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Day Courses

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Ballyfermot Training Centre

Course Duration:

15 weeks

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Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 3:45pm and Friday 8:30am to 12:45pm

Course Certification:

QQI Level 5 Business Administration - 5M2468

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Manual and Comp Payroll and Bookkeeping


The Manual and Computerised Payroll and Bookkeeping course will provide you with the skills to work under supervision in a bookkeeping or payroll function within a company.

The Payroll module will enable you to understand and handle the payroll processes which are the perfect starting point. You will learn about the latest Tax (PAYE/USC) and Social Insurance (PRSI) processes required by the Irish Revenue Commissioners, and the latest changes incorporated in the annual budget. From Manual Payroll you progress to Computerised Payroll, and apply your manual payroll skills by using a payroll software package.

The Bookkeeping module will provide you with both an introduction to manual bookkeeping terms and principles, and the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a computerised accounts system using an integrated accounts package.

These are essential skills which are current demand by nearly every employer.

This is a full time  tutor led course where a combination of training methods is used to deliver this course.  These include instructions, presentations, demonstrations, supervised practice, practical work training, discussion groups, role plays, and giving and receiving feedback.  Participants are required to actively participate in the learning process and engage in course work outside of course hours.  They must complete a number of written exercises throughout the course and keep up-to-date records of their progress.  A number of methods are used to assess the participants’ progress and for certification purposes.  These include internal theory exams, practical exams, learner records and skills demonstrations.

Applicants should have achieved a minimum of a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent. Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language.

Payroll and bookkeeping are key business functions. Many large companies have dedicated bookkeeping and payroll staff. The trend in small and medium sized firms is for the general admin staff to assume responsibility for payroll and bookkeeping. Accordingly, more and more companies require administration personnel who are multi-skilled and capable of carrying out various tasks including bookkeeping and payroll. Typically, graduates from this course will seek administration positions that incorporate payroll and bookkeeping duties. Some graduates may opt to specialise in payroll and bookkeeping and progress to higher level related courses.


    Bus: 18, 25, 26, 40, 66a, 67, 76a, and 79 bus routes
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    Ballyfermot Training Centre
    Chapelizod Hill Road
    Dublin 20
    Tel: 01 605 5900
    Email: barecruitment@btc.cdetb.ie

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