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SAGE 50 Payroll Level 1

Course Code: SAGE403
Course Level: 1

Course Overview

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
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Course 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

Other 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.

course questions & answers

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 and 8, but it will not run on Windows XP or Windows 10. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. 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
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

Students are required to pay for the Sage exam, which costs approximately £70.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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