The convenient way to become payroll certified

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Study a payroll course online

Payroll is a vital component within all types of businesses and organisations.

This industry provides great opportunity for bookkeepers and payroll managers, including career progression and salary growth.


3 reasons to start studying payroll

1. You can benefit from rapid business growth
The growth in private and new businesses without payroll specialists means more opportunities

2. Develop your skill set and business potential
Those with both bookkeeping and payroll experience and qualifications are more valuable to employers and businesses

3.Increase your salary and client base
Having recognised qualifications and experience in payroll will make your services more desired and allow you to benefit from and increase salary.

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    Official accredited qualifications

    We have payroll courses from some of the top payroll and bookkeeping awarding organisations including ICB (Institute of Bookkeepers) and Sage, one of the most popular payroll and accounting softwares in the industry.

    ICB accredited courses

    With over 173,000 students and members and with HRH Prince Michael of Kent as a patron, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers are the recognised professional standard. It is a powerful qualification for your CV and can help you get your dream job.

    Sage accredited courses

    SAGE is one of the most used and popular softwares in the payroll and accounts industry and is also HMRC recognised (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)

    Being popular among small, medium and large businesses alike, Sage knowledge and experience is highly sought after and a powerful skill to have on your CV. The software can be used to save time on simple financial tasks, as well as IT operations.

    Study from home, at your own pace

    If you struggle to study full time or have other life commitments to work and study around, distance learning is the ideal solution.

    You’ll study whenever you want, at your own pace. There are no strict deadlines (you’ll have up to a year and most of our courses require 80 hours of study- that’s around 1 hour and a half a week).

    Award-winning tutor support

    Our courses are studied entirely from home- but you still enjoy help at every step of the way from your dedicated expert tutor who can be contacted via our award-winning e-learning site.

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    Paving your way to better employment

    Whether you’re setting out on a brand new career path, aiming higher in your job or just getting started in employment, Open Study College are here to improve your career prospects.

    When you enrol, get in touch with our learner services and request your free Employability Guide. Our expert guide will help you understand the qualities and skills employers are looking for. It will also enable you to demonstrate your skills, so you stand out from other candidates.

    Once you have passed your course, you can take advantage of our free CV rewriting service. We will use our expertise to improve your chances of finding a job with a noticeable CV!

    At Open Study College, we help shape your future.

    To request your free copy of our Employability Guide and CV writing service email or call 03300 563100 and our friendly team will send you a link to access the guide.