City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The HNC Accounting Award has been designed to meet the demands and requirements of the Accounting Industry. Opportunities are provided to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in preparation for employment, or for progression to courses such as AAT level 8 or HND Accounting.

You will be assessed throughout this course with the assessments taking the form of practical assessments, assignment and case studies. Towards the end of your course, you will undertake a Graded Unit examination, which is designed to assess your ability to integrate the knowledge and skills gained through the mandatory units.

The mandatory units are:

Recording Financial Information (year 1); Preparing Final Accounts (year 1); Using Financial Accounting Software (year 1); Cost Accounting (year 2); Management Accounting Using IT (year 2);
Group Award Graded Unit (year 2)

Other units part-time students will study to bring their total credits up to 12 are:

Payroll (year 1); IT in Business Spreadsheets (year 1); Mathematics for Business (year 2).

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher; or 3 relevant subjects at National 5 at A; or a relevant NC or NQ with a minimum of 12 credits. You may be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Accounting, or AAT Level 8 (Advanced Diploma)

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year



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