Financial Accounting Certification course - Aldes Training Academy ,

ICB Foundation Level

The ICB Financial Accounting Certification path begins with the ICB Foundation Level qualification. The ICB Foundation Level qualification consists of four subjects introducing the broad concepts required within the bookkeeping and accounting function of business. Successful candidates can expect to jumpstart their careers using new found skills and confidence

Can be completed in 12 Months

Cost: R 12 000

Recommended for: Junior Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Reconciliation Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Course type

Here are some quick facts about the course.

  • Course duration: Each subject or learning area within the National Certificate 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: National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF L3, SAQA ID 58375)

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent, at least 16 years of age
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • 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

Course Objectives

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What you will learn

  • This National Certificate programme is the first step or designation in the ICB Financial Accounting Certification Programme. Once qualified, the Junior Bookkeeper is able to complete all the functions of the Accounts Clerk, Debtors Clerk, Creditors Clerk and Payroll Clerk and becomes an integral member of the accounts department in any organization.
  • This National Certificate programme includes a study of business communication, numeracy, basic bookkeeping to trial balance, basic conditions of employment, SARS registrations and submissions, payroll and computerised bookkeeping

Course contents

The following subjects are required for the National Certificate: Bookkeeping

Additional information

  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent, at least 16 years of age
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • 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

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