• March
  • Full-Time
  • Accounting
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


Apply now

Intro to the course:

Part-qualified and newly qualified Accountants are Scotland's most sought-after employees, according to research from Hays in 2020. The average salary for an accountant in Scotland is £37,500. 

This course enables entry into our full-time HNC/D in Accounting course starting in August.  It would also enable give a good foundation for anyone wishing to undertake a Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting.

Students will undertake two Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications:

  • AAT Award in Bookkeeping at Level 1
  • AAT Award in Business Skills at level 1

Students will also be given an introduction to the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance in areas such as:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Accounting
  • Sage Accounting and  Payroll

The course also ensures a good foundation in Core Skills:

  • Working with others
  • numeracy
  • communication
  • problem solving
  • I.T.

Preparing to study modules will cover:

  • Study skills
  • not taking skills
  • research skills
  • report writing
  • referencing skills

SCQF Level
HNC (SCQF Level 7)

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in Finance and Accountancy. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You will  gain skills for working in a financial/accounting environment or progressing to HNC Accounting of more advanced AAT qualifications. You will learn through: case studies; group work; guest speakers and educational visits.

How will I be assessed?

SQA secure assessments, AAT examinations and college devised non-accredited assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

There is a demand for Accountants and staff with experience of Finance and BookKeeping in many different sectors. This course introduces you to the fundamentals for a career in this sector and future professional qualification. You can study here up to degree-level under our arrangement with the University of the West of Scotland. 

You will be taught by industry experts. .

Where can this course lead?

This course will prepare you for administrative/technical employment in a Business, Financial and Accounting  environment or related occupational area.. Staff with Financial and Accounting skills are vital to the industrial, commercial and public sectors.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: -

  • 3 National 4 awards including Maths 
  •  Equivalent recognised qualification 
  •  Relevant work experience 

What are the interview arrangements?

You will be invited to attend an informal information/induction session.

Other information:

Learners who complete this course may wish to progress to a Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting of Financial Services.  

Choose your study options

Study mode Full-Time Start date 13/03/2023 Duration 12 weeks or more
Apply now