Financial Accounting

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Attendance PatternDurationSCQF LevelYear Group
Wednesday afternoon online. Self-directed study is required on a Friday. 1 year 6/7  S6

 

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About this course

About this course

This course is aimed at those with an interest in accounting and will develop knowledge and skills of book-keeping concepts and also provide students with the opportunity to use a financial accounting package (Sage). Both elements of the course provide a good grounding in financial accounting and will be of value to students who either wish to progress to HNC Accounting or undertake a degree in Accountancy at University.

Previous students have found the book-keeping unit extremely valuable preparation for either of these routes putting them ahead of their peers in HNC or year 1. The course also contains development of skills using accounting software and this is something highly sought after by employers. Both units within this course are current and develop skills for employment throughout.

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Recording Financial Transactions (SCQF 6)

This unit covers the fundamentals of manual bookkeeping and will introduce students to the books of prime entry, double entry bookkeeping, preparing VAT Returns and bank reconciliation procedures.


Using Financial Accounting Software (SCQF 7)

In this unit pupils will put the skills learned in the first unit into practice using accounting software, performing many of the same tasks but in a very different context, allowing them to broaden their IT skills.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The course is designed for S6 pupils.

Applicants must have a minimum of National 5 in English and Maths and also one relevant Higher.

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Course progression

Course progression

Students could be offered the opportunity to also study Payroll (SCQF 7) which would give them a PDA in Bookkeeping

On completion of the course, students may wish to progress to one of the following paths: