ICB Business Management - Foundation Level


Welcome to the Foundation Level

When it comes to succeeding with management ambitions, ICB’s Business management stream is an invaluable tool. This programme forms the Foundation Level in the ICB Business Management Programme and equips registrants with the necessary knowledge to help build a company's commercial success. Furthermore, it’s accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, so you know that you’re growing a professional skillset.

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    More for your money

    All of the modules are conducted online. Therefore, students can complete the work at their own pace, whenever and wherever they have time amidst their daily responsibilities. In order to enrol in this ICB course, individuals are required to have, at minimum, a Grade 11 certificate or equivalent.

    The subjects that make up the full qualification are:

    • Business Literacy
    • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
    • Business Management 1

    Upon completion of the programme, they’re required to submit a portfolio of evidence comprised of their assignments and tests. If all are accounted for, students are eligible to write the final assessment at an ICB centre.

    More than just a course

    There are a myriad of ways that a business manager can benefit from completing the programme. For instance, you could:

    • Be a valuable member of a company's management team 
    • Grow and increase profits for a business
    • Learn how to run a company efficiently and economically
    • Gain experience before launching your own business some day

    It starts with You

    Let SACOB help you to make your managerial dreams a reality. By enrolling in the ICB financial management programme, you’re paving the way for your new company’s success. Contact one of our student advisors today to jump-start your life.

  • Accreditation

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO.

  • Qualification

    NQF L4 (SAQA ID 48736) - National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

  • Designation

    CSBFMIcb (SA) - Certified Small Business Financial Manager

  • Entrance requirement

    Grade 11, NQF L3 or an equivalent.

  • Duration

    This programme can be completed in 9 months.

  • Starting Dates

    12 Feb 2018
    16 April 2018
    18 June 2018

    20 August 2018
    29 October 2018

    * These dates are for the Online Classroom option, students who wish to enroll for the Home Study option have no particular starting date.

  • Courses

    1.   ICB Business Management 1

    2.   ICB Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

    3.   ICB Business Literacy

  • Assessment

    All courses are assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre. Please be sure to register for your assessment.

  • Award

    This programme is a national qualification. At the end of this course you will be awarded a National Certificate by FASSET.

  • Study Package Options

    Home Study

    The Home Study Package offers:

    • Textbooks
    • Study guides
    • Workbooks - Not for all stubjects
    • Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

    Online Classroom

    The Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

    • Video Kit
    • Study maps
    • Study plans
    • Lecturer/Concept videos
    • Quizzes
    • Assessment downloads and uploads
    • SACOB Student Forum


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