Payroll Administrator

Setting up and operating the payroll within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation.

Standard Code


On Programme Delivery

18 months



Gateway Requirements

• Level 2 Maths and English.
• Professional exams or work-based evidence.
• Completed training log.

Pre-Assessment Meeting

• 30 minutes maximum.
• Remote telephone or video conference.
• Explanation of the assessments.

Assessment Methods

Multiple-Choice Test
• 2 hours duration.
• Carried out and invigilated remotely.
• 50 multiple choice questions.

Role Simulation Test
• 3 hours duration.
• Carried out and invigilated remotely.
• Number of scenarios, short calculations, written analysis and outcome communication.

Professional Discussion
• Carried out remotely.
• 60 minutes duration.


• Fail/Pass/Distinction.
• Results released within 5 working days of final assessment result.


• Sent from ESFA directly to employer.
• Certificate received 5 days after final apprentice grade is released.