Certificate in Financial Accounting and Payroll
Level 6 About NFQ
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TUS Athlone Campus
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• Level 6 Programme (60 ECTS)
• Online/Blended flexible mode of delivery
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
• Problem Based Learning (PBL) based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the students' knowledge, skills and competence.
• The programme addresses to a significant level all four key areas, which have been deemed by government as being of critical importance at this time: digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future
This is a Springboard+ Funded Programme.
This programme will be fully funded for eligible applicants.
The programme will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to become effective employees in the areas of office administration, bookkeeping and payroll administration.
This programme is aimed at those already working in an administrative, bookkeeping and payroll function, or aspiring to do so.
Developed in association with industry, this specialist course promotes a critical awareness of the most recent advances in bookkeeping, payroll administration and legislative changes in this functional area, and the critical contribution of the function to business efficiencies and effectiveness.
It is designed to apply across all industries and will give the participants an opportunity to reskill or upskill to take up roles in the area of administrative, bookkeeping and payroll administration. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements.
On successful completion of this programme the graduate will have:
• Developed a detailed knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods employed within administrative, bookkeeping and payroll administration
• Developed a keen understanding of the main principles of bookkeeping and accounting
• The ability to carry out a broad range of bookkeeping and accounting procedures
• Acquired the important knowledge and skills required to use both manual and computerised payroll systems.
Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years)
Leaving Certificate Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
QQI Level 5 – Full award with a minimum of eight modules
Recognition of Prior Learning.
• Financial Accounting 1
• Human Resources and Developing People
• Professional Development, Career Planning and Work Based Learning
• Applied Accounting
• Payroll Applications and Management
• Introduction to Management
This programme is aimed at those already working in an administrative, book keeping and payroll function, or aspiring to do so.
Developed in association with industry, this specialist course promotes a critical awareness of the most recent advances in book keeping, payroll administration and legislative changes in this functional area and the critical contribution of the function to business efficiencies and effectiveness.
This programme is designed to apply across all industries and will give the graduates an opportunity to reskill or upskill to take up roles in the area of administration, bookkeeping and payroll administration. Financial Accounting and Payroll competencies are very much sought after by all businesses.
Tuesday 7.00pm - 10.00pm ONLINE
Thursday 7.00pm - 9.00pm ONLINE
PLUS 4 Saturdays per semester 9.00am - 1.00pm ONLINE
For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online, and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.
Induction for the September 2022 programmes takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September 2022 from 9.30am to 1.00pm.
In advance, you will be required to review Pre-Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie
During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:
- Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
- Overview of the programme, programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
- Introduction to TUS learning systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
- Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme
Online and TUS Athlone Campus.
This programme will be delivered primarily online.
Students may have to attend TUS, Athlone Campus in person for examinations.
Funded Flexible Learning Office
TUS Athlone Campus
You may only apply for this programme on www.springboardcourses.ie
To do this, click on the Apply Now button on this page.
- Please ensure that your email address and mobile phone number are correct when making your application.
- Please ensure that your employment status is also accurate, as this detail on your application must match the funding eligibility documentation you will submit when your application is processed.
- If you are under 23 please upload a copy of your Leaving Certificate results when making your application
Any offers of places on the course will be provisional on the condition that you upload further documents closer to the course start date - it will occur in early August and we will advise you of the exact dates and deadlines by email.
We strongly recommend that you gather them in advance.
The documents that will be required are:
(1) - EU National – Scan/photo of your Passport / Drivers Licence.
- Non-EU National – Scan/photo of both your passport (photo and details page) and your GNIB Stamp 4 visas for the past 3 years.
(2) -If you apply as an EMPLOYED person - A copy of a recent (within 4 weeks of start date) employer's payslip showing your employer name, your name and your PPSN (you can redact any pay details)
- if you apply as an UNEMPLOYED person - a recent (dated within 2 weeks of the start date) Dept of Social Protection Statement
- if you apply as a RETURNER - a completed and signed Returner Affidavit available here (please copy & paste into your browser to access) https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf
(3) Evidence that you have been resident in an EU country (inc Ireland), Switzerland or the UK for 3 of the 5 years up to the course start date.
- Documents that would demonstrate this are utility bills, revenue documents for example Employment Detail Summary, Tax Credit Certificate, P60 or P21. You can download Irish revenue documents by logging into your account on www.revenue.ie
- One document required for each year – most applicants will submit one document for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021 for this requirement.
(4) Proof that you live in Ireland - A recent (dated within a month) utility bill to demonstrate that you currently live in Ireland – the address must match your home address on your application.