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College Certificate in Computerised Payroll

(SCQF level 6)

Accounting, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

14th Jan 2020, 12 weeks


City Campus


£ 120


Are you a beginner and want to learn the basics? Then the college certificate courses are for you. This short course will introduce you to the theory, principles and practice of keeping computerised payroll records using SAGE payroll software.

You'll learn a range of skills including; how to create and process employee records, payments, and statutory payments, whilst being taught by staff with a wealth of experience in computerised payroll.

Successful students have, in the past, gone on to complete one of our Accounting courses and gained employment as an accountant. Our students have also been recognised by Glasgow's International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in their studies.

Stay up to date with the Payroll industry by visiting the Payroll World blog.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience for this course.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Set up the company and create records for employees.
  • Process records for an employee starting and an employee leaving.
  • Process pay to include the pay elements of basic pay, overtime, commission and bonus.
  • Process statutory payments to include Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) plus at least one from Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP).
  • Produce payslips and a payroll summary.
  • Produce a P45 and P60s.

After the course


With experience and training, you could become an accounting technician and take on more complex work.

Continuing Study

After successful completion of the College Certificate in Computerised Payroll, you can apply for the College Certificate in Book Keeping and then the College Certificate in Computerised Accounting.

You can apply for one of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level 6 or the HNC Accounting after successful completion of the three college certificates.


How the course is taught

This course is delivered in the evening.  You will attend City of Glasgow College one evening per week from 6-9 pm.

Assessment methods

This course will be assessed through an open book assessment towards the end of the 12 weeks.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    14th Jan 2020, 12 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 120