Sage 50 Payroll Complete

Course code: SAGE406
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Gain the recognised Sage qualifications in payroll – payroll is the recording and processing of employees' salaries and plays a vital role in businesses and organisations.

  • Sage 50 Workbook software, allowing you to put everything you learn into practise.
  • 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 computers or laptops.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

Fully accredited by Sage, these courses provide international recognition of your accounts training, allowing you to demonstrate a high level of knowledge on your CV to future employers.

Course Duration

Up to 18 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 240 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Sage Payroll Complete Certificate on completion of the Sage exams.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content

SAGE 50 Payroll Level 1

  • 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.

Sage 50 Payroll Level 2

  • Be able to run a basic weekly/monthly payroll run including emailing payslips to your employees.
  • Be able to submit/perform RTI routines, including submitting the Full Payment Submission (FPS), and National Insurance Number Verification (NVR).
  • Understand how to make changes using the rollback function.
  • Complete period end routines, which includes producing and analysing the P32.
  • Process electronic payments to your employees and HMRC and submit electronic documents directly from Sage 50 Payroll.
  • Process the nominal link postings to your accounts soft.
  • Be able to set up and process automatic enrolment pensions, with and without the pensions module.

SAGE 50 Payroll Level 3

  • 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


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

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have 18 months (6 months for each Sage 50 Level) to complete this course, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 6 months tutor support for each Sage 50 Level, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

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 three online exams. Upon successful completion of this, you will gain the Sage Payroll Complete certificate.
Alternatively, if you wish to study this course without official assessment, we can provide you with a certificate of completion.


It is advised that you have some basic knowledge of Payroll.

You may start at any time and have 18 months (6 months for each Sage 50 Level) to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

  • 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
  • Ballpoint pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner and notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • 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.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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