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ICB Level 3 Payroll Management

The overall aim of this course is to teach you how to apply the basic calculations and preparation of both a weekly and monthly payroll, using both manual and computerised systems.
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The ICB Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management course is designed for people wishing to gain a recognised qualification in Payroll. People who have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification. Wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge. Are already employed in payroll processing roles and wish to ensure that they have both a firm foundation and the knowledge and skills to perform both routine and non-routine tasks.

It could be that you intend to set up your own Payroll business, add the skills to an existing bookkeeping and accountancy practice or simply gain a better understanding of manual and computerised payroll to deal with your own employees Payroll.


The Level 3 Diploma in Payroll management does not require any prior qualification or experience in order to take the exam. We assume you already have ICB membership. If not we can arrange this for you at an extra cost.

About this Course:

This course is based on using both manual and computerised Payroll processes.

The course covers, in detail, understanding the importance of accuracy and security in performing any payroll task including PAYE and National Insurance calculations for employees and directors. Dealing with additional payments and allowances, via the Income tax system, such as Tax Credits, the payment of statutory payments for sickness, maternity leave, adoption pay and paternity pay and student loan repayments. Understand and submit RTI, CIS scheme. You will learn how to apply the necessary calculations and preparation of both a weekly and monthly payroll and submitting payments to HMRC.

The computerised section of this course is based on using Sage 50 Payroll Professional software. The package is suitable for all companies as it is capable of dealing with unlimited employees and directors and for a professional bookkeeper or accountant can be used for multiple clients.
Learning how to use this software eliminates the need for extra training and enables you to easily adapt to other computerised payroll software packages and enhance your position when applying for jobs with the larger companies.

Due to the cost of the fully licensed software being in the region of £250.00 to buy we provide you with 180 days free use of the software for your studies. This is usually more than sufficient but we can extend this time in certain circumstances although a fee may be payable. You will also receive two Sage Business Partner certificates. One for each level of the Sage 50 Payroll Professional courses.

The course fee £430.00 includes:

Workbook containing lessons, examples, tasks and assignments for Manual Payroll.
Model Answers workbook
Fast Track Exercise and Assignment sheets. (Saves up to 20 hours of study time)
2 x workbooks covering Sage 50 Payroll Professional
2 x Sage 50 Payroll Professional completion certificates Beginner and Intermediate
180 days use of Sage 50 Payroll Professional software
Award winning Qualified priority tutor support by e-mail and telephone
Free syllabus updates if required
Free repeat lessons
Registration fee
Free Postage and packaging

Free Sage software consultation and up to 40% discount on your software requirements


50 hours average study time with Fast Track study.


The exam can be taken from home by assignment. Papers are sent out by ICB virtually every Friday of the year. You will normally have between 10 and 14 days to complete the paper and return it to ICB for marking. Results can take up to two weeks.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory of payroll

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and be able to calculate, the various payments that can make up an employee's gross Pay
Show knowledge and understanding of, and be able to calculate through the use of tables the amount of National Insurance Contributions that will be deducted from gross pay
Show knowledge and understanding of the concept of PAYE, together with the use of tax codes to correctly calculate the amount of PAYE to be deducted in a given period
Show knowledge and understanding of other statutory deductions that can be applied to an employee's pay
Benefits in Kind (BIK)
Construction Industry Scheme
Understand and be able to complete the various forms that apply to a business running a payroll system
Demonstrate practical skills in the application of a payroll package

Monthly Instalments
Deposit - £115 followed by 5 monthly payments of £70
Total - £465 - Click here for application form.

Customer Reviews (view all)

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Brian Blacklaw, Rated: 5

ICB Level 3 Payroll Management

Again a very good course, very logical easy to follow. Clear, concise course notes and as always great support from the tutor.

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