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?
An ICB course is what you study in an ICB Programme. There are different ICB courses that we offer at Matric College. These are:
- Office Administration: ICB National Certificate
- Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
- Office Administration: ICB National Diploma
- ICB Junior Bookkeeping: National Certificate
- ICB Senior Bookkeeping: F.E.T Certificate
- ICB Technical Financial Accounting: National Diploma
- ICB Certified Financial Accounting: National Diploma
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.
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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
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:
- Scarce skills
- You have skills that can be advanced
- You are intelligent
- 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 Administration||ICB Business Management||ICB Financial Accounting|
|First Course (Certificate)|
|Business and Office Administration 1||Business Management 1||Bookkeeping To Trial Balance|
|Bookkeeping To Trial Balance||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns|
|Business Literacy||Business Literacy||Computerised 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 2||Office and Legal Practice||Financial Statements|
|Human Resources Management and Labour Relations||Business Management 2||Cost and Management Accounting|
|Economics||Marketing Management and Public Relations|
|Human Resources Management and Labour Relations|
|Third Course (Diploma)|
|Business and Office Administration 3||Business Management 3||Income Tax Returns|
|Financial Statements||Financial Management and Control||Business Law and Accounting Control|
|Fourth Course (Diploma)|
|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