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Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to operate and maintain accurate payroll records using manual and computerised systems, for an organisation, working under general direction and supervision.
Who should apply:
Learners who wish to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain payroll records manually and on a computer in a small to medium sized business/organisation. Learners who would like to operate a Computerised Payroll application in a more formalised way.
Learners will be able to:
1 Explain the key terminology associated with personal taxation in preparing and maintaining payroll records both manually and on the computer
2 Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for payroll processing purposes
3 Process the payroll for employee(s), using manual and computerised systems, under the cumulative tax system, to include; various elements of gross pay, holidays, unpaid leave, cut-off points, credits, all statutory and non-statutory deductions
4 Process the payroll for employee(s), under the emergency and temporary tax systems and subsequent transfer to the cumulative tax system
5 Demonstrate the changes in personal tax due to various factors to include; mid-year commencement and leaving of employment, changes in credits, refunds
6 Extract information from completed records to prepare all necessary mid-year and year end tax forms for employees
7 Extract information from completed records to prepare all necessary end-of-period and year end returns and tax forms for the Revenue Commissioners
8 Assess the effect of using alternative assessment methods to calculate the annual tax liability of married couples
9 Analyse the impact of changes in legislation on personal tax and take-home pay by comparing two tax years
10 Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium.


Assessment Technique:    

       Assessment    60%        Exam Practical   40% 
The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:

Pass   - 50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%

G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing from: €200  - €300   (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed
Entry Requirements:
Learner is required to be familiar with the standard keyboard and possess basic computer skills in order to ensure successful participation in the programme, through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 QQI/FETAC Level 5 is a component of
eBusiness Level 5
Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.
Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their payroll sector.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.


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