NC Accounting

This course introduces students to a range of skills, knowledge and understanding relating to a wide range of business and accounting activities. 

This is the first step towards a career in many different aspects of finance and business.

  • Financial Skills for a Small Business
  • Recording Transactions in the Ledger
  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information
  • Preparing Management Accounting Information
  • Analysing Accounting Information
  • Handling Wages and Salaries
  • Management Accounting Systems
  • Computer Applications: Accounting
  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Spreadsheets for Administrators
  • Developing Skills for Employment
  • Economics of the Market

  • General accounts positions
  • Book-keeper
  • Accounts assistant
  • Payroll assistant

  • Students who successfully complete this course may be given the opportunity to progress to the HNC/D in Accounting, Business or a related discipline.

One of the following:

  • Three National 4 awards (or equivalent) in relevant subject areas
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should hold IELTS at 5.5 or an appropriate ESOL qualification
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but have relevant work experience or alternative qualifications may be considered

    Additional requirements:

  • Final selection subject to application screening and a discussion (via 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 invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5