Lead Training Services

Certificate in Payroll and Employment Administration

MQF/EQF Level 5 CPD Award
Starting: 5th September 2024

The Certificate in Payroll and Employment Administration is designed to assist participants in gaining essential payroll and HR administration knowledge for kick starting their career in HR administration. It is also a useful course for existing payroll professionals to expand and update their knowledge in the subject matter.

Please note:

Registrations are now open. Enrol today!

Accreditation and MQF level

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. A CPD Award accredited with 4 ECTS credits (MQF/EQF Level 5) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in Payroll and Employment Administration will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

Target Audience

The Certificate in Payroll and Employment Administration is designed to assist participants in gaining essential payroll knowledge for kick starting their career in payroll. It is also a useful course for existing payroll professionals to expand and update their knowledge in the subject matter.

  • HR Administrators
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Clerks
  • Managers
  • HR Personnel

Entry requirements

  • 2 A Levels or equivalent MQF Level 4 qualifications OR minimum of 2 years working within business administration.
  • This course welcomes individuals from the legal age of 18 onwards.

Duration and Mode of Attendance

This part-time course is made up of 10 evening sessions which are spread over a period of 10 weeks as live online webinars.

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.

Short 10 minute breaks will be given during the webinar.

How You’ll Learn

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform, through which students can follow the trainer presenting live, whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.

Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.

The course will also make use of:

  • Online Presentations
  • Video Lecturing;
  • Q&A via online course forum;
  • Online Q&A with Educator (Trainer).

The above are considered to be contact hours as all of the above will be under control of the instructor.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, students will be presented with the assignment questions, where students have four or five questions and need to choose three. The total word count for the total assignment is 3,000 words. Students need to submit the assignment as per the submission date on the assignment questions document provided.

Grading: The assignment questions will be corrected and students must achieve a pass mark of at least 50 marks, in order to be given a certification.

Language of Course Instruction & Course Materials

The course materials and the live webinars are in English.

Maximum Number of Participants

Places for this course are limited to 25 delegates on first come first serve basis.

Course Dates


Modules Dates Time
Module 1 – Introduction to Payroll and Employment Administration 05/09, 12/09 17:30 – 20:30
Module 2 – Payroll Related Tax & NI Contribution Matters 19/09, 26/09, 03/10 17:30 – 20:30
Module 3 – Payroll Accounting and Control 10/10, 17/10 17:30 – 20:30
Module 4 – Essentials of Employment Law 24/10, 31/10 17:30 – 20:30

Please note that as per terms and conditions, LEAD Training Services reserves the right to alter course dates, times and venue in exceptional circumstances beyond its control.

Total Hours of Learning

This is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies. Below is a suggested guideline of the number of hours each student should dedicate to self-studying and preparing for the final written assignment.

Total Course Contact Hours
(Live Online Webinars)
Total Course Suggested Self-Study Hours
(reading for interest & further knowledge)
Total Course Supervised Placement and Practice Hours
(Work placement supervision)
Total Course Suggested Assessment Hours
(Take home assignment)

