Accounting HND

University of the Highlands and Islands
In Elgin, Inverness, Lerwick and 2 other venues (Scotland)

Higher than Rs 100000

Important information


The HND Accounting covers a wide range of accounting concepts and provides you with an excellent grounding in the principles of financial and management accounting using manual and computerised approaches.

It is designed to prepare you for a career in accounting or financial administration.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above or 2 A Levels at grade D or above Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Accounting Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis Access routes HNC Accounting


Where and when

Starts Location
Moray Street, IV30 1JJ, Moray, Scotland
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1 Inverness Campus, IV2 5NA, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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Gremista, ZE1 0PX, Shetland, Scotland
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Crieff Road, PH1 2NX, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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Ormlie Road, KW14 7EE, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course

Accounting software

Course programme

Year 1 - HNCMandatory units are:
  • Graded Unit 1: Accounting 
  • Management accounting using IT
  • Preparing final accounts
  • Recording financial information
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Cost accounting,

Optional subjects may include:
  • Project Management
  • Communication: Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction
  • Business Law: An Introduction
  • Payroll
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Company Law: An Introduction
  • Personal Enterprise Skills
  • Statistics for Business
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Business Accounting
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Workplace Experience
  • Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus
Year 2 - HNDMandatory units are:
  • Accounting for specialised transactions
  • Business taxation
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Graded Unit 2: Accounting
  • Graded Unit 3: Accounting 
  • Management accounting for decision making
  • Management accouning for planning and control

Optional subjects may include:
  • Income Tax
  • IT in Business: Advanced Spreadsheets
  • Office Management
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Economics 2: The World Economy
  • Corporate Information Systems
  • Office Management
  • Workplace Experience
  • Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Additional information

How will I study my course?Full timePart time (structured)Part time (unstructured)You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom
How long will my course last?Full time: 2 years (HNC + HND)Part time (structured): 4 years (HNC + HND)Part time (unstructured): 4+years (HNC+ HND)

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