ICB Entrepreneurship - Foundation Level


Welcome to the Foundation Level

If you have dreams and ambitions of starting your own company the ICB’s Entrepreneurship stream could be an invaluable tool. This programme forms the Foundation Level in the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme and equips registrants with the necessary knowledge to start, manage or develop a small or medium sized business. 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
    • Entrepreneurship 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 an entrepreneur can benefit from completing the programme. For instance, you could:

    • Start your own company someday
    • Fill in the gaps in your knowledge to benefit your existing business
    • Partner with a non-financial person in a new venture
    • Make sure your existing or future company runs efficiently

    It starts with You

    Let SACOB help you to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality. By enrolling in the ICB Entrepreneurship 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 Enrepreneurship 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 subjects
    • Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

    Online Classroom

    The Full 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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