1Course Overview

SAGE 50 Payroll Level 1

Course code: SAGE403

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Payroll involves the arrangement and processing of employees’ salaries. It plays a vital role in nearly every organisation.

  • Fully accredited by SAGE, this course provides an internationally recognised qualification in payroll, allowing you to prove a high level of expertise in this area to any future employer
  • FREE 180-day downloadable version of SAGE 50 Payroll Software is included in your course, allowing you to put everything you learn into practice
  • You'll receive full tutor support for the duration of your course, allowing you to ask questions and progress through the course effectively
  • Gain the skills to set up and process payroll payments and time sheets, and develop your knowledge of payroll aspects of personnel, pensions and loans
Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content
Setting up your Payroll

Get to grips with the basic principles of setting up your Sage 50 Payroll. From setting up your employees and users in the software, to creating payments and deductions, dealing with basic pension schemes and setting up the nominal link.

  • Understand how to configure the software to suit company requirements
  • Learn how to use password protection and how to restrict user access
  • Understand how to check the legislation settings in your software
  • Be able to create pay elements for payments, deductions and net payments and understand the pay element reports
  • Understand the methods of creating, editing and customising employee records
  • Be able to create basic pension schemes
  • Learn how to set up the nominal link to post salary journals to your accounts software
3Other Information
Assessment

The course will take the form of a written assignment which will be submitted to your tutor for marking.

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have 6 months to complete their studies. Study time is 80 hours.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Course materials will be delivered to you by post.

Course Outcomes

In order to gain the official Sage qualification, you will need to sit an online exam. Upon successful completion of this, you will gain the Sage Payroll Level I certificate. Alternatively, if you wish to study this course without official assessment, we can provide you with a certificate of completion.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

It is advised that you have some bookkeeping skills.

Will the Sage software work on any computer?

The Sage 50 Payroll software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. You will need to be able to download the free Sage software - (available as a download only; you must have an internet connection and the ability to save the software to your device). Please email us for full specification and compatibility details.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • FREE 180-day downloadable version of SAGE 50 Payroll Software
  • Practice data to enrich the learning experience
  • Workbooks with free online tests throughout
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Ballpoint pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Examination fee worth £70
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything is included in the cost of the course!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

Finance options

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Deposit to pay:

  • Cash Price:
  • Loan Amount:
  • Loan Repayments:
  • Cost of Loan:
  • Number of Monthly Payments:
  • Total Amount Payable:


The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).