ICB Further Education & Training Certificate: Bookkeeping

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Financial qualifications are no longer just for university graduates. Times have changed and tuition has evolved. And financial literacy is a scarce skill. So, whether you have recently left school or are already working, you can study towards an internationally recognised ICB qualification.


The Further Education and Training Certificate in Bookkeeping provides you with the knowledge to analyse financial statements, understand cash flow and complete basic management accounts, as well as a working knowledge of cost accounting, financial management and business ethics. 



  • Individuals wanting to be employed in a finance department.
  • Owners or managers of small business completing and managing their own books.
  • You require an accounting qualification to help you progress in your career.



 Lectures for each module are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 12 weeks.


Programmes Material

The programme fee includes ICB registration, ICB assessment fees and all programme material, which becomes the property of the student.


Programme Evaluation

The programme assessment portfolio of evidence includes assignments, formative evaluations and written examinations.



The Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping consists of two modules which are outlined in the following sections.


Course Information


  • Completed Grade 11 (Std 9) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping qualification.


Course Information


Cost & Management Accounting

  • An introduction to managerial accounting.
  • Controlling inventory and overhead costs.
  • Accounting for a manufacturing enterprise.
  • Budgeting and standard costing.
  • Job costing.
  • Financial Management.
  • Organisational ethics.


 Financial Statements

  • Finalisation and interpretation of accounts.
  • Depreciable assets.
  • Financial statements of the sole trader.
  • Partnerships.
  • Corporate entities (closed corporations/ companies)
  • Introduction to IFRS for SMEs.
  • Statement of cash flows.
Course Information


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET SETA). FASSET SETA falls under the Occupational Qualifications Framework (OQF) which is quality assured by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).  


Varsity College, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institute, offers tuition for several of the ICB qualifications that are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


The Further Education &Training Certificate: Bookkeeping programme is on a an NQF L4 (SAQA ID 58376), certified by FASSET.

Course Information

The Business School

The Business School at Varsity College offers ambitious working adults the opportunity to build on their skills with convenient part-time study. You can choose from a variety of world class programmes, that won’t impact on your work hours.

Our aim is to provide a vibrant, fulfilling experience for students. And to ensure their return to a formal learning environment is as undaunting as possible. We offer a high standard of education, with high quality educators and hand-picked partners.

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