SCQF Level 6
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

You will gain the skills and knowledge required to study within the Enterprise and Commerce department to study at HND level in August 2020.


The course consists of a National Progression Award in Accounting along with additional units related to all areas within the Enterprise and Commerce Department.


The principal aims of the NPA are to provide learners with the core knowledge and transferable skills that are valued by the accountancy sector and to provide the underpinning knowledge required for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy at SCQF level 6.


The specific aims of the NPA are to:

  • Provide you with basic knowledge and skills in relation to recording financial
  • transactions
  • Prepare management accounting information using a range of routine and complex accounting techniques
  • Develop an understanding of the impact that management accounting information has on making decisions about planning, control and the success of an organisation
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the interpretation and analysis of accounting information
  • Evaluate business performance, based on accounting analysis, to make business
  • recommendations
  • Develop knowledge and skills in relation to the preparation of routine and complex
  • financial accounting information
  • Provide learners with an understanding of accounting standards and practices




What You Will Learn
  • Recording Transactions in the Ledger  
  • Introduction to Business Law  
  • Marketing Scottish Economy 
  • Recording Data in the Ledger   
  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information  

These are some of the topics you will cover during your course

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is at the discretion of the centre. The following information on prior knowledge, skills, experience or qualifications that provide suitable preparation for this qualification is provided as guidance only.

Learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • National 5 Accounting, Business or other relevant subjects
  • SCQF level 5 Accounting units
  • Some ICT skills training at level 5. This may be through the achievement of relevant
  • National Units or employment experience.
  • Applications will be considered on an individual basis
English Proficiency Requirements
  • 5.5 IELTS
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessments
  • Open book assessments
  • Closed Book Assessment
  • End of term Exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Application and Interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Access to accounts entry to HND Accounting 
  • HND Business
  • HND Business with Finance
  • HND Marketing
  • HND Business with Digital Marketing  
Career Opportunities
  • Employment as Junior Business or Accountant Assistant
Number Of Days Per Week
4-5 Days
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
GRANTON x x x x x
MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
MILTON RD x x x x x
SIGHTHILL x x x x x
OUTREACH x x x x x

Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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