Available CIMA Courses

Bellview’s CIMA Course Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by CIMA as a registered learning institution to provide their courses. This means that Bellview offers the latest syllabus with all of the assessment updates.

You can find Bellview on the CIMA website as a registered tuition provider for CIMA courses. Bellview has also obtained a certificate of registration from CIMA to offer their courses.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited and registered to offer the following CIMA courses:


Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA)

SAQA ID number: 24418
Qualification Title: National Certificate: Business Accounting
Qualification Type: National Certificate 
Originator: SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management 
Course Credits: 120
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Business Law


Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level (Dip MA)

SAQA ID number: 24406
Qualification Title: National Diploma: Management Accounting
Qualification Type: National Diploma
Originator: Generic Provider – Field 03
Course Credits: 240
NQF Level 06
Instructional Offering

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • F1 Financial Reporting
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • OPS CS Operational Case Study
  • CPP Operational Gateway


Business Accounting: CIMA Managerial Level  (Adv Dip MA)

SAQA ID number: 24406
Qualification Title: Advanced Diploma: Management Accounting
Qualification Type: Advanced Diploma
Originator: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Course Credits: 240
NQF Level 06
Instructional Offering

  • E2 Managing Performance
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting
  • MAN CS Management Case Study
  • CGA Managerial Gateway


Business Accounting: CIMA Strategic Level (CGMA)

SAQA ID number: 20400
Qualification Title: Professional Qualification: Chartered Management Accountant
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Course Credits: 930
NQF Level 07
Instructional Offering

  • E3 Strategic Management
  • F3 Financial Strategy
  • P3 Risk Management
  • STRAT CS Strategic Case Study
  • SG Strategic Gateway

Benefits Of Studying With Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning

You can complete the CIMA programme with Bellview through Distance Learning to obtain your accredited CIMA qualifications. Studying with Bellview has many benefits, such as:

  • Engaging support systems: Bellview’s staff are trained to assist you with any questions and queries. These will be answered as soon as possible
  • Simple and quick deliveries: With Bellview, you do not need to worry about getting your study materials. We make sure that all of your course materials will be delivered right to your doorstep within 5 to 7 working days (note that delivery time might vary if you do not live in one of the main cities)
  • Quick results: Bellview makes sure that you receive any examination marks as soon as they are ready so that you can check your results
  • Year-round registration: You can register for the course of your choice at any time of the year. If you still want to make sure about which course to choose or if you are looking for more information on your course, you can register whenever you are ready and start your course as soon as possible
  • Study group support: As an extra support system, you will gain free access to the Together We Pass student platform for the duration of your studies. You can engage with other students who are studying the same course as you and discuss your studies
  • Multiple application methods: If you want to register for a course with Bellview, there are multiple ways to do so. You can choose whichever method suits your needs. You can:

What Are CIMA Courses?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) focuses on business and accounting. They aim to give students professional qualifications in finance, accounting, and business management. 

Once you become a qualified CIMA candidate, you can use the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) which will give you a qualification that is industry-recognised. These qualifications are recognised internationally, making your qualification usable wherever you go.

Why Should I Study CIMA Courses?

CIMA courses have a variety of benefits as they are one of the world’s leading tuition providers in finance and accounting. Some of the benefits of studying a CIMA course include:

  • More career opportunities: After getting your CIMA qualification, your career options will broaden. You will gain the skills and knowledge to work in accounting, IT, or you can work as a senior manager at highly recognised organisations
  • Increased earning potential: Since CIMA qualifications are internationally recognised, you will be able to work at some of the highest-paying companies all over the world
  • Skills provided by CIMA courses: CIMA provides skills and knowledge in accounting, they also provide students with a wild skill set that is useful in any business field. These courses truly help students to excel in the business world
  • Improve your strategic thinking: As CIMA courses integrate management, business, and accounting, these courses will improve your strategic thinking skills. With a CIMA qualification, you will be able to maximise business profits and act in the most efficient way when it comes to solving problems
  • Pay more attention to detail: Since you will be working with finances which are essentially one of the most important parts of keeping a business running, you will learn how to pay extra attention to detail. CIMA courses will help you to lead your mind into detail-oriented thinking so that you can feel confident in the position you are in

Bellview’s CIMA Courses

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers the following CIMA courses:

  • Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA) – NQF Level 5
  • Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level (Dip MA) – NQF Level 6
  • Business Accounting: CIMA Managerial Level  (Adv Dip MA) – NQF Level 6
  • Business Accounting: CIMA Strategic Level (CGMA) – NQF Level 7


Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA)

Application Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this CIMA course as it is an entry-level course. You must simply be 16 years or older and have a good grasp of the English language in order to start this course. 

