HND Accounting - Year Two

This course is for learners who are looking for direct entry into year two and have already studied year one HND Accounting or HNC Accounting (either at Forth Valley College or another educational establishment).

Please note, before we can offer a place on this programme we will have to review the units that you have already achieved to check their currency and relevance. This is to ensure we can accommodate the units you need to allow you to successfully gain your HND group award.

Classes will be a mix of online and in campus. You should be aware that whilst there will be some online classes, this is not a distance-learning course. Online will still be a class-setting basis over Microsoft teams, so you will be engaging with others and your lecturer too and attendance is required in all classes (online and in campus).

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Accounting for Specialist Transactions
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business Tax
  • Income Tax
  • Company Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application
  • Accounting Graded Units 2 and 3

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Book-Keeper
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Financial and Management Accountant positions at various levels

Upon completion of this qualification, you may choose to:

  • Take up employment in a related field
  • Undertake professional qualifications
  • Progress to University

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year three of the following degree programmes:

  • MA (Hons) Accountancy - Aberdeen University
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - Abertay University
  • BA (Hons) Accounting - Edinburgh Napier
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy - Glasgow Caledonian
  • BA (Hons) Accounting - UWS
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - Heriot-Watt
  • MA (Hons) Accountancy - Heriot-Watt
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - University of the Highlands and Islands
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - Robert Gordon University
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Management - Robert Gordon University
  • BA (Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk - Glasgow Caledonian
  • BAcc (Hons) Accounting - University of Stirling
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy & Finance - University of Stirling

Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year one or two of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

  • Year One HND Accounting or HNC Accounting

Additional Requirements:

  • Final selection is subject to successful screening of application and review of units to check for compatibility on our programme.  This will involve a discussion (over email or telephone) with the curriculum manager.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application • If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
  • Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
  • Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
  • Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
  • If your application is successful, you will be contacted by the teaching department (this may involve an interview)
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
  • If you are unable to attend any interview that is arranged or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Alloa Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8