Payroll and Accounts Administration

AWARD QQI Level 5 Award 5M2468

DURATION One year full time

Course Information

This course is designed to prepare students for a role within an Accounts Department with a particular emphasis on payroll. Students will be given training in essential skills to include spreadsheets, word processing and communications to allow graduates to progress their careers in either payroll, accounting or bookkeeping.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.  

Course Requirements

Applicants should have completed Leaving Certificate course or equivalent
Mature Applicants welcome.
All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry

Course Modules
  • Business Administration 5N1610
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised 5N1348
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
  • Spreadsheets 5N0972
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Sage iPass – Certificate in Payroll Techniques 6S15578
Work Experience

Work Experience is an essential part of all our programmes and gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course in an accounting setting

Award

Business Administration 5M2468

Career Opportunities

This course will teach students the fundamental skills of working in an Accounts Department. It will be underpinned by very practical applications to include accounting, payroll as well as customer service. Students will be given training in essential skills to include spreadsheets, word processing and communications to allow graduates to progress their careers in either payroll, accounting or bookkeeping.  Bookkeepers, Payroll Administrators, Credit Controllers are among the job titles required by employers contacting Rathmines College and are included in the National Skills Bulletin as well as DEASP and IrishJobs.ie.

Further Education Links

On successful completion of a QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to progress within Rathmines College to:

Our Professional Accounting Department where they may choose from a range of ACCA and ATI Professional Accounting courses.

Students can also advance within the college to an Advanced Certificate in Business: 
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985;
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal 6M4985;

Students who achieve the required results in their level 6 award will have the opportunity to apply for advanced entry to a number of Higher Education colleges including DIT, NCI, ITB and ITT. 

QQI Level 5 award holders may also apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through the CAO system. Click here to see current links from our QQI business awards to Higher Education courses in the Dublin area. See the CAO website and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions for more information. Please note that some higher education courses have specific results and subjects requirements.

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