If you have a good understanding of Mathematics, it will be beneficial. It is, however, not necessary to have extensive knowledge of mathematics, business operations, or the financial industry as all of this information will be covered during the course.


Course Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level course:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Business Law


Course Duration

This course can be completed within a period of 12 to 18 months. CIMA has mentioned that most students complete this course within 12 months.


Award Type 

National Certificate: Business Accounting (NQF level 05).


Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level (Dip MA)

Application Requirements

In order to start this course, you must pass the Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA) course. 

If you have studied a relevant degree to this CIMA certificate in the past, you may be exempted from some of the examinations. You can search for your course to see if you qualify for an exam exemption.


Course Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level course:

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • F1 Financial Reporting
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • OPS CS Operational Case Study
  • CPP Operational Gateway


Course Duration

This qualification can be completed in a period of 12 to 24 months. If you have passed all of your exams the first time, you can complete the course in 12 months. 

Since this is a professional qualification, you will still need to gain practical work experience for this qualification.


Award Type

National Diploma: Management Accounting (NQF level 06).


Business Accounting: CIMA Managerial Level (Adv Dip MA)

Application Requirements

You will need to pass the Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level (Dip MA) course as well as your case study exam in order to start this course.


Course Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the Business Accounting: CIMA Managerial Level course:

  • E2 Managing Performance
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting
  • MAN CS Management Case Study
  • CGA Managerial Gateway


Course Duration

This course takes between 12 and 24 months to complete. It is important to note that the course might take a bit longer if you complete some of your practical work experience during this time.


Award Type

Advanced Diploma: Management Accounting (NQF level 06).


Business Accounting: CIMA Strategic Level (CGMA)

Application Requirements

You must have completed both managerial courses (Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level and Business Accounting: CIMA Managerial Level) in order to start this course.


Course Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the Business Accounting: CIMA Strategic Level course:

  • E3 Strategic Management
  • F3 Financial Strategy
  • P3 Risk Management
  • STRAT CS Strategic Case Study
  • SG Strategic Gateway


Course Duration

You can complete this course in 12 to 24 months. It is important to note that you still need to complete 36 months of practical work experience (which you can do during your previous courses as well) in order to receive your designation letters.


Award Type 

Professional Qualification: Chartered Management Accountant (NQF level 07).

Career Opportunities With CIMA Courses

After completing your CIMA courses, you will be able to follow many career paths in Business Accounting. Some of these careers include:


You do not need to complete all of the CIMA courses in order to follow these career paths. The higher your qualification is, the more likely you are to be accepted for a job opportunity. You will also get more job opportunities in higher positions if you complete the entire CIMA course.


Accountant

Accountants assist individuals or businesses in taking care of monetary transactions by recording all of the available financial information.


Roles And Responsibilities

As an Accountant, you will have to manage all monetary transactions by:

  • Conducting financial analysis and financial forecasting
  • Reporting and preparing tax returns
  • Auditing accounts
  • Consulting on a variety of financial matters
  • Conducting risk analysis
  • Monitoring budgets
  • Analysing financial performance
  • Advising on how to reduce expenses and increase profits


Salary Expectation

Accountants earn an average monthly salary of R 21 900. This amount varies from business to business as well as your position, but this salary can go up to around R 34 900 per month.


Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers are responsible for recording financial data and maintaining data of financial transactions. They usually work closely with Accountants and provide the raw financial data for Accountants to work with.


Roles And Responsibilities

Bookkeepers generally have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Maintaining accurate records of transactions
  • Updating general ledgers
  • Reconciling entries into accounting systems
  • Recording debits and credits
  • Maintaining trial balances
  • Asserting the accuracy of transactions
  • Ensuring compliance with laws
  • Monitoring budget variations
  • Salary Expectation


Bookkeepers earn an
average salary of R 14 600 per month. Depending on your status and workplace, you could earn up to R 22 400 per month.


