Business Management & Accounting

PIC Level 4 – Higher National Certificate in Accounting

Higher National Certificate in Accounting is designed for future accountants and is structured to present students with a wide-ranging understanding of the aspects of Accounting. The course content focuses both on the areas of financial accounting and management accounting that answers practical questions such as how managers make informed decisions.

Higher National Certificate in Business Management qualification consists of 8 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 academic credits.

This curriculum is defined as being the number of credits that may be awarded to a learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit. One credit is equal to 10 hours of National Learning Hours.


1st Semester 
PIC/HNCA/4021 Introduction to Management Accounting 15
PIC/HNCA/4022 Introduction to Financial Accounting 15
PIC/HNCA/4023 Professional Skills for Accountants 15
PIC/HNCA/4024 Quantitative Methods 15
2nd  Semester 
PIC/HNCA/4025 Principle of Management 15
PIC/HNCA/4026 Computer Skills for Accountants 15
PIC/HNCA/4027 Introduction to Economics 15
PIC/HNDA/4028 Financial Accounting 15

This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the followings:

General Certificate Educational (G.C.E) Advanced Level qualification with 3 passes or any qualification which is at Level 3 or foundation diploma course and General Certificate Educational (G.C.E) Ordinary level qualification or equivalent qualification with 06 subject’s passes.

This certificate qualification is expected to be provided minimum of 12 months for full-time study. PiC should make sure the time management and hours of program are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered in person, virtual platform, through lectures and tutorial assignments including 03 months or 400 hours of on the job training is required.