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Sage 50 Payroll Certification

Sage 50 Payroll Certification is the only accredited performance-based certification program approved by Sage. This certification involves passing an online exam, which takes about an hour and can be taken whenever suits you. There are three levels of certification – read more below to find out which one is best for you.

What do I learn?

This test includes drag and drop scenarios, multiple choice questions and simulations on using Sage 50 Payroll. We'll email you full details of how to prepare for, access and complete your online exam and become Sage certified.

After you pass the exam you'll receive a Sage 50 Payroll Certificate as proof of your Sage 50 Payroll skills, helping boost your CV and setting you apart in today's competitive job market.

As an employee:

  • Official proof that you are a competent Sage user
  • Learn skills that will help you to be more productive in the workplace
  • Sage Certification is a valuable qualification to add to your CV

As an employer:

  • Increase your employees' competency, efficiency and productivity
  • By providing great training, you will increase employee morale
  • Simplify your employee selection and hiring process - Sage Certification marks an individual out as a competent Sage user
  • Encourage a culture of professional development and excellence amongst your workforce

View Technical Requirements

Level 1
  • Navigate confidently in Sage 50 Payroll
  • Check the legislation settings in your software
  • Configure your software to suit your company requirements
  • Set-up and amend:
    • Employee Records
    • Payments and Deductions
    • Basic Pension Schemes
    • Users and Access Rights
  • Understand reports in the system that aid in the completion of tasks such as Pay Elements Reports and Company Detail reports
Level 2
  • Run a basic weekly or monthly payroll
  • Email appropriate payslips to employees
  • Perform and submit RTI routines including:
    • Full Payment Submission (FPS)
    • National Insurance Number Verification (NVR)
    • Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Correct errors during processing using the Rollback and Restore functions
  • Set up new starters and process leavers
  • Complete Period End Routines including producing the P32
  • Process electronic payments to employees and HMRC directly from Sage Payroll
Level 3
  • Process statutory payments including:
    • Statutory Sick Pay
    • Maternity Pay
    • Paternity Pay
  • Allocate and process Attachment of Earnings
  • Create and administrate Holiday schemes and employee absence
  • Produce historical reports including payslips
  • Amend payslips and create basic reports in the Report Designer tool