Course DescriptionManual & Computerised Payroll

This is a QQI level 5 course is suitable for anyone undertaking a qualification in Payroll. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to carry out a payroll function in a small/medium business.  Basic numeracy, literacy and computer skills are a pre-requisite for this course.  Thesaurus Payroll is the computerised application software used for this course.

Course Content

  • Key terminology associated with personal taxation
  • Processing of payroll for employees, using manual and computerised systems under the cumulative tax system
  • Processing of payroll for employees, under the emergency and temporary tax systems
  • Changes in personal tax due to various factors
  • Extracting information from completed records to prepare all necessary year end tax forms
  • Printing of reports

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone planning to work in Payroll
  • Anyone currently working in Payroll, looking to formalise their knowledge with a qualification


  • Formal written examination in-class by Tutor
  • Formal computerised examination in-class by Tutor

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • have a good understanding of both written and verbal English
  • have an aptitude for and interest in working with numeracy and figures
  • have a basic level of computer skills
  • bring photo ID and their PPS number with them

Course Summary

Duration:                     150 hours  (typical learner effort, to include both directed and self-directed learning)

Accreditation:           QQI Level 5 Minor award – Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546

Validity:                      Certificate has no expiry date

Cost:                             €300 per person    (May Qualify for DSP Funding – Please enquire for further details)

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