Base and Variable Pay

Short Course
Duration: 2   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Gain an understanding of key issues that need to be taken into account on job evaluation, developing pay structures and performance pay. 

This course forms part of the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Reward Management.



Dates and Availability

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19 July 2017
Duration: 2
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£1,000.00 + VAT Book places now
15 November 2017
Duration: 2
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Booking Information

  1. • If you need to book more than four places on one date please contact us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6202 or email us
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This two-day course module focuses on structuring and managing base pay; designing variable pay programmes, and delivering on-going financial support to your business organisation.

This course can also be run in-house for a group of people in your organisation. Run as it features here, or tailored to suit your organisational needs. To discuss your particular requirements, please call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mr Denis Crowe

Denis is a freelance reward management consultant and until August 2011 worked as the Head of Reward Consulting at Pilat HR Solutions. In 2012 Denis set up his own consulting business, Denis Crowe Consulting Limited. Prior to January 2005, Denis worked as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ human resource consulting practice. His expertise encompasses all aspects of reward management, including: high level reviews of payment systems and reward strategies; pay and grading reviews; performance incentive arrangements; and market pricing of jobs including salary and benefit surveys. He has led a wide range of remuneration engagements in both the public (including executive agencies) and private sectors, across European and International locations. Most of these involved a wider review of business objectives and linking reward policies and practices to business requirements.
Who is it for

If you’re a reward professional, compensation and benefits consultant, or an HR practitioner, the Base and Variable Pay course is the right one for you. Whether you have comprehensive experience of reward management, or you’re simply looking to enhance your existing knowledge of pay structuring and design, we’ll make sure you get the balance right every time.


Combining interactive theory and group work, the Base and Variable Pay course will provide you with the knowledge needed to assess and evaluate different pay structures and progression methods; helping you to manage various pay elements efficiently.


The programme for Base and Variable Pay includes:


  • Job evaluation
  • Pay setting
  • Pay surveys
  • Pay progression and equal pay
  • Individual performance pay
  • Performance pay practice
  • Incentive pay
  • Sales incentives and commission schemes.

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