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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.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers 0203 405 4000
More Information

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