• Business

    PDA in Management Accounting

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Thursday evening between 6pm - 9pm for 32 weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

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Experience in Accounting or a related field would be beneficial. However, entry is open to you if you can demonstrate, by formal qualificiation or experience, a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the award.

It would be beneficial for candidates to be competent in communication, numeracy and IT skills to SCQF Level 5.

What's Involved

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Management Accounting at SCQF level 7 offers you an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for a management accounting support role within an organisation.

It is primarily intended for those who expect to take up a career in accounting and/or financial administration but is also relevant to those with appropriate work experience who wish to formalise their qualifications or progress in their accounting career.

You will study the following 2 credit units:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting Using Information Technology

On completion of this PDA you may take further related PDAs or HN Units to build up your qualifications.

The PDA will prepare you for employment within the accounting and business services sector. The positions which you may take up include:

  • Accounting assistants
  • Financial administrators



This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), Fee Waiver and Part Time Funding Grant, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.

Any course over £150 is eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558

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