Accounting HNC

UCAS code 104N

What is special about this course?

The HNC Accounting covers a wide range of accounting concepts and provides you with an excellent grounding in the principles of financial and management accounting using manual and computerised approaches.

It is designed to prepare you for a career in accounting or financial administration.

Special features

  • You will study a range of subjects such as economics, law, statistics and communications
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, OR
  • 1 A Level at grade D or above
  • For both of the above, preference is for a numeracy-based subject 
  • Alternatively, NC Accounting or NC Business (with a minimum of 70% accounting units)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy, Business Skills, or Financial Services
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

  • NC Accounting
  • NC Business (with minimum of 70% accounting units)

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Cost accounting
  • Graded unit 1: accounting 
  • Management accounting using IT
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Recording financial information
  • Using financial accounting software

Optional units may include:

  • Business accounting
  • Business communication
  • Business contractual relationships
  • Business law: an introduction
  • Company law: an introduction
  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Economic issues: an introduction
  • IT in Business: spreadsheets
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Payroll
  • Personal development planning
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Statistics for business

Please note that option units available vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. From September, where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised and placements will be introduced in line with the Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements may be delivered online through a combination of tutor-supported study, video-based seminars and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. International students requiring a Student Route visa to study with us must access scheduled classes on-campus. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online, face to face or blended induction at the start of the course.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time attendance (structured)
  • Part-time distance learning (available at Perth College UHI)
  • Part-time attendance (unstructured)

If you wish to apply for the distance learning option at Perth College UHI, please include this in your personal statement when completing our online application form.

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom. 


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI - September, plus other start dates available for distance learning
  • Shetland College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • Variable for distance learning at Perth College UHI, contact the college for more details

 

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment with local organisations as accounting assistants.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the HND Accounting and from there to the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance.

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