Accounting Students At Desk
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications for this course are now closed.

This NQ Accounting course is designed to provide you with a good grounding in the accounting skills required for business. Successfully completing this course allows you to progress on to a Higher National course in accounting or potentially to jobs at an introductory level in an accounting or business organisation.

What will I learn?

  • Communication
  • SAGE Accounting
  • Developing Skills for Employment
  • Information Technology (spreadsheet, database, word processing)
  • Finance for E-Business
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Preparing Final Accounts
  • Recording Cash and Financial Transactions

Employer and industry links

The College has employer links with a variety of organisations. As part of your course you may go on a trip to visit an organisation and/or guest speakers may be brought in.

Jobs and further study

If you are successful, you may progress to

  • HND Accounting (Anniesland and Langside campus)
  • HND Business - all 3 campuses

If you wish to progress, you should gain a high grade in your exam and pass all units, as well as having an excellent academic reference and attendance.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three or more relevant courses at National 4 level or above (or equivalent including English and a numeracy based subject) at C or above.
  • Relevant work experience will be considered.
  • An interview will be part of the selection process.

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.

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?

When you apply:

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) and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Interview and entry skills assessment. This will consist of some basic numeracy testing and a short piece of writing about why you wish to do this course.
  • The process will consist of an information session, a skills assessment and a one-to-one interview. You must bring any evidence of qualifications you hold with you.
  • Interviews will take place between February and August, depending on availability of places. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to secure a place.
  • You will receive an email with the outcome of your application within 10 working days of the interview.
  • At interview, discussion will take place to ensure you have applied for the correct level of course, therefore it is vital you bring any qualifications you have with you.
  • Outcomes will be sent by email within 10 working days of the interview.
    If you live some distance away and would prefer a telephone interview, please let us know on application
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6093