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Business Admin – Payroll Manual and Computerised L5 NR

This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence
necessary to enable them operate and maintain accurate payroll records using manual and
computerised systems, for an organisation, working under general direction and supervision.

Target Award

QQI Business Administration – 5M2468

Start Date: 14-09-2023Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 MinsDuration: 17 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
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.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning 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 with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Payroll Manual And Computerised Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546) QQI
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, cutoff points, credits, all statutory and non-statutory deductions
4. Process the payroll for employee(s) without a PPSN number (First time employment) or for
those that Revenue have not yet issued a Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN).
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. Demonstrate an understanding of the PAYE reporting requirements of an employer to
Revenue at the time the payroll is processed and how to deal with errors that may arise with
particular attention to the monthly Statement of Account provided by Revenue as a basis for
making payment.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the Revenue services myAccount and ROS (Revenue Online
Services) and their role in the efficient management of the Revenue’s tax relationship with
both employee and employer.
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


New Ross BTEI


Michael Street FET Centre, Michael Street, New Ross, Y34 N799

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville