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Accounting (Fast Track) HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Accounting, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks


City Campus


£ 1285


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 topics 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 is designed to assess your ability to integrate the knowledge and skills gained through the mandatory units. 


  • You will be required to attend college 2 days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 9am to 5pm for one academic year.   
  • There is also the option to attend one day per week and complete the course in two years (attendance on Tuesday year 1 and Thursday year 2).  

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 a relevant NC/NQ** with a minimum of 12 credits 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, and Physical Education.

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

Additional selection requirements

  • You may be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

The mandatory units are:

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

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

  • Payroll.
  • IT in Business Spreadsheets.
  • Mathematics for Business.

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:
    30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1285