The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) has made a few academic changes to certain programmes. These changes will apply for the 2021 and 2022 academic years. 

Business Management and Entrepreneurship programmes consolidated

Due to Business Management and Entrepreneurship merging, the Entrepreneurship programme will no longer be available.  

The following will be applicable to students who completed the Entrepreneurship programme:

  • If you obtained ENT1, you won’t have to complete BMT1
  • If you obtained ENT2, you won’t have to complete BMT2
  • If you obtained ENT3, you won’t have to complete BMT3

Students who have completed these Entrepreneurship programmes can continue their studies via the Business Management Programme. No credits that were attained will be lost, as both programmes have the same underpinning qualification; i.e. National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management.

If you need further details or assistance, you are welcome to contact your college directly.

Financial Accounting and Public Sector Accounting programmes consolidated

A student who has completed any of the Public Sector Accounting modules will not be exempted for any other module. Students will retain these credits as long as they pass.

Students who want to progress through Public Sector Accounting will have to transfer to Financial Accounting and progress through it.

If you need further details or assistance on these changes, you are welcome to contact your college directly.

Four qualifications: Closing date 30 July 2021

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has deregistered about 200 qualifications across many industries. Four of those are ICB qualifications.

The four ICB qualifications are:

he last day of enrolment will be 30 July 2021 and the last day of completion will be 30 July 2025.

Therefore, you can still apply for these qualifications until 30 July 2021. You will be able to re-write and be assessed for the qualifications until 30 July 2025.

Please contact your college for further assistance.

The ICB has many new and exciting products of development in store that will be launched soon. Keep an eye on their  website

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The ICB’s Three Study Programmes

The three programmes that the ICB offers, are:

Financial Accounting

This course will give you the skills that you can apply to many financial fields, such as bookkeeping, financial management, income tax, and many more.

Financial Accounting is divided into four courses:

The initial entry requirements are grade 10, or an equivalent. You also need to be 16 years or older.

In order to progress to each course, you need to pass all subjects.

The subjects include:

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance(BKTB)
  • Payroll and Monthly SARSReturns (PMSR)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping(CPBK)
  • Business Literacy(BUSL)
  • Financial Statements(FNST)
  • Cost and ManagementAccounting (CMGT)
  • Income Tax Returns(ITRT)
  • Business Law and AccountingControl (BLAC)
  • Corporate Strategy(CRPS)
  • Management AccountingControl Systems (MACS)
  • Financial Reporting andRegulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice(RTAP

Business Management

During this programme you will study financial and business management practices, among other fields, such as legal and human resource practices.

The Business Management programme is divided into three courses:

  • Business Administrator
  • Senior Business Administrator
  • Business Accountant

The initial entry requirements are grade 11, or NQF 3, or an equivalent.

In order to progress to each course, you need to pass all subjects.

The subjects include:

  • Business Management 1(BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance(BKTB)
  • Business Literacy(BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLRP)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and PublicRelations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resource Management andLabour Relations (HRLR)
  • Business Management 3(BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control(FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and RegulatoryFrameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation,topic: Business Management)

Office Administration

This programme will mainly equip you with office administration knowledge and also give you an oversight on bookkeeping.

The programme is divided into three courses:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Senior Entrepreneur
  • Management Accountant

The initial entry requirements are grade 12, or NQF 3, or an equivalent.

In order to progress to each course, you need to pass all subjects.

The subjects include:

  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)
  • Business and Office Administration 2(BOA2)
  • Human Resources Management andLabour Relations (HRLR)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Business and Office Administration 3(BOA3)
  • Financial Statements(FNST)
  • Management(MGMT)

Study ICB Financial Accounting at Bellview

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Author: Simoné Coetzee

Last Updated: 20 January 2021

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