Accounting

Course Level:  National 5

The purpose of the Accounting course is to enable learners to understand, and make use of, financial information so that they can prepare financial statements and analyse financial performance.  The course enables learners to develop a wide range of skills including flexibility, adaptability, independence, reliability, working with others, enterprising attitudes and effective use of ICT in an accounting context. 

The Accounting course consists of 3 units:

Preparing Financial Accounting Information

Learners will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will enable them to prepare financial accounting information for external use.

Preparing Management Accounting Information

Learners will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will enable them to prepare internal accounting information.

Analysing Accounting Information

Learners will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will enable them to interpret and analyse accounting information.

In order to gain the National 5 Accounting course award learners must pass all of the above units and also the external course assessment, which will consist of an exam question paper and an ICT-based assignment. 

Further information can be obtained from: 

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47434.html