ICB Business Literacy

This course forms part of the Foundation Level in every ICB Programme, no matter what stream you are studying. It is a unique course, in that both communication and mathematics learning outcomes are covered at the same time. Effective business communication and numeracy is essential for any business practitioner. This course focuses on written and spoken communication as well as numeracy business tools such as fractions, decimal numbers, percentages, ratios, proportions, equations, interest rates and graphs.

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Description

This course forms part of the Foundation Level in every ICB Programme, no matter what stream you are studying. It is a unique course, in that both communication and mathematics learning outcomes are covered at the same time. Effective business communication and numeracy is essential for any business practitioner. This course focuses on written and spoken communication as well as numeracy business tools such as fractions, decimal numbers, percentages, ratios, proportions, equations, interest rates and graphs.

Accreditation

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

Qualification

This subject forms part of a national qualification. On completion of this subject and the remainder of the subjects in this level you will receive a national certificate.

Requirements

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent
No prior accounting knowledge needed
You must be at least 16 years of age.

Duration

This subject can be completed in 3 months.

Subjects

• The key principles of effective business communication
• Spoken communication
• Written communication
• Work readiness
• Working with numbers: an introduction
• Working with fractions and decimal numbers
• Percentages, ratios, proportions and equations
• Using interest rates in business
• Measure, analyse and communicate workplace data
• Business communication – Putting it all together &
• Business numeracy – Putting it all together

Packages

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

Blended

Assessment

This subject is 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.

What's next

You can continue your studies with SACOB and ICB and complete more subjects that make up this qualification.

Downloads

2018 ICB Curriculum Statements