SAGE 50 Payroll Level 1

Course code: SAGE403
Official Sage qualification
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Gain a recognised Sage Payroll Level 1 Certificate!

  • Fully accredited by Sage.
  • FREE 180-day downloadable version of Sage 50 Payroll Software.
  • Full tutor support for the duration of your course.
  • Gain the skills to set up and process payroll payments and time sheets.
  • Develop your knowledge of payroll aspects of personnel, pensions and loans.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

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

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.

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.

Course Duration

Up to 6 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Sage Payroll Level 1 Certificate on completion of the Sage exam.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments and an optional online Sage exam.

Course content

Extra info


This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. To receive the full qualification, you must take the online Sage exam.

Course Duration

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

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students receive their course manual and study guide, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcome

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 1 Certificate. Alternatively, if you wish to study this course without official assessment, we can provide you with a certificate of completion.


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