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Have you got your own business and want to record your employee and financial data using Sage 50 Payroll? Or maybe you want a career in human resources (HR) or finance and need to develop the right skills for the job? If so, then our Sage 50 Payroll Stage 1 – Setting up your payroll course could be for you. Payroll processing is one of the most important aspects of any business, big or small, which is why software like Sage 50 Payroll has been created to make it easier. But how do you use such software? Sage 50 Payroll Stage 1 is here to show you how. It guides you through the essential features of Sage 50 Payroll, teaching you everything you need to know to take control of your payroll. 

Who is this course for?

Sage 50 Payroll Stage 1 is the perfect online course for anyone new to payroll and the Sage 50 Payroll software. It is also suitable for people that understand the payroll process but are not familiar with the Sage 50 Payroll software. 

What will you get from this course?

You will be armed with the foundational knowledge and skills to manage your business’ finances and employees using Sage 50 Payroll. Sage 50 Payroll Stage 1 will also prepare you to take your study further with our Sage 50 Payroll Stage 2 – Processing Payroll course, for example, which allows you to learn more about what Sage 50 Payroll can do for you and your finances. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Confidently navigate the Sage 50 Payroll software 
  • Secure your data with a program password and restricted access 
  • Understand main pay elements, such as deductions and net payments 
  • Create employee records and edit and import employee data 
  • Set up pension schemes for individuals and groups of employees
  • Configure nominal link settings 
  • Grasp the basics of batch entry of year to date values 
Course features 
  • Simulations for a realistic learning experience 
  • Audio-delivered content with graphics and on-screen text, summarising key points 
  • Printable content for future reference 
  • Quizzes throughout to test your knowledge


  • Introduction and navigation: the working environment, getting started and getting help, accessing Sage services and using the Calendar
  • Legislation and company settings: checking legislation, company settings and reporting on them, e-Submissions and using the IR secure mailbox
  • Access rights and password protection: data and program security, creating new users and program passwords 
  • Pay elements: factored pay elements, deductions, loans, net payments and salary sacrifice deductions 
  • Setting up employee records: The Employee Wizard, navigating the employee record, copying employees, importing employee records, adding and editing pay elements, global changes to pay elements and criteria 
  • Setting up pension schemes: creating a new pension scheme and assigning a pension to an individual/group
  • Nominal link setup: configuring nominal link settings, payments overrides and departmental overrides 
  • Entering year to date values: introduction and batch entry via YTD values 


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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