ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping

Course Summary

Course Name:
ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping
Certification Type:
Course Level:

ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Foundation Level)

Do you enjoy numbers and interested in working in the finance industry? Then start off by completing our ICB Accounting and Bookkeeping Foundation Level course to receive your Bookkeeping National Certificate. In this course, you will learn all about bookkeeping and be able to make your debut by applying for entry-level jobs!

Throughout all four levels in the Bookkeeping and Accounting course programme you will gain and build on the knowledge and practical skills to become a successful accountant.

Course Information

Certificate Type 

National Certificate: Bookkeeping

Accredited by 

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Awarded by

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

NQF Level 

Level 3






16 months

Entry Requirement

Grade 10 or Equivalent

At least 16 years of age 

No previous accounting knowledge needed


  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  3. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  4. Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  5. Business Literacy (BUSL)

What Will You Learn?

By the end of your course, you would have gained knowledge and skills in the above mentioned subjects. You will have the ability to:

  • Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised)
  • Disclose profit and financial position
  • Reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements 
  • Calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL
  • Payroll tax and other deductions
  • EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns

What Can You Become?

Once you have completed your Bookkeeping National Certificate course you can apply for entry-level jobs, such as:

  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk

Study Materials

You will have the option to choose between the two packages listed below:

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 for those students who need extra help, as it includes a few extras to assist. All the study material and videos come directly from the official ICB publishers. 

The PRO material package includes:

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

(The USB is an extra to help with your studies. The videos test your knowledge, it does not replace your study material.)

Assignments and Examinations

Portfolio of Evidence

Once you have paid your registration and exam payments you will receive 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 3 assignments to complete and two tests. The tests will take place at the ICB approved assessment centres in South Africa.

Your complete PoE will be handed in the day of your final exam and will contribute 30% towards your final mark.


You will also be required to write a final exam for each subject, which can take place in either:

  • February 
  • May 
  • July
  • September
  • November

Results are released 7 weeks after the exam. It will be found on the Trainee Website as well as emailed to students.

Your exam will contribute 70% towards your final mark.

Hit The Books with Bellview!

Are you ready to start your journey to earning your diploma? Do you meet the necessary requirements?

Register today and start your road to success with Bellview Institute! 

If you have any further questions regarding our ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting or any of our other courses, do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Give us a call on our toll-free number 0800 39 00 27
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Last Updated: 11 August 2020