iab level 1

IAB Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Payroll


The qualification aims at building the base for more complex concepts at the later stages. It provides an introduction to bookkeeping and payroll concepts. As IAB is a progressive qualification, Level 1 concepts are later complimented by Level 2 and Level 3

The qualification is made up of:

1 – Online Knowledge Test

2 – Online assignment

Key information:

75 GLH (Guided Learning Hours)

165 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Payroll qualification is aimed at leaners who wish to begin their studies of bookkeeping and payroll with regulated Level 1 certification approved by IAB

What you’ll study

This qualification is made up of the following units:

  • Understanding of basic employment and data protection legislation applicable to payroll processing
  • Understanding the components of Gross pay and payroll processing for periods including leavers, joiners and various forms required for them
  • Understanding the statutory and voluntary deductions to HMRC and their implications.
  • Understand the principles of the PAYE & NIC, and related HMRC Legislations
  • be able to prepare and submit an employee payroll record under HMRC Real Time Information RTI processes.
  • Finalising the payroll based on understanding of various internal and external procedures.
  • Gross pay calculation for different scenarios and periods
  • learn calculation of income tax deduction from Gross Pay to reach net pay
  • Be able to determine the amount of NIC
  • Be able to apply and calculate deduction voluntary
  • Be able to complete leaver forms like P45
  • Be able to produce all the important payroll submission reports
  • Be confident in working on a computerised payroll system like Sage payroll or XERO Payroll
  • Be able to set up company structure using a computerised payroll software and be able to process payroll functions on that
  • Be confident in dealing with gross pay whilst using a computerised payroll system
  • Be able to process the payroll functions and edit information of the individual employees as per the requirement
  • Be able to back up, restore, import of export the payroll data
  • Introduction to the basics of double entry
  • Understanding the VAT and basis of source documents recognise source documents
  • Purpose of the trial balance and control account reconciliations
  • Understand the Use the of accounting journal
  • Understating the double entry bookkeeping system
  • Finally learn the important concept of preparing a trial balance
  • How to reconcile the petty cash balance
  • Lear how to prepare a bank reconciliation statement

iab qualification
Flexible qualifications

The IAB Payroll qualifications can be taken at any time and as we are open 7 days a week, there is a lot of flexibility in taking the qualification. These qualifications are available online.

iab Level 1 course
Dedicated Tutor Support

We care for our trainees and believe they deserve the best support. Our trainers are available all the time to answer questions and make sure you are not alone in this journey.

iab bookkeeping
Student and member support

Through online and telephone access to our staff and dedicated areas on our website offering additional regulatory information and a suite of services and support.

Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business
Grow your business

IAB professional members are listed on our find a bookkeeper service and have access to continued professional development and seminars that support the growth of their businesses.


Practical Accountancy Courses

Bookkeeping & VAT Return Training

Bookkeeping & VAT Return Training Course

Train To Be
  • Sales/Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Accounts Payable / Receivable
  • Bookkeeper

With Average Salary of £18K to £22K

Now Available Online
Bookkeeping and Payroll Training
Bookkeeping and Payroll Training Course
Train To Be
  • Sales/Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator
  • VAT Manager

With Average Salary of £23K to £24K

Now Available Online
Accounts Assistant Training
Accounts Assistant Training Course
Train To Be
  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Assistant
  • Bookkeeper

With Average Salary of £26K to £28K

Now Available Online

Management Accounting Training
Management Accounting Training Course
Train To Be
  • Cost Accountant
  • Finance Controller
  • Finance Assistant

With Average Salary of £32K to £35K

Now Available Online
Final Accounts Training
Final Accounts Training
Train To Be
  • Finance Manager
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accountant

With Average Salary of £38K to £45K

Now Available Online
Customised Accountancy Training
Customised Accountancy Training Courses
Train To Be
  • Finance Controlling
  • Finance Management
  • Bookkeper

With Average Salary of £18K to £38K+

Now Available Online

Chat Now

Book Free Consultation or Call on 0203 790 8674