Galway Community College
Further Education

Payroll Manual and Computerised QQI Level 5- CLASSROOM BASED





Category: QQI Certified


Course Name: Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546

Award: Minor Award Component Specification NFQ Level 5

Course Overview

Purpose: 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.

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
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 Techniques:

Assignment 60%
Examination - Practical 40%

Further Information:

Business Major Award 5M2102

Certified Business QQI LEVEL 5 Part-Time Course:

  • Can be studied part-time with modules offered each year.
  • In order to qualify for a major award you need to complete and pass 8 modules specific to the programme. Click on links below for more information.
  • The modules offered are subject to having a sufficient number of applicants to run the course.
  • Business Studies QQI Level 5/ Major Award

    QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M2102 (click on link for more information)

Tutor: Lorraine Francis Burgoyne
Fee: €240
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: 2023-09-19
Start/End Time: 19.00 - 22.00
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