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Payroll Administrator

Making sure employees are paid the right amount on the right date

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • checking how many hours employees have worked
  • how to calculate pay
  • working out tax and national insurance payments
  • paying wages
  • processing holiday, sick and maternity pay, and expenses
  • understanding and issuing tax forms

Before taking their end-point assessment:

  • apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for student membership of the Global Payroll Association and Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.