IAB Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business (Level 3 National Diploma, Level 3 Extended Certificate, Level 3 Diploma, Professional Qualification)

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Level 3 National Diploma, Level 3 Extended Certificate, Level 3 Diploma, Professional Qualification

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About IAB Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business at AVADO Learning

IAB Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business

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Qualification IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Payroll for Business,

IAB Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Payroll for Business

Levels 1, 2 & 3 – comparable to studying at GCSE and A-Level

Awarded by The International Association of Book-keepers (IAB)

Course type Online

Duration Flexible - 18 months’ typical completion time, based on 5 hours per week

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What the course is about

Payroll is a vital role within any organisation. A career in payroll means specialising in a niche field with excellent progression opportunities.

This combined Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Computerised Payroll for Business course will take you from beginner to advanced level in just 18 months, teaching you how to prepare the payroll, compose an employee payroll record, make Gross Pay calculations, deduct statutory and non statutory payments, adjust for pay in lieu and create employee records from Human Resources information.


Course syllabus:

  • Computerised Payroll Administration
  • Making Gross Pay Calculations
  • Payroll Preparation
  • Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll
  • Composition of an employee payroll record
  • Elements of gross pay
  • Statutory and non-statutory payments and additions
  • Termination of employment
  • Computerised payroll theory
  • Calculate gross pay
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Computerised payroll skills
  • Employment legislation for payroll
  • Statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data
  • PAYE, Income tax and National Insurance Contributions
  • Theory of termination of employment
  • Determining Gross Pay
  • Computerised Payroll administration.



Students are continually assessed throughout the course. There are no exams with these courses. 


What is included:

  • Printed course materials
  • Sage 50 Payroll software*
  • One-to-one tutorial support
  • Regular live online classes
  • 24-hour access to the Virtual Learning Campus
  • Personalised individual study plan
  • Practice tests, class recordings and student forums
  • Exams and booking service
  • Specialist Career Management service
  • Student membership with the IAB.

*Available for the duration of your course


Student quote

“I have been working in bookkeeping for several years but decided I wanted to gain a professional qualification that would allow me to branch out into payroll. Now I manage the payroll for an international company with over 700 employees.” – Hannah Davidson


Why study with Home Learning College

  • Qualifications accredited by the leading industry professional bodies
  • Flexible online courses so there is no need to attend in person
  • 96% pass rates: significantly higher than the national average
  • Expert tutorial support from tutors experienced in the industry
  • One of the most successful online education platforms in the UK
  • All inclusive course package
  • Flexible payment options
  • Professional advice upon enrolment.


Financial options

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation. You can split the cost of your course over 12 or 18 monthly payments, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

To discuss a payment plan suited to your needs, talk to a Home Learning College Course Advisor on 0800 912 2931.


Class size Assigned tutor who supports you one-to-one via phone and email


How to apply

Talk to a Course Advisor directly: Home Learning College Course Advisors know the Payroll industry inside-out and will be able to offer professional advice on a career in the field, as well as answer any questions you may have about the course.

Call today for an initial chat on 0800 912 2931 (Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm).


Who is it for?

Those who have little or no experience in payroll and wish to become a master of the profession and equipped for a Managerial role within a period of 18 months.


Course outcomes and career progression

Professional qualifications give you the tools, and confidence, to establish a really strong career in the field of your choice and significantly increase your earnings.

Upon completion of the course you will be fully qualified in all areas of payroll, equipped for a management level role in an organisation or Payroll Bureau, earning a typical salary range of £23,000 - £42,000.

As IAB qualifications are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), completing the IAB course pathway means you will hold a nationally recognised Accredited QCF qualification in computerised payroll.


About the IAB

The International Association for Book-keepers (IAB) is a professional awarding body for members who provide Computerised Payroll and accounting services to firms and businesses, both in the UK and internationally. The IAB aims to meet an extensive range of financial skills for small and medium businesses, qualifying individuals in the provision of these services.


Application Process

Click here for further details:http://www.homelearningcollege.com/Courses/Bookkeeping/IAB-Levels-1-2-3-Computerised-payroll/?cp=METMET0003

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. If English is not your first language, an IELTS 5.5 is required.

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