Cost Accounting SCQF Level 7

Focusing on effective cost accounting skills and understanding.

Overview

Why take this course?

This is a mandatory Unit within PDA Group Awards, the HNC/HND Accounting Group Award, and may also be part of other HN group awards as optional or may be taken as a stand alone HN Unit. It is primarily aimed at those who expect to take up a career or further study in cost/management accounting, those who want to work in a supervisory/managerial role, and those with appropriate work experience looking to formalise their qualifications or progress in their accounting career.

Credit points and level: 2 HN credits at SCQF level 7: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

This unit will enable you to maintain a working accounting system for classifying and recording cost accounting information for purposes such as stock valuations, job costing and profit measurement. On completion of the unit, you should be able to:

  • Account for material costs  
  • Account for labour costs  
  • Apportion and allocate overhead costs  
  • Account for product costs  
  • Record transactions in a cost accounting system 
  • Manage and lead people and activities within the office environment.
  • Manage organisational change.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the recruitment and selection process.
  • Evaluate the role of training and development within the office environment.

The unit is assessed using five separate assessments which all take the form of case studies which are taken under exam conditions. In order to complete the unit successfully, you will be required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance in all assessed work.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Part-time
Method of study
This is a blended learning course, combining self study with elements of classroom attendance – often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

Candidates would normally be expected to be competent in numeracy and communication at SCQF level 5 or have similar qualifications or experience.

What you will need

Students are responsible for securing unit resources listed.

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers or ILA funding may apply.

Next steps

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Availability

Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Brenda Bryce, Distance Learning Co-ordinator by email or on 01346 506014 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Starts Duration Fees Code
1 September 2016 80 Hours over 12 Months £237.00
YBUCT
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Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Information & Booking Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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For distance learning courses, the course fees for non-Scottish residents may differ from that advertised on the website and in the course guide. Therefore, all course fees should be confirmed with the College at the time of booking.