This course is designed for those wishing to take up a career in accounting and financial administration within a range of organisations. Both this HNC and HND: Accounting are suitable for a wide target audience including school leavers, adult returners to education, and those in employment wishing to formalise their skills.

  • Half day per week - Two years
  • Recording financial information
  • Preparing final accounts
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Cost accounting
  • Management accounting using IT
  • Accounting options

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Accountancy SCQF Level 6
  • Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise including a minimum of 12 SQA credits
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Successful completion allows direct progression to year 2 of HND: Accounting SCQF Level 8
  • BA Accounting with Finance SCQF Level 9
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information
  • Successful completion could also allow direct articulation into year 2 of degree programmes at many universities
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Bookkeeping


  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise