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Payroll Manual and Computerised – Level 5 Listowel

Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain payroll records manually and on a computerised system.

Minor Award

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course 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.

This course is scheduled to run in Listowel Campus, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm for 10 weeks.

Please note  all Learners must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).

What will I study ?

  •  Explain the key terminology associated with personal taxation in preparing and maintaining payroll records both manually and on the computer

  •  Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for payroll processing purposes
  •  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
  •  Process the payroll for employee(s), under the emergency and temporary tax systems and subsequent transfer to the cumulative tax system.
  •  Demonstrate the changes in personal tax due to various factors to include; mid-year commencement and leaving of employment, changes in credits, refunds
  •  Extract information from completed records to prepare all. necessary mid-year and year end tax forms for employees
  •  Extract information from completed records to prepare all necessary end-of-period and year end returns and tax forms for the Revenue Commissioners
  •  Assess the effect of using alternative assessment methods to calculate the annual tax liability of married couples
  •  Analyse the impact of changes in legislation on personal tax and take-home pay by comparing two tax years
  •  Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium.

What's the certification?

QQI Level 5 Minor Award Certificate in Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546)

What is the cost?

There is a fee of €200 for this course.

A fee exemption is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.  You can check your fee exemption eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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