Upon completion of this course at North Connaught College of Further Education, students will be able to apply for employment in business. Job opportunities include:
- Accountancy firms
- Payroll administrators
Following on from the Advanced Administration Level 6 there is progression onto further education in both IT’s and Universities
- Education: It is desirable that applicants have participated in primary and post primary education. It is an advantage if the applicant has completed a QQI Level 5 qualification or equivalent.
- Aptitude: Applicants should be able to demonstrate some skills relevant to the course and be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.
|Payroll Manual and Computerised
|Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised
Below is a more detailed description of each of the Components
This will give the learner the knowledge, skills and a better understanding to be able to work independently in an administrative role. They will be able to: see what the relationship is between practices and policies, understand legislation in the workplace, for example data protection, corporate governance, security, confidentiality and Freedom of Information and more. Students will also be able to organise meetings and events, travel arrangements and much more.
This component will allow the students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role, duties and responsibility of a supervisory manager. Learners will be able to facilitate a training session, write a job description, create rosters and budgets. They will also develop the understanding of the theory underpinning supervision in a business settings.
Microsoft Excel (Advanced)
This component will allow the learner to design, analyse, create various data formats and worksheet layout. They will also create pivot tables, charts and graphics. In order to complete their own spreadsheet based on a business, students will gain a deeper understanding of how and when spreadsheets work.
Payroll – Manual and Computerised
Learners will have a comprehensive knowledge of legislation in relation to working time and will be able to apply this knowledge to practical situations. Students will be competent at processing the payroll for an organisation – they will complete the payroll function manually, or using Microsoft Excel, and using a commercial payroll package. They will understand how the PAYE system operates and will be able to calculate the payroll under a variety of different scenarios. They will know what information is submitted to and from the Revenue and will appreciate the effectiveness of the Revenue online services for employers and employees.
Microsoft Word (Advanced)
This will provide the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing application to produce complex documents. Learners will be able to: use macros, converting files, tables, templates, importing objects, watermarks, styles, brochures, mail merge and other techniques.
Bookeeping – Manual and Computerised
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required for Bookkeeping in both a manual and computerised setting, including writing up the books and ledgers, producing a trial balance, completing a VAT return and a bank reconciliation. Learners will prepare year end journal entries and produce a set of final accounts in a computerised system. They will identify and correct a range of errors in the accounts. Final accounts will be analysed and conclusions drawn.
This is one of the most important components, whether in the workplace or in a college environment. It is essential to be able to transfer knowledge in a clear, concise way and also to be aware of the different types of communication (verbal and non-verbal). The component covers both written and practical aspects of communication i.e. presentations, group interaction and gives learners the opportunity to practice and gain confidence in making presentations, for example presenting new ideas that would benefit workers in their vocational area.
Students will find work placement in a suitable office setting where they will apply their skills including demonstrating the ability to work in a supervisory capacity. Work-experience classes will prepare the student to apply for this work placement, and future work, by focusing on interview preparation. Students will assess their skills and qualities to produce a CV and cover letter. They will investigate their employment sector and identify job openings and future training opportunities. The placement reinforces the skills learned at North Connaught College and aids the development of employability/transferable skills.