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Accounting NC

(SCQF level 5)

Accounting, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


City Campus


This course provides an introduction to both Financial and Management Accounting and gives sufficient training in accounting procedures and techniques to enable you to progress further academically or to be equipped sufficiently to attempt clerical level types of employment in an accounting environment

Further details of the topics covered are provided in the section “What you Study” below. 

You'll be assessed continuously throughout this course with the assessments taking the form of practical assessments, assignment and case studies. There is no final examination

You'll undertake a programme of guidance activities designed to help you make the most of your qualification and college experience. 

You'll be required to attend college on 4 days every week from 9am to 5pm for one academic year.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5. For more information on the framework visit

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two National 4 and One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above in relevant* subjects; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience, where verifiable evidence has been provided such as qualification certificates or employer references.

* relevant subjects cannot include any from the following list: Art and Design, Design and Manufacture, Drama, Graphic Communications, Woodwork, Health and Food Technology, Languages, Music, Media, Photography and Physical Education.

Additional selection requirements

  • You may be invited to attend an interview.  

What you study

The mandatory units are:

  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information.
  • Preparing Management Accounting Information.
  • Analysing Accounting Information.
  • Handling Wages and Salaries.
  • Computer Applications:  Accounting.
  • Recording Credit Transactions.
  • Developing Skills for Employment.
  • IT Solutions for Administrators.

Other units full-time students will study to bring their total credits up to 16 are:

  • Maintaining Costing Systems.
  • Preparing Final Accounts.
  • Consumer Protection Legislation in Scotland.
  • Communication.
  • Recording Cash Transactions.
  • Recording Data in the Ledger.
  • Spreadsheets for Administrators.
  • Personal Finance Awareness.
  • Financial Services:  An introduction.

After the course


You can apply for administrative, or technical level employment in accounting, or business.

Continuing Study

If you complete 16 credits of the NC Accounting course, you can progress to HNC  Accounting or a number of other HNC qualifications within the Business offerings at the College. 


Assessment methods

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course with lots of short assessments.  However there is no final examination.  

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus