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Sage 50c Computerised Payroll Course (Level 3)

Level 3 Computerised Payroll moves forward from Level 2. The course still includes the basic tasks of company set up, creation of employee records and calculation of gross pay. However more advanced tasks are undertaken including Salary Sacrifice Schemes, Statutory Adoption, Paternity and Maternity Pay, Payroll Verification and Reconciliation, Advance Pay and Holiday Schemes, Termination of Employment including Redundancy, Advanced Data Security, HMRC submissions, Year End Processing and Business Closure.


This level three course is for students who are already employed in payroll or have similar job roles or run their own business. It is aimed at people who wish to enhance their existing knowledge and skills to perform advanced routine and non-routine tasks using a computerised payroll package.

This course should not be attempted unless you have achieved a qualification at Level Two or have sound knowledge of day to day payroll functions including processing SSP and SMP.

* 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 Computerised section of 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:

  • Enter voluntary and statutory additions and deductions
  • Process the payroll for different periods including the correction of errors
  • Produce reports to enable reconciliation of payments and deductions to external agencies including HMRC and pension providers
  • Operate national insurance for directors
  • Maintain payroll data and system security
  • Operate holiday schemes including advanced pay
  • Process redudancy pay and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Enter attachments of earnings orders
  • Process period and year end information and produce all required reports

You can download the course contents here

What do you get?

  • Access to Sage 50c Payroll software for six months - an extension can be purchased for a small extra cost
  • 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 and can also be accessed via mobile, enabling you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you. You can also purchase a hard copy of the course workbook to keep for future reference.

How long will it take?

The course usually requires eight 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 3 Certificate.

What could you do after this course?

After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the suite of  Computerised Accounting Qualifications or the CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate.

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: 3