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Is ICB Internationally Recognised?

Gaining an internationally recognised ICB qualification means that you can work nationally and internationally. We offer three ICB Programmes to choose from.

Is ICB Recognised In The UK?

Yes, ICB is recognised in the UK and in South Africa. Students that choose to complete an ICB Course, may find employment in the UK. This is not only an exciting opportunity to work abroad, but you can:

  • Earn more money
  • Become more employable
  • You can apply for a variety of positions


Are ICB Courses Accredited?

Yes, all ICB Courses are accredited. They are mainly accredited by:


Is ICB SAQA Accredited?

Yes, Each ICB Course has a SAQA ID number, which means that it is recognised as a South African qualification and that it can be identified in the National Qualifications Framework

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) oversee all South African qualifications and ensures that the quality and standards of South Africa’s education are met. Here are all of our ICB Qualifications with their SAQA ID numbers:

ICB Qualification

SAQA ID number

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

58375

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

58376

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

48736

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

23619

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

23618

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

23619

Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

36213

Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

20366

Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

20366

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

35958


What NQF Levels Are The ICB Qualifications At?

Each ICB Qualification is at its own NQF Level. Here is a list of all of our ICB Qualifications and the NQF Level:

  1. Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate – NQF Level 3
  2. Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate – NQF Level 4
  3. Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate – NQF Level 4
  4. Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate – NQF Level 5
  5. Office Administration: ICB National Certificate – NQF Level 5
  6. Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate – NQF Level 5
  7. Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma – NQF Level 5
  8. Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma – NQF Level 6
  9. Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma – NQF Level 6
  10. Office Administration: ICB National Diploma – NQF Level 6

Where Can I Study ICB Courses?

You can study ICB Courses at the following distance learning colleges:


Can I Study Directly Through ICB?

No, you cannot study directly through ICB. You may only complete an ICB Course through an accredited training provider. ICB only administers the exam and does not provide any study material.


How Can I Register For The ICB Exam?

You can register for the ICB exam on the ICB Student Portal. Once you have made a payment and your application has been approved, ICB will send you ICB MACCI login details. 

You will use the login details to access your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). The PoE consists of:

  • Assignments
  • Open-book tests


You have to complete the
PoE and pass it with at least 50% to qualify for the final ICB exam. You can complete the exam:

  • Online
  • Paper-based

What Can I Do With An ICB Qualification?

Each ICB Qualification allows you to choose different career paths. Here is what you can do with each ICB Qualification:

  1. Business Management – become a business owner
  2. Bookkeeping and Accounting – become a Bookkeeper or Assistant Accountant
  3. Office Administration – become an Office Manager


What Should I Study After ICB?

After ICB, you should study:


If you do not have Matric, you can complete this course:


If you need to improve your Matric marks or if you have failed Matric, you can complete these
courses:


Why Should I Study An ICB Course?

You should study an ICB Course because you can will learn:

  • You will be highly employable
  • You can earn a good salary
  • You will gain an accredited qualification
  • You will gain a nationally and internationally recognised qualification
  • You can go into different career paths

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, ICB is still active. We offer three (3) ICB Programmes to choose from:

  • Business Management: ICB NQF 4-NQF 6
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting: ICB NQF 3-NQF 6
  • Office Administration: ICB NQF 4-NQF 6

The ICB was established in 1931.

Yes, Bookkeepers are in demand in South Africa and these qualifications are considered scarce skill qualifications.

Yes, anyone can be a Bookkeeper if they are passionate and dedicated about their studies and further career path. You can study Bookkeeping at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning without Matric.

It can take between 10 and 12 months to complete a bookkeeping course in South Africa. Here are the Bookkeeping Courses that we offer:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

No, you cannot become an Accountant with a Diploma in Accounting. You can however be an Assistant Accountant. Here are the Accounting Courses that we offer:

  • Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
  • Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

Here are the types of jobs you can get with an Accounting Diploma:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Practitioner
  • Assistant Manager
  • Sales Team Leader

No, UNISA does not recognise ICB Qualifications. All of our ICB Courses are recognised in the UK and by other South African professional bodies.

No, UNISA does not offer ICB Courses.

No, NSFAS does not fund ICB Courses.

Author: Jesmé Africa
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 27, 2022