ICB Diploma in Payroll Management Level 3

Course code: OSC1272

Payroll is the recording and processing of employees, salaries, and plays a vital role in businesses and organisations.

  • Learn about legislation relevant to payroll.
  • Study how to record expenses and benefits.
  • Understand payments, time sheets, pay reviews and variances.
  • Gain an understanding of payroll process for holidays, absences and leavers.
Course Overview

Study with an award-winning home learning provider with tutor support!

The ICB Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management is a comprehensive introduction for anyone wishing to enter the field of payroll and benefit from faster career progression into payroll management.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive an ICB Diploma in Payroll Management.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments and an online test.

Course Content
  • Legislation PAYE, NI, pensions and RTI
  • Gross pay and statutory payments
  • National Insurance contributions
  • PAYE and tax codes
  • Statutory deductions, student loans and attachment of earnings
  • Directors N.I. deductions
  • Expenses and Benefits in Kind (BIK)
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Payroll forms in a payroll system
  • Installation of Sage 50 payroll
  • Setting up and configuration
  • Company set up and access rights
  • Employee records set up
  • Payroll processing
  • Timesheet entry
  • Pay review and variances
  • Record holidays and absences
  • Process payrolls with holidays and absences
  • Processing new employees
  • Personnel records
  • Pensions and auto-enrolment
  • Bonuses, attachment of earning and statutory pay
  • Payroll year end
Extra Info


During this course you will complete a number of Tutor Marked Assignments in preparation for your official assessments. As part of your official assessment you will complete one online test. All online tests can be taken at home or at work, wherever you have access to a secure Internet connection, so assessment is quick and simple.

Course Duration

Once you have enrolled, you can start at any time and will have a full year to complete your studies. You will also receive 12 months tutor support, so you can work at your own pace. Whilst studying your course you will also be required to install Sage software; you will have 6 months access to this software.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course you will achieve an ICB Level 3 Certificate in Payroll Management.


No prior knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course. In addition, the SAGE software must be downloaded via the link supplied, so you’ll need a computer or laptop with internet connection and storage space.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE registration and 1 year subscription to ICB
  • FREE Sage 50 Payroll software
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM card (formerly NUS)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet


* Not included with the online study option

The Sage 50 software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher. Sage software will not run on Windows XP or on any Apple Macintosh computer. The software is available as a download only – you must have an internet connection and the ability to save the software to your device.

In order to achieve the full qualification, you will be required to complete an online test.

Yes. It is your responsibility to pay for all ICB assessments.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

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