Using Financial Accounting Software

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus, Off campus


This Unit is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills for further study or employment in an administrative or IT/Accounting environment. It is a Unit within the PDA Book Keeping and the HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology courses, but is also included within other HN Group Awards and can be taken as a stand-alone Unit.

The focus of the Unit is using a commercial accounting software package to process financial transactions and preparing accounting reports for a small business. It is primarily intended for those who expect to take up a career or further study in accounting and/or financial administration, those who wish to extend their manual book-keeping skills to cover computerised accounting systems and those with appropriate work experience who wish to formalise their skills.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF Level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF Level 7)

Entry Requirements

Access to this Unit is at the discretion of the centre. However, candidates would normally be expected to have some prior knowledge of manual book-keeping. This could be demonstrated through successful completion of the HN Unit F7JV 34: Recording Financial Information or a similar qualification at SCQF level 6/7 (prior to undertaking this course).

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

6 months


Business and Management

SCQF Level