Combined Training Course

IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Payroll and Computerised Bookkeeping

This training course is designed to appeal to those individuals who are new to setting up their own business, or need to move their existing business on, and wish to utilise computerised software to prepare their accounts and payroll data. It will cover all of the statutory requirements in accountancy standards and payroll legislation. It will also offer certification in two separate courses over a shorter period for those who are already working in a payroll and accounting environment but have not, as yet, gained a recognised qualification.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements; however, it is important that you have good basic skills in numeracy and literacy which will be assessed during the enrolment process..

Length of course                     16 weeks (including exam)

Study options                          Morning, afternoon or evening sessions

Duration of session                 3 hours

Cost of course                         £630

Cost includes: IAB registration and exam fee, all study resources, computer software and qualification certificates.

Assessment method: Computerised accounts assignment, knowledge tests, Computerised Payroll examination.


Do you have an existing business and need to ensure you have a good knowledge of maintaining accountancy and payroll records?

Are you currently employed in an accounts and payroll position and require a basic qualification to support your work experience?

Are you returning to work in an accounting and payroll environment and need to refresh your computer skills and understanding Level 1?

Would you like to change your existing work role to encompass computerised accounts and payroll at Level 1?

Are you able to attend every session of a 20 week training course?

Are you comfortable using a computer?

Are you punctual?

Do you feel comfortable working with numbers?

Are you able to travel to the  training course premises without any difficulties?­

Is this the right training course for you?

Main course content (Section 1 Introduction to Bookkeeping):

  • Accounting terminology
  • Basic principles of double entry
  • Sole Trader business format
  • Use of account codes
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Trial Balance
  • Sources documents
  • Basic rules and regulation on VAT

Main course content (Section 2 Computerised Accounts)

  • Enter data into accounting package
  • Customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Customer and supplier payments
  • Correct errors
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Produce documents
  • Maintain petty cash
  • Produce reports
  • Data storage and security

Main course content (Section 3 Payroll Input)

  • Set up computerised payroll
  • Set up employee records
  • Enter gross pay elements
  • Process the payroll
  • Back up amd restore data
  • Understand and apply statutory requirements