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ICB Diploma in Payroll Management Level 3

Official ICB qualification

Course Code


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

  • Learn about 2023-24 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.

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Course overview

The ICB Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management is the perfect launchpad for anyone aspiring to enter the field of payroll management. Acquire essential skills and stand out as a trusted professional in the industry with a nationally-recognised qualification.

Covering the latest 2023-24 legislation, you will explore National Insurance contribution, payroll processing, personnel records, processing new employees, and much more.


This course is ideal for:

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in payroll management.
  • Payroll administrators looking to enhance their knowledge and skill set.
  • HR professionals responsible for payroll functions within their organisation.
  • Small business owners managing payroll in-house.
  • Anyone interested in understanding payroll management and compliance requirements.


What next?

Achieving the ICB Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management will open the door to a number of payroll management roles. It will also lay the foundation to explore more specialised areas in the field. Some of the roles you may consider are:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Benefits administrator
  • Tax preparer
  • HR specialist

You can expand on your foundation of knowledge and skills by undertaking another one of our payroll courses.


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

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 of 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.

Awarding body

The institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping awarding body in the world. Offering membership to students, their industry-recognised qualifications highlight your experience and competence within the bookkeeping and accounting profession.



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