Financial Accounting PDA

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What is special about this course?

These 'mini' HE Accounting awards are made up of four HN units and can be completed as stand-alone awards, or can be built on and can lead to full HNC awards.  PDAs are nationally recognised qualifications, which can help to enhance the career prospects of candidates.  Attendance is required at college classes on a part-time basis.

Special features

  • This course will develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current financial accounting practice.
  • You will gain knowledge of  manual book-keeping skills and will prepare candidates for employment in a financial accounting role.
  • You will develop skills using commercially produced financial accounting software
  • You will gain experience in preparing final accounts for a range of business organisations.

Entry requirements

  • Some previous accounts knowledge required.
  • Please contact your local college for more information.

Access routes

NC Business

Year 1 - PDA

  • Preparing Final Accounts
  • Recording Financial Information
  • Using Financial Accounting Software

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time attendance
  • Part Time Distance (Perth College UHI)
  • Please contact the campus where you wish to study for more details on study options.

Attendance at some tutorials may be required at some colleges and you may be part of a full-time class.

All subjects are internally assessed on an ongoing basis. At some colleges students are expected to make regular use of the college’s library facilities for research and study. 

For more information contact your local college.

How long will my course last?

  • Part time - 1 year

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Variable start dates for distance learning at Perth College UHI, contact the college for more information)

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the PDA Financial Accounting you may consider an Accounting or business role.

Former students have secured roles in management and business organisations.

Can I progress into further study?

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Financial Accounting PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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