IAB Award, Level 2 (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5)


100 Hours over 12 Months


01 Aug 2019




  • Business & Management

Why take this course?

Specifically aimed at those who wish to further their studies of computerised payroll and gain a qualification at Level 2 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of some previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Payroll.

The qualification will appeal to those learners who already have some practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject of payroll. Learners will gain knowledge and skills to process the payroll under Real Time Information (RTI) regulations and keep accurate payroll records.

Learners who are considering a career as a self-employed practitioner will find the course invaluable, as will business owners who would like to be actively involved in the gathering and processing of payroll data and keeping of payroll records for their business.

What you will experience

This qualification is made up of the following units:

Principles of Employment legislation and payroll processing (H/617/1434)
  • Understand the principles of legislation relating to the processing of the payroll, the information required to prepare an employee payroll record and the additional elements that constitute gross pay.
  • Understand the principles of Statutory Additions to, and deductions from pay as well as the principles of PAYE and NIC legislation and other statutory obligations when processing the payroll.
  • Understand the principles of repaying Student Loans through the payroll, the procedures to adopt when dealing with a leaver, the requirements for processing and submitting payroll information.
  • Understand the need to complete period end payroll procedures within given timescales.
Computerised Payroll Processing (K/617/1435)

Be able to set up and maintain company, pension and employee records, determine gross pay for different payroll periods. Process payroll accurately for a variety of pay periods using organisational procedures and timescales. Produce statutory and non-statutory reports and be able to back up and restore data when required.