details, to processing payrolls and producing reports.

Who is it for


Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Set up the company details and enter employee records
  • Calculate gross pay
  • Produce payslips and end-of-period payroll reports for HMRC

Course Curriculum

1: Sage 50 Payroll Installation Instructions

2: Screenshots, Tasks And Activities

3: Setting Up A New Company In Sage Payroll

4: Using Sage 50 Payroll

5: The Scenario – Company Details

6: The Company Settings In Sage Payroll

7: Pay Elements And Pay Deductions

8: Creating Employee Records In Sage Payroll

9: Automatic Enrolment And Company Pensions

10: Processing The Sage Payroll April 2016 Weekly And Monthly

11: The Government Gateway

12: Real Time Information (RTI)

13: The Employer Alignment Submission (EAS)

14: Processing The Payroll Under RTI

15: Period End Reports – The P32 In Sage Payroll

16: Processing Sage Payroll Including Starters And Leavers

17: Addressing Problems And The Correction Of Errors Using RTI

18: Management Information Reports

19: Glossary Of Payroll Terms

Course Description

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course learners will complete self-assessments and a practice test, followed by a final online assessment.


Those who successfully complete this course will be awarded with the Sage 50 Payroll Level 1 Certificate.


Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of English, Maths, and ICT.

Career Path

This course will allow you to perform advanced accounting functions, and you could gain employment in any of the following job roles:

  • Account Manager
  • Auditor
  • Benefits Administration Specialist
  • Bookkeepers
  • Finance Officer
  • Payroll Officers
  • Payroll Manager

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