Management Accounting using IT SCQF Level 7

A detailed introduction to management accounting and reporting.


Why take this course?

This Unit will introduce you to management accounting and reporting, and is designed to develop your management information decision making and information technology skills. It is offered to students working towards the HNC Accounting qualification. 

For further information on this course, please visit the SQA website.

Credit points and level: 2 HN credits at SCQF level 7: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

You will make use of information technology to demonstrate the various ways in which management information can be displayed. You will learn to provide meaningful information to facilitate planning, control and decision-making through budgets, variance analysis and marginal costing. You will also use a management accounting software package to prepare a financial model for planning and control purposes.

There are four assessments for this course and each will be carried out under supervised conditions. In order to complete this unit successfully, you will be required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance in all assessed work.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be competent in numeracy and communication at SCQF Level 5, or have similar qualifications or experience. Applicants should have also have spreadsheet skills prior to starting the unit.

What you will need

Students are responsible for securing any unit resources listed.

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

Next steps


Students may progress from completion of their HNC to an HND or ACCA course or directly into employment.

The HND course then offers progression to ACCA or again directly into employment as assistant accountants, supervisors or financial or cost accountants. The ACCA course once completed allows the student to apply for accounting positions either in the profession or in industry and gain the relevant work experience to achieve full membership of the Association.



This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Brenda Bryce, Distance Learning Co-ordinator by email or on 01346 506014 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.

Duration Fees* Code
80 Hours over 12 Months £250.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms 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

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