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ICB
Bookkeeping
Courses
http://www.skillsacademy.co.z
a/icb-bookkeeping-courses/
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers
ICB bookkeeping courses.
You can start at a level below Matric and work up to two levels above Matric
(NQF 6 level). But you have to ask the right questions:
 Why study Bookkeeping?
 Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?
 The difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses
 The different levels of study with the ICB
 The different courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme
 Foundation Level
 Intermediate Level
 Upper Intermediate Level
 Advanced Level
 What qualifications do you get?
 What is distance learning?
 What about ICB courses at Unisa?
Why Study One
of the ICB
Bookkeeping
Courses?
Why Study One of the ICB
Bookkeeping Courses?
 In South Africa bookkeeping and accounting
are scarce skills. FASSET has done a study
on scarce skills in 2015 and then they
published their Scarce Skills Guide 2015.
Why Study One of the ICB
Bookkeeping Courses?
They identified the following as scarce skills:
 Trainee Accountant
 Finance Manager
 General Accountant
 Accounts Clerk
 Payroll Clerk
 Debt Collector
Why Study One of the ICB
Bookkeeping Courses?
 Your bookkeeping qualification will ensure
that you are always in demand.
Why Study One of the ICB
Bookkeeping Courses?
 Also all government departments have
accounting and bookkeeping divisions.
 They work every year to get a “clean audit”.
 That means they need well-trained, qualified,
committed and experienced bookkeeping and
accounting staff and managers.
Can I study ICB
Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t
have Matric?
Can I study ICB Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t have Matric?
 The ICB bookkeeping courses start at NQF
level 3.
 And they go up to NQF level 6.
 Matric is at NQF level 4.
Can I study ICB Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t have Matric?
 So, NO! You don’t need matric to study an
ICB Bookkeeping Course.
 Eventually you will end up with a qualification two
levels above matric.
Can I study ICB Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t have Matric?
 The ICB bookkeeping courses are developed
to be accessible for students who must work
and study at the same time.
Can I study ICB Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t have Matric?
 With distance learning, you can study an hour
every evening.
 There are 5 exams every year.
 Whenever you’re ready you can go write the
exam.
Can I study ICB Bookkeeping
courses if I don’t have Matric?
 After completing the first four subjects, you
will already get your first qualification from
FASSET, and your first ICB Programme
Certificate.
The difference
between
Bookkeeping
and Accounting
The difference between
Bookkeeping and Accounting
 They are two sides of the same thing!
The difference between
Bookkeeping and Accounting
 In bookkeeping you are busy with the
accurate recording of all the transactions of a
company or department.
 You make sure that all income and all expenditure
are properly recorded.
The difference between
Bookkeeping and Accounting
 At the level where your job becomes more
complicated, because you are also reporting
and analysing the business financial
information, we start calling it Accounting.
 So an Accountant is a senior Bookkeeper!
The different
Levels of study
with the ICB
The different Levels of study with
the ICB
The ICB bookkeeping programme is divided
into different levels:
 Foundation Level
 Intermediate Level
 Upper Intermediate Level
 Advanced Level
The different Levels of study with
the ICB
 As you complete each level, you will get
recognition from the ICB for the ICB
bookkeeping courses, in the form of an ICB
Programme Certificate.
 As you complete the different courses inside
the levels, you will get recognition from
FASSET in the form of your formal
qualification.
Courses that
makes up the
ICB Financial
Accounting
Programme
Courses that makes up the ICB
Financial Accounting Programme
The ICB Bookkeeping / Financial Accounting
Programme is broken into four levels, each with its
own full qualification.
 Foundation level – National Certificate: Bookkeeping
(NQF Level 3)
 Intermediate level – FET Certificate: Bookkeeping
(NQF level 4)
 Upper Intermediate level – National Diploma: Technical
Financial Accounting (NQF level 5)
 Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial
Accounting (NQF level 6)
Courses that makes up the ICB
Financial Accounting Programme
Bookkeeping Courses
 National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level
3)
 FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 4)
Courses that makes up the ICB
Financial Accounting Programme
Accounting Courses
 National Diploma: Technical Financial
Accounting (NQF Level 5)
 National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF
Level 6)
Foundation
Level
Foundation Level
 If you did not do that well at school, or you
failed matric, or you have not studied for
many years, then the foundation level helps
you bridge the gap and get back into studying.
