HNC Accounting

Course Content

This course is designed for learners wishing to pursue a career in Accounting or Finance. It provides an SQA qualification that can be used to gain employment or progress to further study in Accounting. The full-time course covers a range of units such as: Financial Accounting, Costing; Management Accounting and IT; IT Accounting Packages and Payroll. The part-time evening route consists of 12 SQA credits taken from the full-time route (over a two year period).

Entry Requirements

Minimum of two SQA Highers, Grade C or above, would be desirable and/or relevant work experience, successful completion of a relevant advanced certificate course or the Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting (reference may be required). Applicants are subject to an interview and may be asked to complete a numerical/written piece of work and/or online core skills testing. Mature applicants who do not meet the academic qualifications for entry will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience.

Method of Assessment

Learners will complete SQA units that are assessed by way of continuous assessment, end of year exams and graded unit.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of HNC Accounting plus a positive attitude, behaviour, commitment and satisfactory attendance may allow progression to HND Accounting/AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 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