The purpose of this QQI certified Payroll (Level 5) 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.


On successful completion of this course students may continue to QQI Level 6 in training centres or other further education colleges or apply for employment opportunities.


Education:  NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative. 


On completion participants will be able to:

  • 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, cutoff points, credits, all statutory and nonstatutory 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; midyear commencement and leaving of employment, changes in credits, refunds
  • Extract information from completed 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 tax years
  • 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.

• BTEI (Back to Education Initiative) course
• QQI accredited

FREE to those:
on Social Welfare/Medical Card/CE Scheme and/or with less than Upper Second Level Education

To Enroll on this Course


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