IAB Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business 603/3022/3

The Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business qualification aims to provide learners with a comprehensive range of knowledge and the practical skills that they will be able to use as a payroll processor for a variety of businesses.

Total qualification time – 100

Guided learning hours – 50

The Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business qualification is specifically aimed at learners who wish to gain an introduction to the study of payroll and gain a qualification at Level 1 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having worked in a payroll environment with no accredited payroll qualifications.

  • Principles of Payroll Preparation
  • Fundamentals of Payroll Processing
  • Computerised Payroll Processing

 The IAB Level 1 Payroll RQF – 2020/21 Tax Year – Study Text can be found here Study Books Archives – IAB | International Association of Bookkeepers

Students studying or wanting to study through a training provider, (classroom based or distance learning) should contact potential training providers to get an idea of the total cost for the qualification. As the majority of the training providers will include the IAB registration fees into their own fee.

For self-study students, (those studying without a training provider) The fee would be £110

This fee covers the following:

  • Registration onto the qualification
  • All IAB assessment fees (excluding re-sits)
  • Certification upon successful completion of all assessments

This qualification is assessed entirely online. 

This qualification is made up of:

1 – Online Knowledge Test

Online Knowledge tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions. They are assessed via IABOnline and are open book. This might be taken in class or at home

2 – Online Assignments

Online Assignments are also assessed via IABOnline and are also open book. These are taken in class or at home and are short case study type questions with several tasks for each case study

Sample assessments (known as pilots) for the online knowledge test and assignments are available to learners via the IABonline portal

Click here to register for Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business as a self study student.

Holders of the Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business qualification may progress to another qualification at:
  • Level 1 carrying with them credits for units achieved to expand their knowledge and skills in the subject area
  • a higher level, thereby developing their knowledge and skills in the subject area