ICB Financial Accounting Foundation Level: Subject – 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

This course is available via two comprehensive support packages, Online Standard and Online Premium. Each Package includes the following:

Online Standard:
- Textbooks
- Introduction Video
- Exam Info
- Q & A Platform
- Concept Videos
- Forums
- Exam Timetable
- Study Schedule
- A Mock Exam & Solutions

Online Premium:
- Textbooks
- Introduction Video
- Exam Info
- Q & A Platform
- Concept Videos
- Forums
- Exam Timetable
- Study Schedule
- Multiple Mock Exams & Solutions
- LIVE Webinars via Zoom
- Recording of the LIVE Webinars
- Quizzes
- Exam Walkthrough (Pre-recorded)

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
ICB Calendar