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ICB Financial Accounting

Whether you are just getting started or are already a working professional, our courses have been designed to give you the practical skills and accreditation to further develop your career at your own pace.
When studying an ICB course you can rest assured that you will be studying the most credible and reputable bookkeeping, office administration, entrepreneurship and business management qualifications in Southern Africa. 
So whether you want to become a Certified Bookkeeper and run your own business, or become a Certified Financial Accountant - our range of ICB courses will give you the right skills and accreditation to advance your accounting career.
Choosing a tuition provider is vital. 
It is important to know that the time and resources you've invested in your studies are going to result in achieving your professional goals. Therefore choosing a reputable and recognised tuition provider is invaluable. 
From your initial enquiry until you complete your qualification, we will give you all the advice, guidance and support you need to ensure that you pass and achieve your goals.
We understand when studying at home, you need more than just excellent, up–to–date study material. You also need expert home–study methods and outstanding tutor support that we aim to provide. 
When you enrol with us, you automatically have the support of our expert tutors.
Our tutor program is designed to keep you on track with your studies by providing you with extra support in those difficult areas where you might feel that you need that extra help, ultimately giving you peace of mind.
“The fact that we have access to a tutor makes a big difference. Studying through IBTC is great!” - Maretha Bekker, ICB - Home study student

Have a look at our flexible options to study towards your ICB qualification.


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.

Foundation Level

 National Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 3, SAQA ID 58375

- Business Literacy
- Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
- Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
- Computerised Bookkeeping

Intermediate Level

Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 4, SAQA ID 58376

- Cost and Management Accounting
- Financial Statements

Upper Intermediate Level

National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting - NQF 5, SAQA ID 36213

- Income Tax Returns
- Business Law and Accounting Control

Advanced Level

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.

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