Course Outline



  • This course was helpful to learn and understand more of a administrative things in Payroll. I was happy with the teachers, they explained very well each point. I would recommend this course for beginners.
    M. Babic, June 2024
  • I’m glad that I chose Lead Training Services for my course. They are so professional in their work. The fact that the lessons are held online makes it even easier nowadays, well explained lessons with good resources online as well, of which you can revise anytime you want. Keep up the good work.
    M. Montebello, April 2023
  • This course is highly recommended as it gives a full overview of laws and procedures related to payroll and employment administration and hence whether one is a beginner or even if someone already has experience it helps to enhance the skills in the area and be in line with current market changes and updates in laws and regulations. Lectures were all punctual and very informative and full support was given from all Lead Training Services team. Thank you!
    M. Debattista, April 2023
  • Lead offers very professional training courses. Communication and organisation is top notch. I attended this course to further my knowledge about the subject and gained information together with new tools, which I am already applying on the job. Lecturers were highly skilled and provided detailed and very useful resources.
    K. Avellino, January 2023
  • I will surely opt to do another course with Lead as they are professional and very helpful.
    R. Gatt, June 2022
  • Whether you already work in the field, want to brush-up and keep up with the latest developments, or want to acquire knowledge to move into the field, this course will meet your needs. The tutors are very knowledgeable. The syllabus covers a wide range of topics which allow you to obtain an in-depth foundation to this field. I highly recommend it.
    L. Mifsud, March 2022
  • I am so happy that I have attended your course, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all successful candidates and to send my gratitude to all lecturers. Thanks for good teaching and for your professionalism in explaining all, I am looking forward to continue my education on level 7. Wish you all good health and to continue with great courses.
    T. Brzakovic, October 2021
  • Really enjoyed attending this course. Very informative and excellent tutors. Thank you!
    M. Cassar, October 2021
  • Having the possibility to attend online made the course more flexible and achievable. The course content addressed practical situations especially when it addressed real scenarios and the tutor went that extra mile to link the material to be covered with examples.
    A.P. Muscat, October 2021
  • The course was organized very well and the lectures were presented in an excellent way. The lecturers were very prepared and used practical examples to illustrate the theoretical parts. The course definitely exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.
    M. Cauchi, June 2021
  • I had decided to further my knowledge in Payroll and Administration of Employment, and I can honestly say I could have note chosen a better training academy. I am very satisfied and will for sure be back for further courses in the future! Highly recommended.
    Y. Crane, June 2021
  • This course helps us first of all to know our rights, so it should not be followed only by those who work in payroll or HR. Thank you LEAD for the opportunity to meet and learn from these super professional tutors!
    M. Alexandru, February 2021
  • Very pleased with the courses offered. Online lessons were done professionally.
    J. Micallef, February 2021
  • Very satisfied with this course, the lecturers are truly professional and dedicated. Many resources were available online and lectures were very informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone pursuing a career in Payroll/HR sector.
    J. Muscat, October 2020
  • It was a challenge to hold and follow such a course online however, everything went smoothly. The lecturers are very helpful, material provided is excellent and always updated and possibly, the most relevant course to the area. I would definitely suggest to anyone interested!
    Y. Montfort, October 2020
  • I had a great time in the course. Good quality of performing from the side of professors. In every module, I learned a lot from each professor, they are experts. Very professional.
    Also, Nevise is professional, she was always there to answer all my questions, to give support and to send an on-time reminder for our sessions.
    N. Petrovic, October 2020
  • My journey at Lead went by alongside my course at university, I thought I would never be able to juggle both. The tutors were all very knowledgeable about the subjects they taught. I am very interested in taking up other courses at lead to enhance my knowledge in the my field of study. I would not have obtained the grade I did without the help of the tutors, their guidance and weekly lectures that started face-to-face and moved online due to covid.
    J. Tonna, September 2020
  • Very happy with course. Professors are great, trying to explain and cover as much as possible. Will take some more courses for sure!
    J. Trajkovic, February 2020
  • Tutors were very knowledgeable about the subjects being catered for. Material was covered thoroughly and any queries from the students were discussed & dealt with to satisfaction.
    N. Micallef, July 2019
  • Lead Training has amazing courses! The lecturers are really helpful. I truly had fun attending to the course of Payroll and Administration. It was very informative and I learned a lot thanks to them. The notes were excellent. I truly found Lead Training a fruitful experience. Well done to everyone and keep it up!
    C. Maria Grech, July 2019
  • This course was very informative & interesting. Tutors were all very helpful & catered for all our individual questions. Venue is central and easy to access. Will definitely consider to do another course with LEAD. Thank you.
    G. Bondin, March 2019
  • I attended this course to give me a solid basic knowledge on payroll and to be a recognised as a Payroll Officer, since I have been working in this field for a few years and this course was the perfect option. The course gives you a very good understanding and knowledge on all features relating to payroll, employment, and its administration. The venue and the time of the course were advantageous for persons with a full time job like myself. Lecturers were very helpful and answered to all our questions even when asked on topics not directly related to the topic of the lessons being delivered. Big thanks and well done.
    G. Stellini, March 2019
  • Thanks for providing me this course. I really enjoyed the lessons and appreciated all of the teachers who spent time to teach and explained to us. Powerful certificate with absolutely useful knowledge for better career. I will recommend this course to other people.
    N. Debono,
    Baxter Healthcare Corporation. February 2019
  • This course was very helpful and well organised. Lecturers were very professional and pointed out all aspects of Payroll and Employment Law. LEAD Training Services – highly recommended!
    K. Caruana, October 2018
  • I attended the course that leads to the Certificate in Payroll and Employment Administration organised by LEAD Training Services. My objective was to enhance my knowledge in the subject and to further help me in my job as HR Administration Executive. Following the course I can confidently state that I have attained all my goals with satisfaction. I recommend this course to all those who seek a career in Payroll and Employment Administration.
    J. Avellino
    APEX Group Ltd., October 2017
  • It was a great course, well organised, good teachers. Keep it up!
    D. Schurter, October 2017
  • This course helped me update myself on payroll regulations.
    M. Vella, October 2017
  • The course was very helpful to me in every way. All modules were helpful for Payroll system management especially the accounting and law parts which I found the most helpful. All lecturers were friendly and all modules were explained very well.
    I appreciate time spent at this course and I would highly recommend it.
    A. Simordova, October 2017
  • An excellent course which enhanced my experience. Lecturers were extremely diligent and pin pointed all aspects of Payroll related matter. LEAD is highly recommended. Anneliza was very helpful throughout.
    R. Fenech, February 2017

Course Funding Options

For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are

We are a team of specialists passionate about our work and with a common ambition to share learning experiences with people in the business community and civil society.

Under the brand name LEAD Training Services, our team has attracted an impressive pool of professional trainers from different areas of business.

This makes us the only professional training organisation in Malta that can offer cutting edge training programmes across a broad spectrum of topics. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all training programmes and in line with our belief we customise our programmes to our individual customer’s needs.

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