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Certificate in Payroll Techniques (Athlone, QQI Level 6, HET)

Certificate in Payroll Techniques (Athlone, QQI Level 6, HET) is a course run by IPASS - Irish Payroll Association, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of September - May. Certificate in Payroll Techniques (Athlone, QQI Level 6, HET) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Higher Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Payroll Techniques (Athlone, QQI Level 6, HET) at IPASS - Irish Payroll Association, please review the details below.

The Certificate in Payroll Techniques (CPT) is the leading payroll qualification in Ireland. The course provides learners with a thorough understanding of the operation of the PAYE system and the workings of payroll. It also covers the key areas of employment law which impact on the payroll function. The course material explains the workings of the legislation. This is supported by numerous examples and self-assessment questions which students can use to develop their knowledge while they study. The course is extremely practical and interesting and is designed to allow students to progress at a realistic pace. Whether you already work in payroll, or not, you will find this course extremely interesting, practical and relevant to you.

PAYE, PRSI and USC are the largest tax liabilities which most companies incur and the largest source of tax recovered on Revenue audits. The best payroll software cannot compensate for the payroll operator’s lack of expertise in the operation of PAYE, PRSI and USC.

Blended Learning: This option is available in respect of September 2020 enrolments. It is subject to venue availability and public health guidelines. Venues will be listed here as they become available.

With blended learning, you attend class for part of the course while studying the remainder of the online. You can attend 4 classes for both Stage 1 and Stage 2. Each class will run from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The classes will focus on the more complex aspects of the course manual, while the more theoretical aspects of the syllabus with be delivered online where you have the opportunity to attend a live online lecture, or view a recording of that lecture at a later time that suits you. Online classes will be held on a specific day from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. This option enables you to benefit from the classroom learning experience in respect of the more challenging aspects of the course.

Once you have completed this course you will become an invaluable member of any employers financial team, enhance your career development prospects, enhance your payroll skills, technical expertise, confidence and develop professional skills and abilities through the application of advanced training.

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Training ProviderIPASS - Irish Payroll Association
Course LocationAthlone, Westmeath
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Payroll Techniques/Level 6 Special Purpose
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course End Date31st May 2021
Course DurationSeptember - May
Course Fee€1,140.00
Entry RequirementsIt is a requirement that learners enrolling on this course whose first language is not English must have a minimum of B2 in English under the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) programme. The B2 First Qualification offered by Cambridge English Assessment satisfies this requirement.
Carear PathThe Certificate in Payroll Techniques is the leading payroll qualification in Ireland and successful students will greatly improve their suitability and standing to prospective employers. It offers students an extremely valuable and highly regarded qualification which will increase their confidence and technical knowledge thus improving their efficiency at work. As payroll operations become more complex it is essential that payroll professionals acquire proper training and certification.
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