Small Business Financial Management


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Course: National Certificate

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 12 months 

NQF Level: 4

SAQA ID: 48736

Course Code: BMT100

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[over 17.8 months]

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Course Overview

This National Qualification is accredited by FASSET SETA and assessed through ICB. This programme forms the Foundation Level in the ICB Business Management Programme and equips students with the necessary knowledge to help build a company’s commercial success. This programme will provide the skills required to be an Assistant Financial Manager or any role requiring basic financial skills.

  • Module 1:  Business Management 1
  • Module 2: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Module 3: Business Literacy

Study period: up to 12 months   

Study PLUS Course Material All learning materials are available on an interactive online platform. A fusion of traditional textbook and an online course. Various multimedia options are contained on the portal, include videos, interactive digital activities, and quizzes. The online platform will have all the required study materials and information, to study towards your exam. ICB Assessment and Award Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module. You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed. Important ICB Exam Information You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not need any prior business knowledge


This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body. Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said


“In the beginning, it was hard. I had to go over all the information and time passed. I never thought I would finish my course, but the fanatical support team helped me where I needed it and they made some of the things easier for me and I did it. Thank you.”

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“I have seen so much improvement with this certificate, I have been promoted to the third level of my position.”

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