National Payroll Certificates

There are three National Payroll Certificates available through the CIPP and successful completion of all three leads to a level three Certificate in Payroll Processes.

Payroll Technician Certificate

Starting with pay as you earn and national insurance contributions this course will equip you with the skills necessary for the preparation of manual payments and correction of errors.

Certificate in Pensions Administration

Aimed at both the public and the private sectors, this is an excellent entry level qualification for anyone looking to start a future, or back up their knowledge, in the pensions industry.

Certificate in Payroll Practice

This course gives students an understanding of the basics of payroll calculations and reporting such as calculating tax and NI or processing deductions from pay.

Certificate in Managing Global Payroll

This certificate recognises the differences between an international and global payroll manager and will address the key areas in running an effective payroll function.

Professional Development Award in Team Management

The Professional Development Award in Team Management is designed for individuals who are looking to move, or have recently moved into, a team leader or management position.

Foundation Degree in Payroll Management

The CIPP’s Foundation Degree in Payroll Management will engage students in a work based learning experience to gain knowledge, understanding and confidence in their role.

Foundation Degree in Pensions Administration and Management

The CIPP’s Foundation Degree in Pensions Administration and Management engages students in work based learning to gain knowledge, understanding and confidence.

BA (Hons) in Applied Business and Management

This qualification is aimed at professionals who are in, or aspire to be in, a managerial position within their organisation and are responsible for strategic decisions and change.

MSc in Business and Reward Management

Available to payroll, pensions and reward professionals who wish to further enhance their skills and knowledge in relation to work based business and management.

In-house learning

If enrolling five more more learners, the CIPP can deliver our qualifications and training course at your place of business; offering you convenience and flexibility.

Help and guidance

Help guidance and advice for both individual, and employers supporting learners through their studies


Also of interest

Payroll training course listing

Take a look at the payroll, pensions and reward training courses available from the CIPP and how they can help you.


Available to learners aged 16+, CIPP apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn while you learn while allowing organisations to grow their own talented workforce.


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