Understanding the National Insurance Contributions System Certification
In the UK, all employees aged 16 and over must pay National Insurance contributions, as do employers and the self-employed. However, few people understand why we make these contributions and how they are calculated.
This course will provide you with an overview of the National Insurance Contributions System, how it works, and why the amount a person pays varies as a function of their employment status.
You Will Learn:
- What National Insurance is, and its key purpose
- The different classes of National Insurance contributions as they pertain to employees
- Why employers make National Insurance contributions
- Why an employee’s pension scheme affects the amount of National Insurance their employer pays
- How to deduct National Insurance contributions from an employee’s wages
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- If you are responsible for maintaining the payroll at work, this course will help you understand one of the most important deductions on any payslip
- If you are an employee, you may find it useful to understand how the National Insurance system works
- If you are self-employed, you will benefit from understanding how and why you may need to make two types of National Insurance contributions
- If you are a manager, this course will help you explain to employees how the system works if they ask you for an explanation
- By understanding how National Insurance contributions affect your entitlement to benefits in the future, you will be able to use the information in this course for the purposes of long-term financial planning
Who can take the Understanding National Insurance Contributions System Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Understanding National Insurance Contributions System Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.50 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.