What Is An ICB Qualification?

An ICB Qualification is awarded to you once you have completed an ICB course. This qualification is accredited by the ICB and the QCTO and recognised globally.

An ICB Qualification is what you are awarded once you have completed an ICB course. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) designs ICB courses. These courses are studied under programmes. The ICB has three programmes. These are: 

Once you have completed an ICB course or the entire ICB Programme, you are awarded an ICB Qualification. This qualification can be one or some of the following, depending on the course you choose: 

  • National Certificate 
  • Higher Certificate 
  • National Diploma

What Is An ICB Course?

Benefits Of Studying At Matric College

  • You study from home
  • You are able to work while you study
  • You study at your own pace
  • You gain accredited qualifications
  • You gain recognised qualifications
  • There are tutors and course experts to assist with you
  • Our support team will resolve your urgent requests

Is ICB A Recognised Qualification?

Yes, ICB Qualifications are recognised both nationally and internationally. This means, by obtaining an ICB Qualification, you gain access to further your studies or find employment in South Africa or abroad.

Is ICB Recognised In The UK?

Yes, ICB Qualifications are recognised in the United Kingdom. There are different professional bodies that recognise ICB Qualifications. These are: 

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK)
  • IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers UK)
  • IAAP (International Association of Accounting Professionals UK)

This means you can further your studies or find employment in the United Kingdom.

Is ICB A Degree?

No, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is not a Degree. The ICB is an external examinations body that sets external assessments. They design courses which are: 

  • National Certificates 
  • Higher Certificates 
  • National Diplomas 

The ICB does not offer Degree Qualifications. If you want to study for a Degree Qualification after the ICB, you can apply at colleges and professional bodies that recognise ICB Qualifications.

What Is An ICB Certificate?

An ICB Certificate is one of the qualifications you are awarded when you have completed an ICB Certificate course. When you have completed an ICB Certificate course, your results are audited. FASSET prints your certificate and sends it to the ICB, who then sends the Certificate to us. When we receive the Certificate, we award it to you.

Is ICB In Demand?

Yes, ICB Qualifications are in demand. These are qualifications that focus on sectors that are in demand in South Africa. These are: 

  • Finance 
  • Management 
  • Business 

This means obtaining an ICB Qualification increases your chances of finding employment.

High Demand Statistics

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Where Should I Go After ICB?

Once you have completed an ICB Qualification, you can do the following: 

  • Find employment 
  • Study further with Matric College 
  • Study further

Find Employment

You can use an ICB Qualification to find employment. You can do this nationally or internationally. You will be a desirable candidate applying with an ICB Qualification because employers see you have the following: 

  • Accredited qualifications

    • You were taught by professionals 
    • You gain enough knowledge 
    • You gained the relevant skills 
    • You are ready for work 
    • You learn fast

Study Further With Matric College

You can choose to study a different ICB Programme. You can move from one ICB Programme to another. ICB subjects work interchangeably. When you move from one programme to another, it is easy because there are subjects you do not repeat. For example, if you move from the ICB Office Administration Programme to the ICB Financial Accounting Programme, you would not have to study the Cost and Management Accounting subject because you have studied it already in the ICB Office Administration.

ICB Office AdministrationICB Business ManagementICB Financial Accounting
First Course (Certificate)
Business and Office Administration 1Business Management 1Bookkeeping To Trial Balance
Bookkeeping To Trial BalanceBookkeeping to Trial BalancePayroll and Monthly SARS Returns
Business LiteracyBusiness LiteracyComputerised Bookkeeping
Marketing Management and Public Relations Business Literacy
Business Law and Administrative Practice  
Cost and Management Accounting  
Second Course (Higher Certificate)
Business And Office Administration 2Office and Legal PracticeFinancial Statements
Human Resources Management and Labour RelationsBusiness Management 2Cost and Management Accounting
EconomicsMarketing Management and Public Relations 
 Financial Statements 
 Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 
Third Course (Diploma)
Business and Office Administration 3Business Management 3Income Tax Returns
Financial StatementsFinancial Management and ControlBusiness Law and Accounting Control
Fourth Course (Diploma)
  Corporate Strategy
  Management Accounting  Control Systems
  Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  Research Theory and Practice

You can also further your studies with Matric College and study for the following:

  • NATED Courses
    NATED courses are designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The purpose is to equip students with skills and knowledge that prepare them for the work environment. These courses are accredited by the DHET and the QCTO. This means you gain qualifications that are recognised in South Africa. You can further your studies or look for employment easily.
  • Short Courses
    Short courses are courses that are not accredited. They are designed by the college. Although they are not accredited, they are beneficial in many ways:
    • You can study with or without Matric Qualifications 
    • They are quicker to complete
    • They train you for work
    • They can advance current skills
    • There are no exams
    • They can work as a foundational or additional qualification

Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: April 7, 2022