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Accounting (Eve) HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Accounting, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2018, 36 weeks

28th Aug 2018, 36 weeks


City Campus


£ 696


The HNC Accounting Award has been designed to meet the demands and requirements of the accounting industry.  Opportunities are provided to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in preparation for employment, or for progression to courses such as AAT level 8, or HND Accounting.  Further details of the subjects covered is provided in the section “What you Study” below. 

You will be assessed throughout this course with the assessments taking the form of practical assessments, assignment and case studies.  Towards the end of your course, you will undertake a Graded Unit examination, which will assess your ability to integrate the knowledge and skills gained through the mandatory units. 


  • You will be required to attend college on both a Tuesday and a Thursday evening from 6-9 pm, for two academic years.
  • The cost shown is for year one of the course only.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One relevant* Higher at grade C or above; OR
  • Three relevant National 5 courses at grade A; OR
  • Successful completion of an NC/NQ**; OR
  • Relevant work experience will be considered where employer referee details have been supplied.
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered.  

*Qualifications cannot include any from the following list: Art and Design, Design and Manufacture, Drama, Graphic Communications, Health and Food Technology, Languages, Music, Media, Photography, Physical Education, ESOL.

**Internal applicants must complete all 16 credits undertaken in the NC qualification. 

Additional selection requirements

You will be invited to attend a compulsory interview. The interview dates are still to be confirmed.

The interview will begin with a 30-minute presentation from the faculty about the course and the college. This will be followed by a 10 minute one to one discussion on your application form and your suitability for the course. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions. You must bring a copy of qualification certificates.

What you study

The mandatory units are:

  • Recording Financial Information (year 1).
  • Preparing Final Accounts (year 1).
  • Using Financial Accounting Software (year 1).
  • Cost Accounting (year 2).
  • Management Accounting Using IT (year 2).
  • Group Award Graded Unit (year 2).

Other units part-time students will study to bring their total credits up to 12 are:

  • Payroll (year 1).
  • IT in Business Spreadsheets (year 1).
  • Business Law (year 2).

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in:

Bookkeeping; Financial and/or Management Accounting; Accounts Technician; Assistant Accountant; Accounts Supervisor; Financial Reporting; Taxation.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress to HND Accounting* or AAT Level 8 Advanced Diploma.

* Students progressing to HND Accounting year 2 will be required to study 18 credits in one academic year (a total of 30 credits is required to achieve HND Accounting).  It should also be noted that the HND qualification is not available to study part-time. 

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2018, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 696