ICB Research Theory and Practice - Aldes Training Academy

Our ICB Research Theory and Practice subject is the fourth and especially relevant topic required for the ICB Advanced Level programmes. The evaluation takes the form of a mini research based dissertation . The research and dissertation relates to subject matter covered within the ICB Financial Reporting and Regulatory frameworks subject. Hence the reason for combining the two subjects.

Can be completed in 3 Months

Cost: R 3 300

Recommended for: Financial accountant, Accounting Officer

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 ICB National Certificate on completion of the Advanced Level programme

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • Hold a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: Upper Intermediate Level learning areas
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • 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

This final course on the ICB Financial Accounting Certification path is evaluated by means of a mini dissertation or research study

It is usual to complete the Research Theory and Practice learning area at the same time as the Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks skills programme. This is because the topics on which the research study is based are derived from the content studied in Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks.  They remain separate learning areas but it is ideal to work on your dissertation while simultaneously completing of the Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks learning area. You can submit your dissertation at approximately the same time as your final summative assessment in Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks

Course contents

  • A mini dissertation as described above

Additional information

  • Hold a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: Upper Intermediate Level learning areas
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • Please download and read the The 2017 ICB Prospectus file for further information

Save this information

Get started today & advance your career!

Enrol