Introduction to Accounting

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course provides an introduction to both Financial and Management Accounting and gives sufficient training in accounting procedures and techniques to enable you to progress further academically or to be equipped sufficiently to attempt clerical level types of employment in an accounting environment.

Further details of the topics covered are provided in the section “What you Study” below.

You'll be assessed continuously throughout this course with the assessments taking the form of practical assessments, assignment and case studies. There is no final examination.

You'll undertake a programme of guidance activities designed to help you make the most of your qualification and college experience.

You'll be required to attend college on 4 days every week from 9 am to 5 pm from January to June.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant subject at National 5 plus 2 at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5. You may be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

You can progress to any business related HNC programme on successful completion of this course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months



SCQF Level