KPA Level 3 Certificate in Payroll Processes



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Subject area: Accounting and Finance
Qualification number: 600/3273/X
Units: 3
Guided learning time: 120 hours
Total qualification time: 124 hours

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This qualification has been developed with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and completes the core basic knowledge requirements of the payroll office. It is ideal for those wishing to understand the interaction between payroll and other internal/external bodies, and pay deductions and statutory payments.



  • PAYE, National Insurance, employee tax codes, tax percentages and payment periods
  • Deductions from pay-legal requirements
  • Pay statements
  • Information for starters and leavers

Understanding Entitlements and Statutory Payments

  • Statutory pay, maternity/paternity/adoption payments
  • Reclaiming statutory payments from government; offences and penalties

Essential Additions to Payroll Basics

  • Payroll obligations
  • Current payroll related legislation
  • Calculating and recording a variety of payroll requirements

Assessment method

Written examinations.


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