What will you learn in this Foundation Level: National Certificate in Bookkeeping course?

This course will equip you with the skills and the knowledge to perform the accounting function in small organisations. It will also equip you to provide support to financial administrators, accounting technicians, accountants and financial managers in medium and large organisations so that the accounting and financial management functions can be performed effectively. You will learn about monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration


At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:

ENROL
ONLINE!

  • STUDY DURATION (16 MONTHS)
  • STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
  • MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
    OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • Total Price
    R12,600
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Exam Information

Exam Dates:

  • 11 - 14 February 2019
  • 13 - 16 May 2019
  • 12 - 15 August 2019
  • 18 - 21 November 2019

Exam Fees:

(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)

  • Annual registration fee: R 350.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R675.00
  • Exam re-write fee per subject: R 475.00
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R 490.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R 250.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950

Assessments Information

  • 30% of your final mark comes from your coursework
  • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam
  • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass
  • You need at least 60% overall to pass

Portfolio of Evidence:

You will only receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices when you register for your exam. This will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your POE with, and once you've completed your exam and added it to the POE, you're done!

Exams:

Exams can be written in February, May, July, September and November each year.

Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
Type & reward: National Certificate - (SAQA ID 58375)
Provided by: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 120

College SA is authorised and accredited by the ICB to offer the QCTO Occupational-accredited National Qualifications. QCTO and the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) are organisations whose purpose is to quality assure theoretical training to prospective bookkeepers and accountants that meet industry standards. ICB quality assures accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies nationally and internationally which allow students to get a nationally recognised qualification, further their studies and subsequently their careers. Furthermore, successful completion of one of these accredited courses will qualify you for a relevant national certificate or diploma (depending on the course), which is registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

QCTO continuously strives to improve the quality of development and training of entrants to the bookkeeping and accounting sector through qualifications. They do this in order to address the skills scarcity that currently exists in the financial market. This ensures that as a bookkeeping or accounting professional you can continuously increase your skills and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws and procedures.

 

ICB

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • You must be at least 16 years old

Professional Designation

Junior Bookkeeper

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.


Business Literacy

Designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Introducing you to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems and bank and creditors reconciliations.

Payroll & Monthly SARS Returns

This module will introduce you to payroll and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act as well as basic business ethics. Learners will be able to complete the payroll function from the bookkeeping perspective. You will also learn how to complete SARS payroll returns (EMP201, IRP 5, IT3a, IRP501) as well as how to complete the VAT201 return.

Computerised Bookkeeping

It is essential that the bookkeeper be able to complete the monthly bookkeeping function on a computer. In this module you will learn how to do bookkeeping using Microsoft Office and a computerised accounting package, Pastel.