ICB Bookkeeping to Trial Balance - Aldes Training Academy

The ICB Bookkeeping to Trial Balance course is one of the required subjects for the ICB Foundation Level programmes. It assumes no prior knowledge. The essential concepts of bookkeeping are presented enabling students to become proficient in all bookkeeping skills required to prepare a trial balance.

Can be completed in 3 Months

Cost: R 3 300

Recommended for: Employees in Finance departments, accounts clerks, debtors clerks, creditors clerks, payroll clerks

Course type

Here are some quick facts about the course.

  • Course duration: 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
  • Accreditation: ICB as a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET
  • Qualification awarded: You will receive your National Certificate on completion of the Foundation Level programme

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • Grade 10 (Std 8), NQF L3 or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge is required
  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • 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, including our NEW Pro version package, for further information

Course Objectives

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What you will learn

This skills programme assumes no knowledge of bookkeeping and teaches the student to use the original source documents to prepare the books of account of the business. This includes the subsidiary journals to the general and subsidiary ledgers, trial balance, and the bank and creditors reconciliations.

Course contents

  • Module 1 Basic introduction to Business, Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Module 2 Value Added tax (Vat) and source documents
  • Module 3 Recording cash transactions
  • Module 4 Recording credit and sundry transactions
  • Module 5 Inventory systems
  • Module 6 Individual accounts for debtors and creditors, and supplier and general ledger reconciliations
  • Module 7 Bank reconciliations process
  • Module 8 Drafting financial statements

Additional information

  • Grade 10 (Std 8), NQF L3 or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge is required
  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • 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, including our NEW Pro version package, for further information

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