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What will you learn in this Business Management: Foundation Level: National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management course?
This course is regarded as the first step in a learning pathway in financial management and accounting, which would end with Accounting and/or Financial Management Qualifications at NQF level 6. You will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required to do effective record-keeping and financial management needed for operating a small business. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to perform key financial tasks, and learn the importance of effective communication and accuracy.
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:
- STUDY DURATION (12 MONTHS)
- STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
- MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
Total Price*A once off R950 non-refundable registration fee applies.
What is included in the course fees?
- Text books and study material
- Courier fee
Course Starting Dates
With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.
- 10 – 13 February 2020
- 11 – 14 May 2020
- 17 – 20 August 2020
- 16 – 19 November 2020
(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)
- Annual student registration fee: R360.00
- Exam fee per subject: R675.00
- Exam late entry fee per subject: R490.00
- Exam postponement fee per subject: R260.00
- Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950.00
- Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R1205.00
- 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 receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices only when you register for your exam. The PEO 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 can be written in February, May, August and November each year.
Accreditation InfoStatus: Accredited course Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 49736)
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 ensure that the theoretical training provided to prospective bookkeepers and accountants meets industry standards. ICB performs quality assurance for accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies, both nationally and internationally, and 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. 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 enhance your skills continuously, and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws, and procedures
- Grade 11 or equivalent
- You must be at least 16 years old
Professional DesignationJunior Office Administrator
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.
This subject is designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
This subject introduces 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.
Business Management 1
Learn about the different levels of management and the management environment as well as how to manage working capital and do financial planning and control. This module covers the fundamentals of different types of tax and shows you how to calculate the tax payable by businesses. Learn how to do bookkeeping using Microsoft Office and the computerised accounting package Pastel.