• Full-Time
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Accounting
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This is a preparatory course to enable progression to further study in accounting and financial services.  You will learn practical skills and theory transferable to various roles. It is ideal for those who want to progress to NC or HNC study, or to apply for Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) professional body qualifications.  The course also prepares students for progression onto a Modern Apprenticeship programme in accounting or financial services.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in accounting or financial services.

The course is aimed at students that have applied to study with us in August 2023.

What will I study?

This introductory course will provide you with an interesting insight into the role of an accounting professional.  You will learn about the foundations of double entry and how to record financial transactions manually .

You will study a range of topics such as:

  • understanding accounting terminology
  • basics of double entry
  • Sage Accounts
  • manual payroll
  • Sage Payroll
  • basics of costing
  • basics of financial reporting

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
  • note  taking skills
  • research skills
  • report writing
  • referencing skills

Next step course options

  • HNC or HND Accounting with Financial Services
  • NC Accounting with Financial Services
  • AAT qualifications
  • Modern Apprenticeship Accounting or Financial Services

How will I be assessed?

The course will not feature any assessments, instead, your progress will be measured through individual case studies and collaborative peer learning.   This is an exciting introduction to the world of accounts and bookkeeping  and can allow you to progress onto further training andcourses.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will get you started on a career in accounting & financial services   You will  be taught by staff experienced accounting professionals.

This is an excellent preparation for those that have applied for study in August 2023

Where can this course lead?

This course is suitable for those wishing to develop a career in the accounting and financial Services industries.  

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • three National 4 awards  or
  • equivalent recognised qualification or
  • relevant work experience 

What are the interview arrangements?

You will be invited to attend an informal information and induction session.  No formal interview is required.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for short full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

This course is eligible for bursary funding.  Please contact our admissions team if you have further enquiries.

Full time course: Full time 3 days per week

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