HNC Accounting


About This Course: 

The HNC full-time Accounting course assumes no prior knowledge of Accounting but is still suitable for those who have done it before.  It prepares you for further study of Accounting at HND level or for entry into training for membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians at their final stage. 

An HNC in Accounting will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to begin work in an accounts department in industry or the public sector. It includes a wide range of employability skills sought by employers in today's job market.

The HND, also offered at the college, prepares you for further study at University or for courses run by professional accounting organisations like ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.

What You Need: 

HNC Accounting entrance qualifications are given below, but please note that all applications are subject to a succesful interview with the Curriculum Leader and the take up of references when required:

  • 1 Scottish Higher at C or above
  • Successful completion of a NC in Accounting or Business

Applicants with alternative equivalent qualifications, or relevant work experience, may also be successful after an an interview with the Curriculum Leader.


City Campus Townhead and Allan Glen's Suite

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What You Study: 

The core units that everyone must pass for an HNC are:

  • Recording Financial Information
  • Preparing Final Accounts
  • Using Financial Accounting Software
  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting Using IT
  • Accounting:  Group Award Graded Unit

Examples of other units which full-time students study to bring their total credits up to 15 are:

  • Payroll
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • Business Law : An Introduction
  • Economic Issues : An Introduction
  • Presentation Skills

Your choice of either: Mathematics for Business or Marketing:  An Introduction.

After The Course: 


Accounting firms or accounts departments in businesses, government bodies and many other organisations.

Continuing study

Apply for HND Accounting second year.  To apply you must pass 15 credits in your HNC year and have a good reference from your Curricululm Leader.

Successful students study for the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification at Level 8.  This is offered by this College as an evening class.


How Long: 

1 year starting in August.


Contact Name: 

Nicola Darroch / Chris Atkinson

Contact Number: 

0141 566 6222 ext 6513 / 6267

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