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ACCOUNTING

1ac1aThe awards are designed for those who wish to take up a career in accounting and/or financial administration within a range of business organizations. The HNC Accounting is a general accounting award which allows candidates to gain skills and knowledge in financial accounting and cost accounting using manual and computerized methods.

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 12 credits for the HNC award, 9 of them are core units and 3 are option. In the HND award, the students are required to obtain minimum 30 credits, 19 are core units and 11 are options. A credit value is equivalent to 44 contact hours and 36 independent study hours.

Duration and the entrance requirements:

The course would normally be undertaken on a 2 year full-time basis. The academic year comprises 3 semesters. The entrance requirements: Higher Education Certificate, or other equivalent certificate. Also, students have to pass an English language placement test.

Careers:

This award is aimed at those employed, or wishing to be employed in roles such as accounts assistant, trainee accountant and financial administrator. The HND Accounting is a development of the HNC qualification. As such it is intended to prepare candidates for employment in roles such as Assistant management Accountant.

Awarding Body:

After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the Scottish Qualification Authority

Course Framework (PDF)