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Manual & Computerised Payroll Award

Aim: This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills in the practical use of understanding the concepts of manual payroll and implementing a computerised payroll system.


  • Operation and Calculation of PAYE
  • Tax Credit System
  • Certificate of Tax Credits & Standard Rate Cut-Off Point
  • Tax Deduction Cards
  • PAYE Calculation
  • Cumulative & Week 1 Basis
  • Emergency Tax Basis
  • Temporary Tax Basis
  • Register with Revenue for My Account
  • Importances of My Account For Employees


  • The PRSI System
  • PRSI Classes and Sub-classes
  • Employee's Records
  • Social Insurance Benefits for Class A
  • PRSI Contributions


  • Operation of USC
  • Exemptions in USC
  • Basis of calculation of USC


Computerised Payroll

  • Mandatory changes to payroll processing in 2019
  • Set up Company Details
  • Set up Employee Details
  • RPN - Revenue Payroll Notification
  • RPS – Revenue Payroll Submission
  • Set up staff Payments & Deductions
  • Pensions
  • Processing Payroll
  • Reporting features in payroll
  • Bank Processing for Wages
  • Back up & Restore

In order to obtain certification it is necessary to undertake a computerised assessment on day 4 of the course. The duration of this is 2 hours and will assess the computerised component of the course.

A manual assessment will be undertaken as a project/case study which can be completed at home and must be submitted at the end of the course.

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be awarded QQI Certificate Level 5, component module 5N1546

For further information download this file:
Manual & Computerised Payroll Award 5N1546

GPA Solutions are QQI and City & Guilds Registered Providers

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