Base and Variable Pay

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   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 topic is also covered in the CIPD Advanced Award in Reward Management.



Dates and Availability

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Start Date Location Availability Non-members Members Delegates  
10 September 2019
Duration: 2 days
London 4 spaces left
£1,000.00 + VAT Book places now

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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.


Course Tutors

Ms Sylvia Doyle

Sylvia is the founder of her own reward consulting practice and a Chartered Fellow of CIPD. As one of the Lead Programme Tutors of the CIPD Level 7 and Postgraduate Reward Programmes, her expertise includes pay structures; total reward; variable pay, executive remuneration and strategic reward to develop and implement reward solutions that impact employee engagement and bottom-line results. Sylvia also mentors HR decision makers on reward since establishing a successful reward mentoring programme in 2010. Sylvia is an independent non-executive director on the remuneration committee of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and was on the remuneration committee of the RICS until 2015. Sylvia regularly speaks and writes on reward issues in the media, including the Financial Times.

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.

Run this programme in-house

Base and Variable Pay can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



People who have been on this course say

Very structured and valuable course, trainer’s delivery of material was excellent. The trainer used a very good balance of narration, coaching and giving the groups opportunity to think over, ask questions and discuss within groups. Irina