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Skillsfirst Award in Computerised Sage Business Cloud Payroll for Business (Level 1)

An excellent starting point if you are new to payroll. Learn on the most up to date and premium version of Sage Business Cloud payroll software in your own time and at your own speed. You will also learn the underpinning knowledge of payroll processing, for example tax codes and how they work, NI contributions and their calculation.  This knowledge is important so that you know how statutory payroll works within the software. Enhance our employability, progress in your career or learn how to run the payroll system for your own business.


Jointly developed by Sage UK in partnership with Skillsfirst, this RQF Accredited Qualification could help you to become a Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Administrator, Assistant Accountant or in another similar job role.

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What subjects are covered?

You will study three mandatory units organised across a knowledge unit and a skills unit. These two units will give you an excellent start in understanding payroll administration and control.

  • Making gross pay calculations
  • Payroll preparation
  • Computerised payroll administration

You can download the course contents here

What do you get?

  • Access to Sage Business Cloud Payroll software for six months - extensions to the software are available for a small extra fee
  • Enrolment on to the Sage Qualifications e-learning Portal, where you will be able to access all online learning materials with self-test activities, videos and tutorials.
  • Practice simulations if you want to undertake some further exercises.
  • Formative and summative testing that can be done in your own time at your own home.

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?

This course usually requires 60 hours of study. You could do this in 7 weeks if you wanted to study one day per week. 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 must complete three mandatory units and earn nine credits to gain certification. To achieve these credits, you will complete self-assessments and practice tests, followed by final online assessments which can be undertaken in your own home at a time of your choice.

What qualification do you receive?

Upon completion, you will be awarded with a Computerised Payroll for Business Qualification and certification at Level One from Sage UK and Skillsfirst.

What could you do after this course?

After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the Skillsfirst RQF Computerised Payroll for Business Level 2 Qualification.

Type: Accredited Qualifications, Sage Business Cloud Product Training
Course topic: Payroll
Awarding body: Skillsfirst
Category: Universities, FE & Apprenticeships, Schools, Private Providers, Offender Learning, Retail, Military
Level: 1