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