SCQF Level 7


Flexible start date




  • Business & Management


  • Online

Why take this course?

This is a mandatory Unit within the PDA Financial Accounting and PDA Book Keeping, as well as the HNC/HND Accounting course. It may also be part of other HN group awards as an optional Unit, or taken as a stand alone HN Unit. It is primarily intended for those who expect to take up a career or further study in accounting and/or financial administration, but is also very relevant to those with appropriate work experience who wish to formalise their book-keeping skills.

Upon course completion you should be able to effectively record and manage financial information with enhanced manual book-keeping skills.

For further information on this course, please visit the SQA website.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

You will gain a good understanding of how to record financial information, using a double entry book-keeping system, up to trial balance. The unit will also enable candidates to complete a VAT return and incorporate control mechanisms into the book-keeping system. The course will teach you to:

  • Record financial transactions in books of original entry
  • Record financial transactions in a double entry book-keeping system and extract a trial balance
  • Complete a VAT Return
  • Incorporate control mechanisms into a book-keeping system