The ICB Financial Programme is divided into four levels.
You can start your studies at the Foundation Level, or apply for exemptions directly with the ICB to start further down the programme. You'll receive a qualification (and certificate) after each level you complete.
How many subjects you complete at a time is up to you. We do however recommend that you do not attempt to complete more than two subjects at a time. It takes on average three months to prepare for each exam, so depending on your circumstances, it will take approximately three years to complete the entire qualification.
National Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 3, SAQA ID 58375
- Business Literacy
- Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
- Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
- Computerised Bookkeeping
Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 4, SAQA ID 58376
- Cost and Management Accounting
- Financial Statements
National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting - NQF 5, SAQA ID 36213
- Income Tax Returns
- Business Law and Accounting Control
National Diploma: Financial Accounting - NQF 6, SAQA ID 20366
- Corporate Strategy
- Management Accounting Control Systems
- Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
- Research Theory and Practice*
*Completed by dissertation. You will not write an exam for this subject, but instead will be provided with a research topic by the ICB. You have to submit your completed research report on exam day.