Financial Accounting (PDA)

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Financial Accounting offers individuals the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for a finanical supporting role within an organisation.

The PDA is suited to individuals wishing to study on a part time basis whilst in employment in the sector. It is also appropriate for adult returners to education.

It will provide individuals with personal and professional development opportunities and provide a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) vehicle for individuals who are employed within the accounting sector.

Units may include: Management, Recording Finanical Information, Using Financial Accounting Software, Preparing Financial Statements.

Entry Requirements

Individuals should be able to demonstrate good communications skills and be able to show an aptitude for studying at SCQF Level 6 or above. Applications will be discussed on an individual basis dependant on prior experience.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

1 year


Business, Management and Accounting

SCQF Level