• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Accounting
  • Degree (SCQF Level 9)


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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 degree is offered in partnership with University of the West of Scotland, and taught at the South Lanarkshire College campus. It offers a thorough and advanced training for a career in accountancy, including financial and management accounting, taxation and auditing.

Degree (SCQF Level 9)

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Who is the course for?

This is course is for anyone with an HND Accounting who wants to develop their career in this industry.

What will I study?

You'll study financial and management accounting, taxation and audit.

Next step course options

Fourth year of Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) at the University of the West of Scotland.

How will I be assessed?

University of the West of Scotland examinations.

Why should I choose this course?

This degree-level course teaches the advanced skills and knowledge for a career in accounting or finance. On completion, you can progress directly to honours-level study. You'll be taught by industry experts who are qualified chartered accountants and who have worked as accountants for many years. You'll gain experience through work placement, visits to local accounting firms, and hearing guest speakers. As the course is run in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), you'll have benefits such as the UWS library, leisure facilities, student union and study areas.

Where can this course lead?

This course opens up many opportunities. You can take professional exams with the main accountancy bodies such as ICAS, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for which the Bachelor of Accounting confers accreditation and exemptions. You can use this degree as a launchpad into general business or finance, and qualifications with other professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have  successfully achieved an HND in Accounting at South Lanarkshire College with an A/B in the Graded Unit.  

All applications must be made to the University of the West of Scotland direct via UCAS.

What are the interview arrangements?

Continuing students from South Lanarkshire College required to have a successful pre-exit guidance interview at HND Level. External candidates applying to enter at Year 3 level will undertake an informal induction and information session.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for 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:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 28/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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