SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting (Fixed Framework)

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting (Fixed Framework)

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting is available through a growing number of colleges and universities around the world.

Set in a global context, the SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting (SCQF level 8) develops skills and knowledge in the main aspects of international business, management and administration, with a strong focus on financial and management accounting — including information and communication technology.

Typically, an SQA Advanced Diploma takes two years to complete.

Why deliver this qualification

SQA Advanced Diplomas have been developed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and industry — so employers recognise that they provide sound evidence of ability.

This SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting may allow students to progress to qualifications offered by professional accounting bodies.

The unit-based structure supports flexible delivery. A unit is typically 40 hours of timetabled learning.

Who does this qualification suit

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to start their own business

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is decided by the college or learning provider. As a guide, the college or learning provider will look for:

  • school-leaving qualifications equivalent to QCF level 3 or SCQF level 6
  • a centre-devised test which shows the learner’s ability to study at SQA Advanced Diploma level
  • relevant work experience

Progression

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting can provide advanced entry to degree-level study or a masters degree programme. For further information please refer to the SQA university agreements.

This qualification is designed to lead to employment in a number of business- or accounting-related positions such as accounts assistant, finance assistant, accounts supervisor, accounts technician, financial or management accountant.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting may allow students to progress to qualifications offered by professional accounting bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Offer this qualification

Centres that wish to come forward for approval should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

How to assess

Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Ongoing course assessment will apply.

Qualification structure

Group award code: GM52 48 (240 SCQF credit points)

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting at SCQF level 8 consists of 23 units.

Course tutor guide (including course framework)

For further information on the structure and units for this course please refer to the Course Tutor Guide - GM52 48 (1.20 MB)

Unit specifications