Course Summary

Course Name:
ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Entrepreneurship)
Certification Type:
Course Level:

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) has made certain academic changes in 2021 regarding their Study Programmes. 

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has deregistered about 200 qualifications. Four of those being ICB qualifications the Entrepreneurship programme.

Students will have until 30 July 2021 to register for the ICB Entrepreneurship, and will need to complete their qualification before 30 July 2025. 

For Bellview Institute students, the final day for enrolments is 31 March 2021.

The N4 – N6 Business Management programme is a great alternative for the ICB Entrepreneurship.

In this 36 month accredited course you will receive:

  • Job specific knowledge 
  • 18 months Practical training 
  • Skills required for your chosen career

Last updated:  22 January 2021

ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors. They are at the forefront of technological and social movements – in their fields, in their forward thinking, in their desire to push the envelope. This is the first step to gaining your National Diploma! This course will teach you all you need to know on how to become that financially savvy entrepreneur.

Course Information:

Course:ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
Accredited by:The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Award type:National 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

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 into the Entrepreneurship Programme course.


NQF level 3 Qualification


  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Entrepreneurship 1 (ENT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)

What Will You Learn?

With the completion of this course you will have laid the foundation for your career as an entrepreneur. The subjects mentioned above will have given you what you need to understand the finance side of being an entrepreneur and most importantly, what it takes to succeed.

What Can You Become?

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

  • Start your own business!
  • Join a start-up and manage their finances 

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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Take the first step to achieving your diploma!

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  • Fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page
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Last Updated: 11/09/20