FET Certificate: Bookkeeping

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Course: FET Certificate

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 18 months 

NQF Level: 4

SAQA ID: 58376

Course Code: ICB200

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[over 28.9 months]

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Course Overview

You will learn how to perform all monthly and annual bookkeeping functions, asset disposal, year-end adjustments, analysis of financial statements, understand cash flow, complete basic management accounts, working knowledge of cost accounting, financial management and business ethics.

This Further Education & Training Certificate is accredited by FASSET SETA and assessed through ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers).

This programme will provide the skills required to be a Junior Accountant or Assistant Accountant, you could also be an Accounts Clerk, Debtors Clerk or Payroll Clerk.

    • Module 1: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
    • Module 2: Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
    • Module 3: Computerised Bookkeeping
    • Module 4: Business Literacy
    • Module 5: Financial Statements
    • Module 6: Cost & Management Accounting

Study Period: Up to 18 months

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and Workbook, and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

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 www.icb.org 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 http://www.icb.org.za/downloads.html for current fees.

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not require any accounting knowledge before starting this qualification.

Students will require a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 for this course. .


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



“Had such a wonderful journey indeed. Initially I just wanted to become a certified bookkeeper and due to the pleasant experience with Academy of York , I have an Accounting Diploma. I am so excited and as such I have successfully referred someone to A.O.Y and will be doing so going forward.”

Mosa Lamola Lamola



“It wasn’t easy, failed quite a lot, but I didn’t give up, I kept on going”

Oripah Sharon Gombarume