ICB Financial Accounting Level 1: National Certificate: Bookkeeping

R16 737.00

This course will equip you with the skills and the knowledge needed to perform accounting functions in small organisations. It will also teach you how to provide support to financial administrators, accounting technicians, accountants and financial managers in medium and large organisations, so that the accounting and financial management functions can be performed effectively.

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Certificate Certified by ICB & Fasset

Course code: C00823



Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)

Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)

Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)

Business Literacy (BUSL)


What can my job title be?

Junior Bookkeeper

Accounts Clerk

Reconciliation Clerk

Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.

The ability to read and write in English.

Learners must be at least 16 years of age.

Course type: Accredited

SAQA ID: NQF L3 (SAQA ID: 58375)

Minimum credits: 120

Quality assurance partner: The International Certifications for Business (ICB)

Quality council: The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Certification: National Certificate: Bookkeeping

Certification issued by: ICB and Fasset

Assessment information:

2 to 3 formative assessments per subject. Submitted to and marked by Optimi College.

1 Portfolio of Evidence per subject. All Portfolios of Evidence are digital. Your Portfolio of Evidence is completed on Macci, the ICB’s digital platform, when you register for your exam. The Portfolio of Evidence has a deadline determined by the ICB. You need to pass and complete your Portfolio of Evidence to be allowed access to the exam.

      • Phase 1: 1 assignment and 1 test (both online, auto-marked, open book)
      • Phase 2: 1 assignment and 1 test (both online, auto-marked, open book)
      • Phase 3: 1 assignment (download, complete, upload, hand-marked, open book)

1 final exam per subject. Online (hand-marked) or paper-based at a venue (hand marked)


Pass requirements:

      • 30% of your final mark comes from your Portfolio of Evidence.
      • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam.
      • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass.
      • You need at least 60% overall to pass.


Exam information:

Exams can be written in February, May, August and November each year.


Exam fees:

Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.

      • Annual student registration fee: R470.00
      • Assessment fees for digital PoE (paper and online): R850.00
      • Assessment postponement fee per subject/learning area (paper and online): R350.00
      • Assessment late entry fee per subject/learning area (paper and online): R560.00
      • Assessment re-mark and examiners report fee per subject/learning area: R1 200.00
      • Private invigilator admin fee (prior approval required): R2 100.00

Course fee: R16 737.00

Deposit: R1 848.00

Monthly instalment: R1 145.31

Payment duration: 13 months

Study duration: 16 months

Dedicated support team

Dedicated lecturer

Orientation session

Study calendar

Online student check-ins

Deep dive sessions

Live online lectures

Recorded online lectures

Interactive quizzes and exam preparation

Online forum interaction with peers and lecturer

Exam booking assistance

Study material and courier delivery included

Online classroom access