IAB Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business 603/3407/1

The Level 3 Certificate 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 senior payroll processor or payroll administrator for a variety of businesses.

Total qualification time – 125

Guided learning hours – 55

The Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business qualification is specifically aimed at learners who wish to further their studies of payroll and gain a qualification at Level 3 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 2 Award in Payroll for Business. It would be hoped, however, that the learners would have some background knowledge of payroll before commencing this qualification.

  • Principles of Payroll Administration
  • Computerised Payroll Administration

The IAB Level 3 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 £140

This fee covers the following:

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

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

1 – Online Examination

Online Examinations these are assessed via IABOnline and are taken under examination conditions. They are also made up of a series of independent questions (learners do not have to refer to data and tasks in previous questions when working through the paper). Although each question is independent some questions may have more than one.

Examinations can be taken in any month and on any day (subject to the examination centre). This means that you can move up through the levels quickly as well.

Examinations require a minimum of 5 weeks notice in the UK and 8 weeks for those outside of the UK, before the examination date. This allows us enough time to process the registrations and get the examination papers dispatched

Click here to register for Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business as a self study student. Note: This qualification has an exam that needs to sat under controlled conditions at an IAB approved centre. You can find a centre here

Holders of the Level 3 Certificate in Payroll for Business qualification may progress to another qualification at:
  • Level 3 carrying with them credits for units achieved to expand their knowledge and skills in the subject area
  • in specialised payroll qualifications offered by Chartered Institute for Payroll Professionals and other payroll, taxation and pension bodies.