How To Choose an ICB Programme

How To Choose an ICB Programme
  • ICB offers 3 main study streams, all of which are scarce skills. 
  • Scarce or critical skills are more likely to find you a stable job with a respectable salary. 
  • When you choose to study an ICB course, you can choose distance-learning or classroom learning.
  • Each ICB course gives you the option of full-time or part-time learning.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers 3 study streams:

  1. Financial Accounting 
  2. Business Management 
  3. Office Administration 

Here is everything you need to know about choosing the right ICB programme for you.

An Educated Opinion

Jan Badenhorst, an education specialist, shares his views about choosing  ICB study streams. 

Why Choose ICB?

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers courses in both financial and business management. Each of their courses are scarce skills which means that you are more likely to find a job. 

ICB qualifications are also highly regarded by employers for their high-quality. That means that an employer is more likely to choose you because of your highly accredited qualification. 

You can also decide to study full time or part-time. The choices do not end there. With ICB you can choose to study via distance learning or classroom learning. These programmes are designed to suit your needs. 

Financial Accounting Programme

You can access the NQF level 3 programme with a grade 10 certificate. That means that you can start the first stream, bookkeeping, without ever finishing high school. 

Each level is a fully accredited qualification. You do not have to study for 3 or 4 years to get a qualification. 

The courses in this stream include:

Business Management Programme

With a grade 11 certificate, you can move straight into the first stream, Business Administration. If you find that you are not doing well in matric, then this is a great opportunity for you. 

You can then work yourself up to an NQF 6 qualification, 2 levels higher than matric 

The courses in this steam include: 

Office Administration Programme

You will have to have passed matric for this study stream. But this is a great choice because it is a scarce skill. 

With a qualification in Office Administration, you can branch into various careers and do very well for yourself. 

The courses in this steam include:

Applying for an ICB Qualification

If you are ready to apply for an ICB qualification, why not give us a call on 012 762 7100 and speak to one of our course experts

Author: Andrea Frisby 

Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden,  5 July  2021