SAGE 50 Payroll Level 3

Course code: SAGE405
Official Sage qualification

Stand out from the crowd with a level 3 Sage qualification!

  • 180 day Sage 50 Software is included in your course.
  • Learn and understand how to use Sage Accounts software.
  • Use the software and put everything you learn into practise.
  • Express delivery is available, to start your training as soon as possible.
  • Tutor-marked assignments and option to take exam for full qualification.
  • Software runs on Windows 7 or higher operating systems on computers or laptops.
  • Understand everything you need to know about statutory payments, holiday schemes and editing payslips.
  • Know how to perform a pay review to determine the impact of changes to employees' pay.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

Payroll involves the setting up and processing of employees’ salaries and plays a vital role in the smooth running of all types of business and organisation.

This recognised course deals with handling the more advanced operations in Sage 50 Payroll, including processing attachments, statutory payments and holiday schemes. As well as applying pay reviews and variance settings, producing historical reports and the basic editing of a payslip using the Sage report designer.

Course Duration

Up to 6 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your sage Payroll Level 3 Certificate on completion of the Sage exam.

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have successfully completed SAGE Payroll Level 1 and 2.


Tutor-marked assignments and optional online Sage exam.

Course content
  • Be able to process statutory payments and calculate employee entitlement.
  • Understand how to allocate and process attachments of earnings.
  • Be able to create holiday schemes and record holidays.
  • Understand how to produce historical reports including payslips.
  • Perform a pay review to determine the impact of changes to employees' pay.
  • Understand when and how to submit the Employer Payment Summary (EPS).
  • Understand how to edit existing payslips to show in a different order and add email settings.
Extra info

Entry Requirements

Students will have needed to have completed both Sage 50 Payroll Level 1 and Level 2 courses before being able to enrol onto this course.


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

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


Students will need to have successfully completed SAGE Payroll Level 1 and 2.

  • 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 critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Examination fee worth £70

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 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.

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