Financial Accounting

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course information

Course: Short course 

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 12 months 

NQF Level: 6

SAQA ID: 20366

Course Code: BMT300

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[over 22 months]

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Course Overview

This National Qualification is accredited by FASSET SETA and assessed through ICB. You will be able to manage the finances of a small to medium sized business, using your basic skills in accounting, reporting, finance, and costing. This programme will provide the skills required to be an Assistant Financial Manager or any role requiring basic financial skills.

Module 1: Business Management 3
Module 2: Financial Management & Control
Module 3: Financial Reporting & Regulatory Frameworks
Module 4: Research Theory & Practice

Study period: up to 12 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide 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 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 must first complete ICB Senior Business Administrator Programme (BMT200)


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


“I had such a wonderful journey indeed, I initially wanted to become a certified Bookkeeper and due to the pleasant experience I had, here am now with my Accounting Diploma. I am so excited I have even successfully referred someone to study at A.O.Y and will be doing so going forward.”

Mosa Lamola Lamola


“Studying Business Accounting wasn’t easy, I failed quite a lot, but I didn’t give up. Thanks to A.O.Y and the fanatical student support team I now have my National Diploma”.

Oripah Sharon Gombarume