HNC – Accounting

What is HNC – Higher National Certificate

HNC is a certification that is accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) as Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) level 7 qualification.

What is SQA – Scottish Qualification Authority

SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland. As an awarding body it works with schools, colleges, universities and government to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications.

What is SCQF – Scottish Credit Qualification Framework

SCQF is Scotland’s national qualification framework that helps people to understand full range of Scottish qualifications, how these qualifications relates to each other and how different types of qualifications can contribute to improve the skills of the workforce.

The SCQF levels show the difficulty of various certifications/diplomas. Out of total 12 levels in the SCQF, level 1 being the least difficult and level 12 is the most difficult.

Advantages of HNC Accounting

The HNC accounting group awards are based on the standard accounting practice. They have up to date relevance and appeal for those seeking employment in the accounting sector. It provides candidate the right skills and knowledge they need to meet the requirements of employers.

Further Progression

HNC Accounting gives a candidate a scope to develop and progress to further professional and academic qualification such as ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW and advance placements in various undergraduate programs of UK universities.



Recording Financial Information
Preparing Financial Accounts
Using Financial Accounts Software
Cost Accounting
Management Accounting Using Information Technology
Accounting (graded unit)
Economics Issues: an Introduction


On pursuing professional / academic qualifications of following professional bodies or universities you will be exempted from relevant courses, semesters or be eligible for direct entry to year 1 of certain universities.

Professional Bodies
Exemptions Program
ACCA 3 courses Chartered Certified Accounting
CIMA 5 courses Chartered Management Accounting
ICAEW 3 courses Chartered Accountancy
Foundation Diploma of ACCA 7 courses Foundation Diploma
University of West of Scotland Year 1 Bachelor of Accountancy
Glasgow Caledonian University Entry to year 1 BA Accountancy
Heriot-Watt University Entry to year 1 BA Accountancy
University of Dundee Entry to year 1 BA Accountancy
The Robert Gordon University Entry to year 1 BA Accounting and Finance
University of Stirling Entry to year 1 BA Accountancy
University of London
International Programs
Entry to year 1
LLB / BS / BSc
HDB from IQN 6 courses Higher Diploma in Business


The ideal qualification to start HNC is Intermediate or O’Levels. However, Martric students can also apply. Their final selection will be on interview and grades in Matriculation exams.

B.Com students may claim exemptions from 3 HNC courses.

Admissions / Contact Details:

We will be offering HNC and HDB classes at PECHS and Cams Clifton campuses. Students can apply for admissions on the basis of their 1st year or O’ Level results.

Admissions are in progress.

Class commencement:

  • Batch I      14th Jun 2014
  • Batch II     09th Jul 2014
  • Batch III   16th Aug 2014
  • Batch IV   13th Sep 2014

Scholarship / Financial Assistance

We offer merit/need based scholarships and financial assistance to students meeting the specified criteria.

  • 10% – 25% Scholarship to students with ‘A’ grade in Matric or 6A+3B in O’ Level or above 70% marks in relevant qualifications
  • Financial assistance is offered purely on need basis after interview of parents and student

Contact Details

CAMS Clifton Campus: PECHS Campus:-
Ms. Monica Peter
109-B, Gulshan-e-Faisal
CAMS Clifton Campus
Tel: (9221) 35837108/9, 35876074/5
Ms. Sobia Saleem
Special Plot 1-B,
Block 2, PECHS
Tel: (9221) 34523158 / 34538218