Access to Accounts

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed to allow progression to HNC Accounting Next Generation. Although primarily intended to precede the HNC in Accounting, it also provides evidence of a level of competence and transferable skills to justify progression in related disciplines like Business.

You will learn a selection of topics, including:

Recording Transactions in the Ledger; Handling Wages and Salaries; Financial Services: The Regulatory Framework; Digital and Enterprise Skills.

Some of the subjects you will learn in more detail:

Preparing Management Accounting Information - meets the needs of users of accounting information such as managers of branches, departments or subsidiaries of larger organisations; it deals with data suited to making correct management decisions on a day-to-day, week-to-week or month-to-month basis.

IT Solutions for Administrators - as well as specialist software, all kinds of accounting-related ad hoc tasks will be done using spreadsheets, databases and word processing software.

Entry Requirements

3 relevant subjects at National 4 including English and Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 5. You may be required to attend a group or individual interview and or/a skills check.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level