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Accounts With Commerce NQ

(SCQF level 6)

, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course provides an introduction to both Financial and Management Accounting and gives sufficient training in accounting procedures and techniques to enable you to progress further academically or to be equipped sufficiently to attempt clerical level types of employment in an accounting environment.

Further details of the topics covered are provided in the section “What you Study” below.

You'll be assessed continuously throughout this course with the assessments taking the form of practical assessments, assignment and case studies. There is no final examination.

You'll undertake a programme of guidance activities designed to help you make the most of your qualifications and college experience.

You'll be required to attend college on 4 days every week from 9am to 5pm.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two National 4 and One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above in relevant* subjects; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience, where verifiable evidence has been provided.

* Relevant subjects include any from a STEM discipline or English.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information.
  • Preparing Management Accounting Information.
  • Analysing Accounting Information.
  • Handling Wages and Salaries.
  • Computer Applications:  Accounting.
  • Developing Skills for Employment.
  • Management Accounting Systems.
  • Preparing Accounts for Partnerships and Not for Profit Organisations.
  • Preparing Accounts for Limited Companies.
  • Consumer Protection Legislation in Scotland.
  • Recording Cash Transactions.
  • Recording Transactions in the Ledger.

After the course


Entry level positions in the industry.

Continuing Study

You can progress to any business related HNC programme on the successful completion of this course.


How the course is taught

This course is classroom-based and attendance is vital or important content will be missed. You are timetabled for approximately 19 hours a week, over 4 days. An additional 16 hours should be allowed for studying out with class time in order to be successful.

You will be complete practical assignments based on a variety of case studies. There will also be an element of report writing to demonstrate the ability to explain and analyse financial information.

Resources are provided to enable you to revise classroom learning in your own time.

You will be required to use IT to complete some of the units. You should ensure that you possess a basic level of IT in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome