Entrepreneurship programme - Aldes Training Academy ,

ICB Foundation Level

The ICB Entrepreneurship course Foundation level is the first step in the . There are 3 subjects to complete in this level to get your first ICB National Certificate, while giving you a good grounding for this programme.    

Can be completed in 9 months

Cost: R 9000

Recommended for: Starting your own business. Joining a start-up business as their finance person.

Course type

Here are some quick facts about the course.

  • Course duration: Each subject or learning are within the National Diploma can be completed in Three (3) Months
  • Type of course: Distance learning / correspondence
  • Assessment: Formative assessments / assignment and a summative assessment / examination conducted by the ICB, and a dissertation for the Accounting Theory and Practice learning area
  • Accreditation: ICB as a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET
  • Qualification awarded: ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF L4, SAQA ID 48736)

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • GR 11 (St 9)  NQF 3 or equivalent
  • Students have to register separately with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as well as with Aldes Training Academy
  • Aldes Training Academy assists all students with their ICB registrations, at no extra charge
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • Kindly contact us directly should any questions remain
  • Please download and read the The 2017 ICB Prospectus file for further information

Course Objectives

These overall course objectives will give you an idea about what to expect from the course. It is possible that they will help you see that this course is not the right one for you. In this case you are sure to find something more suitable amongst our wide range of courses – just keep searching until you find that perfect course


What you will learn

Every Entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that, will be you. The subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you need to make your business a success.

Course contents

The following subjects are required for the National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management:

Additional information

  • GR 11 (St 9) or equivalent
  • Students have to register separately with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as well as with Aldes Training Academy
  • Aldes Training Academy assists all students with their ICB registrations, at no extra charge
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • Kindly contact us directly should any questions remain
  • Please download and read the The 2017 ICB Prospectus file for further information

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