Computerised Payroll – BrightPay 2023-24

Course DurationDuration: 20-30 Hours

Course LevelLevel: 3

Number of ExamsCPD Points: 60


This unit has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

Are you looking for a career in Payroll?
Are you already working in Payroll and would like the recognition that comes from gaining an up-to-date qualification?
Are you a practising bookkeeper or accountant who recognises the benefit in offering this additional service to your clients?
Our Computerised Payroll course could be the perfect option.

Accredited by the CPD Certification Service, this course carries 60 CPD points.

Once complete, you will receive the appropriate certification from the CPD Certification Service.

You will receive comprehensive study material containing lessons, examples and tasks. You also get access to our e-learning platform which contains your assessments.

Looking for a fully accredited, tutor-led qualification?
Click here to see details of our Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management

You need to have basic numerical skills and a good understanding of the English language.


BrightPay for Windows

  • Windows 11 or Windows 10
  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • 1 Ghz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1+ GB recommended)

Most PCs have the .NET Framework version 4.8 already installed. For those which don’t, the BrightPay setup program will automatically attempt to download and install it. To install BrightPay on a PC with no internet connection, you may need to download and install the .NET Framework manually.

BrightPay for Mac

macOS (previously OS X) 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher (see compatible Macs here).

If you have any questions please contact us.

Computerised Payroll – BrightPay 2023-24

After completing Chapter 1 you will:

  • Be able to install the BrightPay® software
  • Be able to set up a company
  • Be able to set up an employer
  • Understand how to Back Up and Restore data

After completing Chapter 2 you will:

  • Be able to add a new monthly employee
  • Be able to add a new Weekly Employee
  • Be able to add a new director

After completing Chapter 3 you will:

  • Be able to set up payment schedules
  • Be able to set up and apply pension schemes
  • Be able to process Weekly Payroll
  • Be able to produce payslips
  • Understand the reporting functions in BrightPay®

After completing Chapter 4 you will:

  • Understand how to report to HMRC under RTI

After completing Chapter 5 you will:

  • Be able to report sickness

After completing Chapter 6 you will:

  • Understand Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Be able to calculate Statutory Maternity Pay

After completing Chapter 7 you will:

  • Be able to process a leaver
  • Be able to print a P45

After completing Chapter 8 you will:

  • Be able to process a starter
  • Understand pay additions and deductions
    • Student Loan Deductions
    • Overtime Payments
    • Advance Payments – Holiday Pay

After completing Chapter 9 you will:

  • Understand period end
  • Produce P32 Report
  • Produce P30 Report

After completing Chapter 10 you will:

  • Enter Student Loan Repayments

After completing Chapter 11 you will:

  • Understand Payroll Giving
  • Be able to enter Payroll Giving Deductions

After completing Chapter 12 you will:

  • Under Statutory Sick Pay
    • Period of Incapacity for Work
    • Waiting Days
    • Qualifying Days
    • Average Weekly Earnings (AWE)
  • Entering Statutory Sick Pay in Brightpay®

After completing Chapter 13 you will:

  • Understand a change in Tax Codes
  • Understand Scottish Tax Codes
  • Understand how to make an EPS Submission

After completing Chapter 14 you will:

  • Understand Attachment of Earnings Orders
    • Council Tax Attachment of Earnings Orders
  • Be able to attach an order to an employee in Brightpay®
  • Be able set up an Attachment of Earnings Order Brightpay®

After completing Chapter 15 you will:

  • Understand Shared Parental Leave
  • Be able to enter Statutory Shared Parental Leave
  • Understand Parental Bereavement Pay
  • Be able to calculate Parental Bereavement Pay in Brightpay®

After completing Chapter 16 you will:

  • Will be able process a final payment upon the death of an employee

After completing Chapter 17 you will:

  • Be able to process miscellaneous Payroll Changes
    • Bonus Additions
    • Changes to status in Directorship
    • Net to Gross Payments
    • Statutory Shared Parental Leave and Parental Leave
    • Statutory Maternity Leave
    • Benefits in Kind
    • Statutory Parental Leave and Pay (Adoption)
    • Maternity Leave (Unpaid)
    • Maternity Leave ‘Keeping in Touch’ (KIT) Days
    • Loan Repaid through Payroll
    • Holiday leave not taken at the end of the year

Additional Information:

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Approximately 20 to 30 hours of active study time with our time-saving utilities.


  • Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples and tasks
  • Online assessments marked by your dedicated tutor
  • Up to 3 months Award Winning Qualified 1-to-1 tutor support by e-mail and telephone
  • Unlimited access to BrightPay software

No exams are required.