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Accounting HND

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

This course has been carefully tailored to provide you with a wide range of employability skills you will need to become a professional accountant. In your first year studying HNC Accounting, you will cover all aspects of financial and cost management accounting in both classroom and computerised environments. Additionally, you will undertake valuable study in Scots business and contract law, communications and information technology.

In your second year studying the HND, you will build on these skills and cover advanced financial reporting and complex management accounting and planning. You will build an understanding of business and income taxation together with company law and auditing and be trained in advanced information technology software. The course will give you great career prospects and allow you to progress onto university degree-level courses. Successful completion of the HND can also lead to exemptions in examinations of professional accounting bodies.  

This course will be delivered using a blended learning model. You will have in-class theory bases lessons with some classes being delivered online. You should have access to a PC, Desktop Computer or tablet. 

What you will learn

  • Recording Financial Information
  • Preparing Final Accounts
  • Using Financial Accounting Software
  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Using Information Technology
  • Accounting: Graded Unit 1
  • Business Law
  • Business Contractual Relationships

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through practical and written assignments throughout the course. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • For year one (HNC): Minimum of two Highers or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6 numerical competence and effective communication skills 
  • For year two (HND): You will ideally have passed all 15 credits at HNC level or all 12 credits if a student from the January start fast-track HNC 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Certification with Association of Accounting Technicians (entry to the Professional Diploma Level 8 course) 
  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Year 3 degree progression with HND to Accountancy and Finance at Edinburgh Napier University or Heriot-Watt University 
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, year 3 entry at University of Highlands and Islands 

Career options

  • Employment as an accountant 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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