Advanced Certificate in Accounting

Course Content

This course is an ideal starting point for applicants with no accounting or limited accounting knowledge. The course will provide applicants with a good foundation in areas of study such as: financial accounting; management accounting; salaries and wages; information technology; communication; economics; enterprise activities; employability skills. Units of study are subject to change. This course provides an entry point to applicants, which can then be used to embark on further study.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four National 5 passes at C pass or above (English would be preferable) or completion of the Certificate in Business: Administration & IT or equivalent ESOL qualification. All applicants are subject to an interview and core skills test which must be achieved at a minimum of level 5. Mature applicants who do not meet the academic qualifications for entry will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience.

Method of Assessment

A mixture of SQA and college based units assessed throughout the year by way of continuous assessment, together with a year end examination.

Future Prospects

Successful completion along with a positive attitude, behaviour and commitment to the course and satisfactory attendance, may allow progression to HNC Accounting. In certain circumstances a reference may be requested.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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