Financial Accounting PDA

Course code 94N4

What is special about this course?

These 'mini' HE Accounting awards are made up of four HN units which can either be completed as stand-alone awards, or can be built on and lead to full HNC awards. PDAs are nationally-recognised qualifications, which can help to enhance the career prospects of candidates. On-campus attendance is required at classes on a part-time basis.

Special features

  • This course will develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current financial accounting practice
  • You will gain knowledge of  manual book-keeping skills and be prepared for employment in a financial accounting role
  • You will develop skills using commercially produced financial accounting software
  • You will gain experience in preparing final accounts for a range of business organisations

Entry requirements

  • Some previous accounts knowledge required
  • Please contact your local campus for more information

Access routes

  • NC Business

Year 1 - PDA

  • Preparing final accounts
  • Recording financial information
  • Using financial accounting software

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time distance
  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • All subjects are internally assessed on an ongoing basis
  • For more information, contact your local campus

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness
  • Moray
  • Perth
  • Shetland

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Variable start dates for distance learning at UHI Perth (contact the campus for more information)


For information on costs for this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support, such as an Individual Training Account, may be available. Please contact the relevant UHI partner for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the PDA Financial Accounting, you may consider an accounting or business role.

Former students have secured roles in management and business organisations.

Can I progress into further study?

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Apply for Financial Accounting PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2024 or Jan/Feb 2025

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