COURSE INFORMATION

This course will provide you with the full range of competencies to meet the requirements of employers recruiting accounting staff. It will also give you the scope to develop and progress in a variety of ways within organisations of all types and sizes.

  • Two years full-time

Year 1

  • Recording financial information
  • Preparing final statements
  • Using financial accounting software (SAGE)
  • Costing

Year 2

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Accounting for specialised transactions
  • Business taxation
  • Management accounting for decision making
  • Management accounting for planning and control

Year 1

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Advanced Certificate: Busines Enterprise including a minimum of 12 SQA credits
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Year 2

One of the following:

  • HNC: Accounting SCQF Level 7
  • Internal candidates must successfully achieve year 1
  • Direct entry to year 2 is possible with a minimum of 12 credits at HNC (15 desirable)
  • Accounts/audit assistant
  • Credit controller
  • Bookkeeper
  • Sales ledger/purchase ledger clerk
  • Accountant
  • Financial controller
  • Financial analyst
  • 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