Financial Manager

Financial Managers are held responsible for maintaining and improving the financial health of a business.


Roles And Responsibilities

It is common for Financial Managers to take on the following duties:

  • Producing financial reports
  • Developing financial strategies for short and long term financial goals
  • Preparing business activity reports and forecasts
  • Monitoring financial details to make sure that legal requirements are met
  • Supervising employees that are responsible for financial reporting and budgeting
  • Analysing marketing trends and opportunities
  • Salary Expectation


Financial Managers earn about R 61 600 on average per month. This can vary depending on your workplace and the status you hold, so you can
earn up to R 96 000 per month.


Debtors Clerk

A Debtors Clerk’s main duty is to keep records of paid and unpaid accounts and collect money that is owed to the business.


Roles And Responsibilities

General roles and responsibilities of a Debtors Clerk include:

  • Monitoring and validating invoices
  • Preparing debtor reports
  • Reconciling petty cash vouchers
  • Monitor and validate legal obligation forms
  • Scheduling invoice fines for late submissions or non-compliance
  • Ensuring that transactions are recorded properly
  • Salary Expectation


The average
monthly salary expectation for a Debtors Clerk is about R16 000. This salary can reach up to R 25 400 per month.


Business Manager

A Business Manager is expected to supervise and lead the operations as well as the employees within a company.


Roles And Responsibilities

Business Managers are usually responsible for:

  • Implementing business strategies
  • Evaluating performance within the company
  • Supervising employees
  • Hiring and training employees
  • Completing various administrative tasks
  • Communicating team goals and priorities
  • Ensuring that business plans and expectations are communicated clearly
  • Salary Expectation


The
average salary for a Business Manager is around R 51 100 per month. This salary can go up to R 81 300 per month.

Studying A CIMA Course Via Distance Learning

Distance Learning is a great option for furthering your studies that is just as effective (if not more effective) than contact learning. When studying a course through Distance Learning, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Study wherever you want to: You will not have any physical classes when you study through distance learning. This means that you can study from the comfort of your own home
  • Study at your own pace: When you are studying through distance learning, you can work at your own pace and study whenever you can. You will simply need to pace yourself and be ready for your assignments and examinations
  • Work while you complete your studies: As you can study in your own time, you have the option to work while you complete your studies. This means that you can still generate an income while you further your studies
  • Fewer transport costs: Since you will not have any physical classes to attend, you will not have to pay any extra transportation costs
  • Chance for promotion: If you are studying while you work, you will improve your skill set. That means that your new skills could make you eligible for a promotion at your current workplace. You can also use your new skills to apply for a job if you do not have one yet
  • Generally more affordable studies: Distance Learning is generally more affordable than contact learning since there are no physical facilities to pay for and also fewer transportation costs

Frequently Asked Questions

CIMA qualifications are specialised management accounting qualifications. These qualifications allow students to use the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant as an industry-recognised qualification that will be recognised internationally.

  • Business English
  • Business Management 1
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Business management 2
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Financial statements
  • Human resource management and labor relations
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Office and Legal Practice

CIMA pass rates vary from 45% to 86%. The average pass rate of CIMA papers is around 60% and up.

These professional qualifications might seem intimidating at first glance, but if you go through all of your study materials and give it your best, you will receive a globally recognised qualification that will increase your career opportunities, job security, and your skill set.

Once you have fully completed the entire CIMA programme, including the practical work experience, you will have a degree that is equivalent to a Master’s level qualification.

Marketing Manager – R259 134
Payroll manager- R203 190
Business Analyst- R385 104

The CIMA programme consists of the following levels:

  • Certificate Level
  • Operational Level
  • Managerial Level
  • Strategic Level

In total, the CIMA programme requires 36 hours of practical work experience for students to achieve their NQF level 7 qualification.

During the CIMA programme students will be expected to complete 12 professional qualification exams within 4 years. Students can attempt two or three exams in one sitting but each exam can also be completed separately. 

Yes, CIMA qualifications are recognised internationally. This means that you can use your CIMA qualification to apply for jobs all over the world.

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Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: February 18, 2022