Accounting Students
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

This HND Accounting 2nd year course is suitable for those who already have an HNC Accounting, including 15 credits, and wish to progress to HND Accounting. You will develop a broad range of skills required for Accounting jobs in a variety of industries.

If you wish to study the course on a part time basis, over two years, please state this clearly at the start of the Personal Statement section of the application form.

What will I learn?

  • Management accounting for decision making and for planning and control
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Accounting for specialised transactions
  • Information technology: Advanced spreadsheets
  • Taxation: Business taxation and income tax
  • Graded unit project and exam
  • Company law
  • Business contractual relationships

Entry requirements (minimum)

You must have an HNC in Accounting (with 15 credits in total) and an A or B in your Graded Unit 1. 

ESOL entry requirements - Applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum ESOL Higher.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

The Business School believes that strong links with industry are crucial in order to prepare you further for your chosen career. To that effect, there are familiarisation, interviewing, mentoring, shadowing and placement opportunities with a number of large organisations such as Mercer and the Clydesdale Bank. Representatives of these and other organisations such as Police Scotland may also come into college to deliver presentations and workshops.

Professional bodies such as CIMA and ACCA will deliver information sessions to highlight the process and opportunities of becoming a qualified accountant.

Jobs and further study

You may move on to the second or third year of a degree at any of the following: Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Strathclyde University and a number of others throughout the UK.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder if you do not hear from us).

  • Your application will be reviewed by the Academic staff and you will be made an offer (unconditional/conditional/alternative course) or your application will be unsuccessful if we don't think you are suitable. 
  • The academic staff may wish to contact you by phone if we feel that we need to speak to you to get more information on your application, qualifications or experience. 
  • Once an offer is received you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your place.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example Student Funding, Joining Instructions and Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3777