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Business and Management

SAGE Payroll Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Starting now, classes run on a Tuesday 1.30pm-4.30pm This is a 12 month course.

Entry requirements


  • Comprehensive work based experience

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll for Business. (Skillsfirst)

Course overview

This Level 2 qualification provides an introduction to computerised payroll, record keeping and processing.

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Course content

The units you will study are:

  • Termination of employment
  • Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll
  • Calculating gross pay
  • Elements of gross pay
  • Computerised payroll theory
  • Statutory and non-statutory payments and additions
  • Composition of an employee payroll record
  • Computerised payroll skills
  • Spreadsheet software

You will create a portfolio of evidence and a skills test.

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Upon completion you could progress onto another Accountancy course that we offer. Visit the Business and Management department page for further details.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £362. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

SAGE Payroll Level 2 Part-time

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