ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Want to be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant someday? Then the ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) is the course for you! It will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research.

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Course Information:

College: Skills Academy
Course: ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)
School: Business School
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: FET Certificate
and a Programme Completion Certificate
Award Issued by: FASSET will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.
Accredited by QCTO
SAQA ID 58376
NQF Level L4
Course Duration: 18 months
Entrance Criteria:

Successful completion of the ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)


Be a qualified Certified Junior Bookkeeper


Why Should You Study the ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) Course?

If you want to advance your career in bookkeeping, the ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) course would be perfect for you. A Senior Bookkeeper is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

  • The completion of the monthly and annual bookkeeping function,
  • Junior and Assistant Accountant functions,
  • Skills for depreciable asset disposal,
  • Year-end adjustments,
  • Preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations, companies,
  • Cash-flow statements,
  • Completion of basic management accounts,
  • Cost accounting, including break-even analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, advanced costing, budgeting and standard costing.
  • Financial management, and business ethics

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

In order to complete the ICB FET Certificate in Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper), students will have to complete all the following subjects:

The subjects from National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper):

  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  3. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  4. Computerised Bookkeeping
  5. Business Literacy 

The subjects from this qualification, the FET Certificate Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper): AND

      6. Financial Statements 
      7. Cost and Management Accounting

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise of formative activities and evaluations, as well as one summative assessment (final exam). PoE assessment comprises formative/interim assessment of activities (assignments) and evaluations (tests) that count 30% towards the total mark. A Summative Assessment (final exam) contributes to the remaining 70% of your marks. The PoE is basically a file containing all the evidence necessary for a learner to be declared competent against the relevant outcomes.

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

You will be awarded an ICB FET Certificate in Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeping) from FASSET. You will be awarded a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB. As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays. Below is an example of what your ICB Certificate will look like.


ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Skills Academy ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)


Choose Your ICB Study Materials

You get two options of study material to choose from which includes: Standard and PRO.

Standard Material

The Standard Study Material pack has been developed by Skills Academy around the Textbook from the official ICB publishers.

This study pack includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • Skills Academy Study and workbook guide
  • Skills Academy Solution guide
  • Assessment guide
  • Exam trial paper

PRO Material

If you need more help with your studies, try the PRO study material pack. It has more study materials to assist you. All the study materials and videos in the PRO option are directly from the Official ICB publishers.

The PRO study materials include:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • ICB study guide
  • Skills Academy assessment guide
  • USB with *videos to boost studying
  • Two trial exam papers on the USB

*The videos on the USB is another way to help you with your studies. Before you write your exam, use the videos to test your knowledge. The video assumes that you have already studied the material.

When Can You Start?

You can start right now! Fill in the form below and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.


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Last Updated: 07 May 2018

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