• » Certificate in Computerised Accounts, Payroll and Information Technology Applications

    Programme Title  Certificate in Computerised Accounts, Payroll and Information Technology Applications
    CAO Code  Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  24 weeks
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Minor
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this the course for you?
    This course will cover the following areas:
    • Computerised Accounting and Payroll Systems
    • Manual Record Keeping
    • Business Management
    • Business IT Applications
    Demand for employees with the above skill set has been highlighted in recent Forfas reports.  This programme will enable participants enhance their employability opportunities in the area of accounting and payroll.
    The programme also provides a step-in and step-up pathway to third level education.
    Minimum entry requirements
    • 5 Ordinary Level D3 in the Leaving Certificate, FETAC Level 5 or equivalent.
    • Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirement may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years (Over 23 by 1st January in the proposed year of entry), if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Such applicants will be subject to an interview process to ascertain the extent and appropriateness of prior non-accredited/accredited learning and associated communication/learning competencies. Where necessary further assessment with regard to learning and communication competencies may be required by the Learning Support Unit.
    What will I study?
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Business Management and Communications Mandatory  10  3
     Record Keeping (Accounts & Payroll) Mandatory  10  3
     Computerised Accounting & Payroll Systems Mandatory  10  3
     Business IT Applications Mandatory  10  3
    €550 per semester – 2 semesters in total
    Follow-on courses
    Students will achieve comparable exemptions from the full-time BA in Administration & Information Technology in LYIT.
    Career opportunities
    Demand for employees with this skill set has been highlighted in recent reports by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. This programme aims to equip learners with the necessary entry level skills in computerised accounts and payroll to become competent support staff in an administrative environment.
    Continuing Education Application Form
    • Contact: Anne Brennan, Life Long Learning, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.brennan@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186175

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