Accounting SCQF Level 7

Providing you with a valuable knowledge of accounting practices and processes.


Why take this course?

This course is perfect for those looking to enter the accountancy profession as it will help you to build a well-rounded, valuable skill set which meets the standards required by employers. It is designed to provide you with a solid foundation (particularly in computational work) in the concepts and processes used in financial and management accounting.

What you will experience

You will develop practical skills in recording financial information and preparing/interpreting final accounts. You will also study cost and management accounting and use computing software such as Excel and SAGE, as well as business law and payroll.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have two Higher qualifications at grade C or above, preferably in English and one other subject. Applicants should also have a National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level qualification (at a minimum) in Maths.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy will be considered as equivalent of two Highers for entry to this course – no further Higher qualifications will be required. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills will be considered equivalent to a subject related Higher. The additional Higher required for entry does not require to be subject related.

Those who have successfully completed the NCGA Business course are also encouraged to apply.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Career opportunities are available at various levels, including roles such as:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Trainee Accountant

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
November 2019
28 Weeks
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.