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Business - Apprenticeship in Payroll level 2 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

You will be employed in a relevant job role,
focusing on payroll or administration. You
will earn a wage whilst gaining skills and
qualifications employers need and value. This
Apprenticeship could help find you sustained
employment working in an accounts or payroll
department, helping a business or organisation
manage their money properly.
Running a business involves a lot of financial
activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and
Having a business brain, as well as a way with
numbers, is a good start if you want to work in

Course content

You must have an employer who will support
you through your Apprenticeship and allow you
time off to attend college. Many people find
their own job or are already employed but if
not, dedicated college staff can help you to find
Job titles could include:
• Payroll Assistant;
• Payroll Clerk;
• Payroll Administrator;
• Trainee Payroll Administrator.
The Apprenticeship will include:
• Diploma in Payroll Level 2
• English - level 1, unless GCSEs achieved
• Maths - level 1, unless GCSEs achieved
• ICT – level 1, unless GCSEs achieved
• Employee rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

• An initial assessment indicating that you are
working at level 1 and you are able to
achieve level 1 English and maths within one
• You should demonstrate an interest or
knowledge of working in the vocational area;
• attention to detail;
• appreciation of the importance of
confidentiality in relation to payroll work;
• self motivated;
• willingness to learn and apply that learning in
the workplace;
• commitment to studying and personal
• willingness to communicate effectively with
a range of people both written and verbal
• being numerate and literate;
• enjoyment of problem solving and analysis.


You will assessed by online computerised tests,
two assignments and an exam.

Future opportunities

What’s next?
Following successful completion of your Level 2
Apprenticeship, you can continue further study
and move to the Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in
Alternatively you can enrol on a full time
business programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 12-18 months


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