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Bookkeeping & Payroll Training Course | Certification London


HMRC has made some very significance changes with payroll sector in recent years. The job of payroll professionals is unlikely to settle down any time soon. With rise of RTI , FPS legislation followed by mandatory pension auto enrollment with minimum contributions from employer has made payroll a bit more technical.

Payroll training focuses on making you a payroll guru. You should not only be able to calculate and carry out payroll processes using software like Sage payroll, Xero payroll, Quickbooks payroll but also be able to calculate complex NI contributions by using your good old calculator and technical knowledge.

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Course Description

The complete course focuses on two important aspects of first level job roles in Accounting:
1. Bookkeeping including VAT Calculations
2. Payroll

Bookkeeping focuses on recording and processing daily financial transactions such as purchases, expenses, sales, and receipts. This is a record-keeping activity that is the basis of all the financial reports that are done in Bookkeeping. It is very important to keep an up to date, accurate and true record of all the transactions which is provided in this training course. The use of different accounting software like Sage, QuickBooks, Xero and excel spreadsheets to record these transactions and get your hands-on practical training in and accounting environment. Having practical experience in the accounting software's and being qualified in these is an important step towards a job placement as a bookkeeper.

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Our Payroll course is ideal for those who are new to it and require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing such as setting up employees, processing payslips, maintaining statutory payments, submission of RTI and calculating deductions from pay using the payroll accounting software like SAGE, XERO, and QuickBooks. You will also be learning rules around Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme. This course provides a good working knowledge of the different bookkeeping and payroll methodologies. Our unique approach of blending the important theoretical concepts and practical skills give you an enormous competitive advantage in your quest for job placement.

Bookkeeping & Payroll | Average Salary £23k to £24k

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Who is it for

The course is suited for aspiring bookkeepers and anyone who wants to start a career in accounting.

  • New entrants into accounting sector
  • Learners pursuing accounting qualification
  • Candidates with overseas experience.

Certification You will Earn


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Course Contents

Bookkeeping and Payroll Training course:

You have option of learning any of the following Accounting Software's:

  • Sage 2017 v24
  • XERO
  • Quickbooks
  • Forbes
  • IRIS
  • Freshbooks
  • Capium
  • VT Software
  • Free Agent


Industries Covered

The training is provided with the relevant industries listed below:

  • Construction
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • IT
  • Solicitor
  • Medical Surgeries
  • Dental Clinics
  • Online Business
  • Architect & More

*Using sage as an example, the course structure is as follows:

(The course structure is same for all the other softwares)

Payroll Training Course :

In the past few years, there has been a lot of changes being done by HMRC in rules around submission and processing payroll. The new rules RTI submissions and Auto enrolment pension scheme have brought the payroll skills into light.

There are two software used for the payroll training at Future Connect training:
1 . Sage Payroll
2 . Bright pay payroll software.

The Trainees are going to cover the following:

Payroll Theory and academic understanding

Our trainees come from different academic backgrounds and it is important to collate all the information into a detailed workshop session to bring all the trainees at one page. The workshop includes an introduction to all the HMRC forms, technical aspects, important dates, tax codes and year-end adjustments. It also includes a reference to HMRC website for more up to date knowledge.

Getting Started with the Setup

The payroll training starts with a complete introduction of various computerised options to assist with the payroll function. The introduction includes setting up employee records, managing the pay elements, deductions, overtime and statutory payment rules. The introduction also includes a detailed look at the P11d forms.

Tailoring the Software to your company specifications

The software are very intelligent and detailed in there functionality. You can tailor them to every detail you want. This is where the Payroll training becomes interesting, you learn how to set up the company pension schemes, statutory payment rules and holiday schemes specific to your company or sector.

Processing Wages and payments

Setting up the employees, processing pay elements, setting up the hourly, weekly or monthly pay rates. Generating the payslips and summary reports.

Dealing with Statutory pay

The course covers the requirements of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP); Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) to ensure you’re working with legislation.

Processing Starters and Leavers

The basics of adding and removing people from the system, looking at the documentation required when people join and leave the business.

Real Time Information (RTI) processes

Understand the commitments of RTI for employee PAYE and ensure you are working to the government guidelines.

Reports & Backups

Pre and Post Update reports and backups.

Voluntary deductions & Student Loans

See how to log these and how to incorporate voluntary deductions and student loan payments into payroll systems.

Payments due to HMRC

This covers a number of different payments a business is required to make to HMRC, looking at the requirements, process and legalities of fulfilling this.

Calculating the Cost of Wages

See how SAGE Payroll can help you calculate the cost of wages through its automated systems.


See how to submit accounting information and make payments online.

Skills You Will Gain

Bookkeeping :

  • Sales Day Book
  • Purchase Day Book
  • Credit Notes
  • Debtor /Creditor Reconciliation
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • VAT Calculation
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • VAT Adjustment

Payroll :

  • Employee Records
  • Payments and Deduction
  • Basic Pension Schemes
  • Pay Elements & Company Reports
  • Statutory Payments
  • Generating Payslips
  • FPS, EPS , RTI Submissions
  • Setting up Starters & Leavers
  • P32 and HMRC Submissions


Total Hours




(9 Hours per week approx)



Career Path

  • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Account Receivable Clerk
  • Account Payable Clerk
  • VAT Administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator

Work Placement Structure

After finishing your certification, you will be given a chance of guaranteed work placement at one of our offices or at our external client’s offices. The duration depends upon the training course you have opted with us.


  • Blended learning approach with revision based clients accessible from home to give you maximum support in learning.
  • Flexible one to one training sessions built around your availability, with option to choose days, timing and sessions.
  • Recruitment company helping you with job hunting after training.
  • Certification from certified Accounting firm.
  • Specialised one to one coaching sessions for CV, Interview preparation and Job hunting tips.
  • Installation of software in your laptops for practice from home.
  • Covering experience requirement for all major accounting bodies.

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