Do you want to study an ICB bookkeeping course but didn’t finish your matric? That’s okay as you can study the ICB’s bookkeeping courses without matric.

What ICB Bookkeeping Courses Can I Study Without Matric?

The ICB has two course programmes that focus on bookkeeping and accounting. These are the ICB Financial Accounting programme and the ICB Public Sector Accounting programme. The Financial Accounting programme you can start with with only Grade 10. For the Public Sector Accounting programme you need Grade 11.

What Will I Learn?

Below you will find the subjects you will find in each course programme:

ICB Financial Accounting

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Research Theory and Practice

ICB Public Sector Accounting

  • Bookkeeping and Trial Balance
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
  • Public Accounting Administration
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Technical Public Accounting
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Research Theory and Practice

Why do an ICB Course?

Studying an ICB course will give you a lot of advantages and perks. Not only can you study without matric, but you will also get an accredited and internationally recognised qualification. You will also be able to apply for professional membership at professional bodies. The places you can register at are the ICBA, South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT), The South African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA), International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB), and International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP).

Where Can I Study an ICB Course?

The ICB does not present their courses themselves. They have 200 ICB accredited training providers that present the courses. To be a training provider you have to be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The ICB also checks up on the training providers by doing checks such as site visits to ensure that the training providers are up to standard.

How do I Register for an ICB Course?

Registering for an ICB course is fairly easy. The first step is to sign up and register with the training provider of your choice. They will help you with the necessary steps there. After that you need to sign up and register with the ICB on their website on their Learner Portal. After doing this you will be sent your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). This needs to be completed and handed in when writing your exams. It consists of three assignments and two tests.

Signing up and registering is easy. Why not do it now?