Business and Accounting NQ

What is special about this course?

The business world is constantly changing and employers want their staff to have the range of skills our NQ in Business and Accounting offers.  This national qualification provides an excellent introduction to business and accounting for school leavers and mature students, giving you the confidence and skills you need to find work in a business and/or accounting environment or to study at Higher National level.

Entry requirements

Communcations at SCQF 4 and you should have completed four years of secondary education.  Your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

If you are unsure about whether this is the right course for you, please arrange an appointment with a member of College staff to discuss your eligibility.

The basic of business:

  • Communication
  • Customer Care
  • Economics
  • Enterprise Activity
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing

In this course, you will also study five Core Skills, including Communication, ICT and Numeracy, which can help you to gain the essential skills required for life, learning and employment.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course you should be able to progress to HNC Accounting or HNC Business course(s).

This level of qualification should help you to find a job as a clerical or retail assistant within the public or private business sector.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.