ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Business Management)

Course Summary

Course Name:
ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Business Management)
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ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Business Management)

This is the first course in the Business Management programme.  This course will give you  a good understanding of your ‘company to be’s’ finances – the  important fuel that keeps your business going.

Course Information:

Course:National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
Accredited by:The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Award type:National Higher Certificate and a Programme Completion Certificate
Award issued by:FASSET  will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.
NQF level:National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 04
Length of course:12 months
Entrance requirement:

Grade 11/Standard 9 or Equivalent

If you don’t have Grade 11, then you can start by studying the following programme:
Upon completion of this programme, the ICB will accept you onto the Business Management Programme course


  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)

What can you become? 

Once you have completed your Small Business Financial Management course you will automatically qualify for the following jobs:

  • Assistant in human resources
  • office management,
  • Junior Researcher
  •  Sales Assistant

Study Materials

There are two study material options available:

Standard Material:

This package has been created by Bellview Institute around the Textbook from the official ICB publishers. 

The Standard material package includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • Bellview Study and Workbook guide
  • Bellview Solution Guide
  • Assessment Guide
  • Exam Trial Paper


PRO Material:

The PRO material package is created for students who need extra help, it includes extra material to assist. All study material and videos come directly from the official ICB publishers: 

  • ICB Textbooks
  • ICB Study Guide
  • Bellview Assessment Guide
  • USB with videos to boost studying
  • Two Trial Exam Papers on the USB

(The videos on the USB do not replace study material, they are a way to test your knowledge.)

Assignments and Examinations

Portfolio of Evidence

Assessments are based on the submission of your Portfolio Of Evidence (PoE). You will receive a PoE per subject, and each one will include:

  • ICB Administration Guide
  • ICB Tests and Projects
  • Answer Books

For each subject you will have three assignments and two tests. The tests will be written at ICB approved assessment centres in South Africa. Your PoE will be handed in along with your final exam and will contribute 30% towards your final mark.


You will also be required to write a final exam for each subject. Results can be found on the Trainee Website as well as emailed to students, 7 weeks after the exam was written.

Your exam contributes 70% towards your final mark.

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Last Updated: 19/08/20