Professional Diploma in UK Payroll (Introduction)

Critical to every business, get job ready for an in-demand career in Payroll.
No prior experience required to get started.

September 22, 2021

6 hours

Friday & Monday Morn (10am-1pm) or
Friday & Monday Eve (6pm - 9pm)

Delivery mode
Online Live Classroom

€250 (approx. £225)

Industry Focused Professional Diploma Taught Online Live

Gain a Professional Diploma in Payroll delivered online-live by subject matter experts without leaving your home.

Access this industry focused course to gain skills to compete and advance in the modern workplace.

Classes are recorded providing you with the flexibility to learn and revise at your own pace and intensity.

This rigorously practical programme utilises the full industry standard Brightpay payroll package to teach basic payroll processing in an interactive and engaging way.

On successful graduation you will get a diploma certificate issued on a secure portal that you can share with employers and colleagues on LinkedIn.

What will I learn?

The virtual live Professional Diploma in UK Payroll:

  • Covers all the essential rules in the operation of the PAYE system
  • Calculate UK PAYE and NIC (National Insurance Contribution)
  • Gain an understanding of  the Real Time Information System (RTI)
  • Teaches the skills to be able to perform basic payroll functions
  • Learn how to process payroll on the payroll software (Brightpay UK)



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Programme Curriculum

During your first class, you will explore the course content and format, including what you can expect from the programme and how it is assessed. You will also learn essential payroll concepts.

Learn how to prepare basic payroll calculations.

  • Income tax rates and bands 
  • Tax codes and allowances
  • NIC rates
  • Minimum wage
  • Pension deductions

Gain an overview of the operation of the Brightpay software. 

  • Company set up
  • Employer set up 
  • Employee set up  

Learn how to process a weekly/monthly payrun on the payroll system.

  • Basic pay
  • Overtime
  • Bonus
  • Commissions
  • Taxable and non taxable expenses
  • Pensions
  • Voluntary deductions
  • Pre and post tax deductions 
  • Student loan deductions
  • Payslips

Learn the returns required under the RTI system.

  • Submitting payroll reports to the HMRC
  • Full payment submission (FPS)
  • National Insurance Number Verificiation (NVR)
  • Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Starters and leavers
  • How to agree statement of account
  • How to pay PAYE liabilities

During your final class, the subject matter expert will summarise the key topics covered during the programme. The Assessment will be outlined in detail with plenty of opportunity to ask any clarifying questions. 


(approx. £225)

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Who is this course aimed at?

The course is a beginner level introduction to payroll and is ideally suited for those who are new to payroll and require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing.

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Enjoy a personalised and supported virtual classroom learning experience

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Real-time industry respected content curated by experts

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Verified & Shareable Digital Cert featuring the knowledge and skills you gain

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Industry standard software ensuring your learning incorporates the newest features

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Finance options available

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Globally recognised, your qualification travels with you

Questions & Answers?

Payroll is the accurate and efficient running of an organisation’s payroll system. From a startup where only a few staff are being paid to large multinationals across different jurisdictions where entire departments oversee the accurate processing and reporting of employee pay. Running your organisation's payroll system is one of the most fundamental parts of operating a successful business.  

Processing payroll accurately and efficiently is critical to every business and necessitates an understanding of current regulations, detailed tax knowledge to ensure proper withholding and filing, and a highly organised system that can be relied upon to pay each employee the right amount of money. For many organisations, using payroll systems or outsourcing payroll can help to mitigate stress and minimise errors. This rigorously practical programme utilises the full industry standard Brightpay payroll package to teach basic payroll processing in an interactive and engaging way.

Every organisation needs an accurate payroll processor. Payroll is an essential sector that will continue to develop as technology provides ever more sophisticated solutions that require increasingly skilled operatives. Roles in Payroll exist from basic Payroll processing to senior roles with wide multi-jurisdictional responsibility for reporting, compliance and efficiency.

The average salary for a Payroll Administrator is €36,153 per year in Dublin. The average salary for a Payroll Administrator is £32, 541 per year in London. (Source:, February 2021. Senior Payroll Administrator salaries in Dublin/London)

Programme graduates earn a Learnful Professional Diploma Certificate, issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You'll also be able to add the diploma to your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your achievement to your network as well as recruiters and potential employers searching for individuals with your skills and experience.

Learnful provides recordings of each of the classes so you can review them as needed before the next session. Students will continue to have access to all recordings for a minimum of 30 days after course completion so that you can continue to refer to sessions of interest, complete a reflective diary or access materials to help complete assignments.  

Please call us directly on (UK) +44 20 3318 0594 / (IRE) +353 1 211 8686, complete the enquire now form on the programme page or select the Live Chat link. Alternatively you can schedule a 15 minute zoom meeting with a Programme expert.


(approx. £225)

Download Prospectus
or Enrol now with a 10% deposit