This course is designed for those wishing to take up a career in accounting and financial administration within a range of organisations. Both this HNC and HND: Accounting are suitable for a wide target audience including school leavers, adult returners to education, and those in employment wishing to formalise their skills.

You will gain a range of competencies required by employers, allowing scope to develop and progress in a variety of functions within organisations. In addition, you may progress to further academic and professional qualifications either prior to taking up an accounting position or parallel to it.

  • Recording financial information
  • Preparing final accounts
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Cost accounting
  • Management accounting using IT
  • Accounting options
  • One year full-time
  • Two years part-time (evening)
  • Two years part-time (day release)

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Level C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained section for details)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Accounting SCQF Level 6
  • Advanced Certificate: Enterprise and Business with Accounting, including a minimum of two units at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Bookkeeping
  • An interview may be required to evidence your ability to study at this level