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Sage 50c Computerised Payroll Course (Level 1)

This course has been designed for those people who are new to payroll. It covers all the basic functions from setting up the company details, entering employee records and calculating gross pay to processing the first payroll and running all the reports required including payslips and end of period reports for HMRC payments.


Designed for people who are new to payroll, the course covers all of the basic functions, from setting up the company details, to processing payrolls and producing reports.

Sage have developed the course to give you the most up to date skills required by employers, or learn how to run the payroll system for your own business.

* Once you have purchased this course - Please allow up to 24 hours in order to receive your login details. Usually this is much sooner, but there are occasions that the email may take some time to generate.

Please Note the course uses the 2018-2019 Tax year in the examples used as this is the latest version of the training software available for Sage 50c Payroll.

What subjects are covered?

You will learn how to:

  • Set up the company details and create employee records
  • Calculate gross pay and process the payroll run
  • Set up pension schemes, non statutory payments and deductions
  • Learn about SSP
  • Produce payslips and end-of-period payroll reports for HMRC

You can download the course contents here

What do you get?

  • Access to Sage 50c Payroll software for six months - extentions are available for an extra fee
  • Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials, including formative and practice simulations.

What is the study mode?

All course materials and activities are provided online as a self-study course.  The learning portal can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.

How long will it take?

The course usually requires four hours of study per week for a period of six to eight weeks. Initially, you have access to the software and portal for six months, but this can be extended for a small additional cost.

How are you assessed?

You will complete self-assessments and a practice test, followed by a final online assessment.

What qualification do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded with the Sage 50c Payroll Level 1 Certificate.

What could you do after this course?

After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the Computerised Payroll Level 2 Course or complete an RQF Regulated Accredited Qualification. Please ask us for more information.

Sage software is not compatible with Windows XP or Apple Macs - unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 via Apple's Boot Camp utility. There is a link to further technical requirements for this software:

Type: Sage 50c Product Training
Course topic: Payroll
Awarding body: Sage
Category: Universities, FE & Apprenticeships, Private Providers, Offender Learning, Retail, Military
Level: 1