Course Outline:

Part-qualified and newly qualified Accountants are Scotland’s most sought-after employees, according to research from Hays in 2020. The average salary for an accountant in Scotland is £37,500. This course offers a direct route to a Degree Programme taught in our campus in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland. This course gives you skills, theory and an insight into the industry, and sets you on the path to a career in Accounting and Finance.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

  • HND Accounting (year 2) or other HND programme (year 1).
  • Universities recognise the HNC Award for direct entry into first or second year Accounting Degrees

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • 1 Higher
  • A relevant programme of National Units at Intermediate 2/National 5
  • NC Accounting
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant subject
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • Acceptance may depend on an interview.

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Evening 2 years

Career Progression:

This general Accounting Award is for those wishing to gain employment, or who are currently employed, in roles such as Accounts Assistant, Trainee Accountant, Finance Assistant, Book-Keeper or Financial Administrator.

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in Accountancy. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What Will I Study?

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge for working within an Accounting environment or progressing to HND Accounting. This course is recognised by Professional Accounting Bodies, such as Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). You’ll learn through work placement, group work, lectures, industry visits and a variety of guest speakers.

How Will I Be Assessed?

SQA secure assessments.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

There’s a demand for Accountants in many different sectors, and this course will help you on your way towards a professional qualification. You can study here up to degree-level under our arrangement with the University of the West of Scotland. You’ll be taught by industry experts who are qualified Chartered Accountants. You’ll gain experience through work placement, visits to local Accounting firms and a variety of guest speakers. We encourage you to apply early as places fill quickly.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

Group presentation, skills test and individual interview.