Bookkeeping to Trial Balance


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course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: Up to 6 months 

Course Code: ICBBKTB

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[over 10 months]

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Course Overview

This bookkeeping and accounting course teaches bookkeeping terminologies and concepts that will form the foundation for bookkeeping training. On completion of this distance learning course you will have a thorough understanding of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the context of South Africa’s rules and regulations, a working knowledge of journals, general ledgers and trial balances.

You will also be familiar with cash journals, debtors and creditors accounts as you would have covered the different reconciliations that are required in bookkeeping.

This programme provides the skills required to fulfil the functions of an Accounts Clerk, Creditors Clerk and/or Debtors Clerk.

  • Record cash transactions
  • Record credit and sundry transactions
  • Understand Inventory systems
  • Understand Debtors and Creditors
  • Complete the bank reconciliation process
  • Reconcile supplier statements

 Study period: up to 6 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 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 should have completed ICB Business Literacy before starting this course.


This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College

What our past students said


“In my time with Academy of York, I have been more than impressed. During my studies, when I needed feedback urgently on a query, AOY quickly emailed me back with an answer. Thank you everyone at Academy of York for everything you have done to make my studies easier. I am grateful for all you have done and the great way I was treated.”

Cathelene Barnard


“After studying this course, it has opened my eyes in such a way that I am able to see possible future careers in my life”

Talton Managa