Foundation Level
 The level is NQF 3 - the level below matric.
 So students with Grade 10 (Standard 8) will
be able to cope with the work.
 You do not need any previous knowledge if you
start at this level.
 And you need to be at least 16 years old.
Foundation Level
 You must pass four subjects.
 Recommended time: 12 months.
 Distance learning students can take up to 18
months.
Intermediate
Level
Intermediate Level
 The intermediate level are for students who
have successfully completed the foundation
level.
 To enter at this level you must already have
your National Certificate: Bookkeeping.
Intermediate Level
 You must pass two subjects.
 Usually completed in six months.
 Distance learning students can take up to
nine months.
Upper
Intermediate
Level
Upper Intermediate Level
 At this level you move from Bookkeeping to
Accounting.
 You must have your FET Certificate:
Bookkeeping to gain entry to the Upper
Intermediate Level.
Upper Intermediate Level
 You must pass two subjects.
 Usually completed in 6 months.
 Distance learning students can take up to
nine months.
Advanced
Level
Advanced Level
 Here you will gain your National Diploma:
Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6).
 You must be in possession of your National
Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting to
gain access to this level.
Advanced Level
 You must pass four subjects.
 Usually completed in 12 months.
 Distance learning students can take a bit
longer.
What
qualifications do
you get?
What qualifications do you get?
 Foundation Level Qualification
 National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3)
 Intermediate Level Qualification
 FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4)
 Upper Intermediate Level Qualification
 National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
(NQF level 5)
 Advanced Level Qualification
 National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level
6)
Distance
Learning
Distance Learning
 Studying ICB bookkeeping courses via
distance learning is for people who cannot
attend classes.
Distance Learning
 Your course provider sends you books and
study notes.
 And then helps you study over the phone, or
email or some online system.
ICB Courses at
Unisa
ICB Courses at Unisa
 Unisa does not offer any of the ICB courses.
 If you plan to study a degree at Unisa, make
sure you check with them if they will accept
any of your ICB studies for academic credits
or for entry onto their degree programmes.
ICB Courses at Unisa
 Each university has its own rules, so make
absolutely sure you understand how they will
recognise your prior studies.

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ICB Bookkeeping Courses

  • 2. Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers ICB bookkeeping courses. You can start at a level below Matric and work up to two levels above Matric (NQF 6 level). But you have to ask the right questions:  Why study Bookkeeping?  Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  The difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses  The different levels of study with the ICB  The different courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme  Foundation Level  Intermediate Level  Upper Intermediate Level  Advanced Level  What qualifications do you get?  What is distance learning?  What about ICB courses at Unisa?
  • 3. Why Study One of the ICB Bookkeeping Courses?
  • 4. Why Study One of the ICB Bookkeeping Courses?  In South Africa bookkeeping and accounting are scarce skills. FASSET has done a study on scarce skills in 2015 and then they published their Scarce Skills Guide 2015.
  • 5. Why Study One of the ICB Bookkeeping Courses? They identified the following as scarce skills:  Trainee Accountant  Finance Manager  General Accountant  Accounts Clerk  Payroll Clerk  Debt Collector
  • 6. Why Study One of the ICB Bookkeeping Courses?  Your bookkeeping qualification will ensure that you are always in demand.
  • 7. Why Study One of the ICB Bookkeeping Courses?  Also all government departments have accounting and bookkeeping divisions.  They work every year to get a “clean audit”.  That means they need well-trained, qualified, committed and experienced bookkeeping and accounting staff and managers.
  • 8. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?
  • 9. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  The ICB bookkeeping courses start at NQF level 3.  And they go up to NQF level 6.  Matric is at NQF level 4.
  • 10. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  So, NO! You don’t need matric to study an ICB Bookkeeping Course.  Eventually you will end up with a qualification two levels above matric.
  • 11. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  The ICB bookkeeping courses are developed to be accessible for students who must work and study at the same time.
  • 12. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  With distance learning, you can study an hour every evening.  There are 5 exams every year.  Whenever you’re ready you can go write the exam.
  • 13. Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I don’t have Matric?  After completing the first four subjects, you will already get your first qualification from FASSET, and your first ICB Programme Certificate.
  • 15. The difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting  They are two sides of the same thing!
  • 16. The difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting  In bookkeeping you are busy with the accurate recording of all the transactions of a company or department.  You make sure that all income and all expenditure are properly recorded.
  • 17. The difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting  At the level where your job becomes more complicated, because you are also reporting and analysing the business financial information, we start calling it Accounting.  So an Accountant is a senior Bookkeeper!
  • 18. The different Levels of study with the ICB
  • 19. The different Levels of study with the ICB The ICB bookkeeping programme is divided into different levels:  Foundation Level  Intermediate Level  Upper Intermediate Level  Advanced Level
  • 20. The different Levels of study with the ICB  As you complete each level, you will get recognition from the ICB for the ICB bookkeeping courses, in the form of an ICB Programme Certificate.  As you complete the different courses inside the levels, you will get recognition from FASSET in the form of your formal qualification.
  • 21. Courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme
  • 22. Courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme The ICB Bookkeeping / Financial Accounting Programme is broken into four levels, each with its own full qualification.  Foundation level – National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3)  Intermediate level – FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4)  Upper Intermediate level – National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5)  Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6)
  • 23. Courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme Bookkeeping Courses  National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3)  FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 4)
  • 24. Courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme Accounting Courses  National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF Level 5)  National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6)
  • 26. Foundation Level  If you did not do that well at school, or you failed matric, or you have not studied for many years, then the foundation level helps you bridge the gap and get back into studying.
  • 27. Foundation Level  The level is NQF 3 - the level below matric.  So students with Grade 10 (Standard 8) will be able to cope with the work.  You do not need any previous knowledge if you start at this level.  And you need to be at least 16 years old.
  • 28. Foundation Level  You must pass four subjects.  Recommended time: 12 months.  Distance learning students can take up to 18 months.
  • 30. Intermediate Level  The intermediate level are for students who have successfully completed the foundation level.  To enter at this level you must already have your National Certificate: Bookkeeping.
  • 31. Intermediate Level  You must pass two subjects.  Usually completed in six months.  Distance learning students can take up to nine months.
  • 33. Upper Intermediate Level  At this level you move from Bookkeeping to Accounting.  You must have your FET Certificate: Bookkeeping to gain entry to the Upper Intermediate Level.
  • 34. Upper Intermediate Level  You must pass two subjects.  Usually completed in 6 months.  Distance learning students can take up to nine months.
  • 36. Advanced Level  Here you will gain your National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6).  You must be in possession of your National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting to gain access to this level.
  • 37. Advanced Level  You must pass four subjects.  Usually completed in 12 months.  Distance learning students can take a bit longer.
  • 39. What qualifications do you get?  Foundation Level Qualification  National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3)  Intermediate Level Qualification  FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4)  Upper Intermediate Level Qualification  National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5)  Advanced Level Qualification  National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6)
  • 41. Distance Learning  Studying ICB bookkeeping courses via distance learning is for people who cannot attend classes.
  • 42. Distance Learning  Your course provider sends you books and study notes.  And then helps you study over the phone, or email or some online system.
  • 44. ICB Courses at Unisa  Unisa does not offer any of the ICB courses.  If you plan to study a degree at Unisa, make sure you check with them if they will accept any of your ICB studies for academic credits or for entry onto their degree programmes.
  • 45. ICB Courses at Unisa  Each university has its own rules, so make absolutely sure you understand how they will recognise your prior studies.