ICB Short Course: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Learn to do the basics in Accounting: like Debits and Credits, and General Ledgers. This is great for those of you working in a position in which you have to have some Accounting skills. And for those of you who would just like to record what you do with your money. And make wiser choices in your spending. Learn this skill quickly by taking our Bookkeeping To Trial Balance Short Course. This course is part of our Financial Accounting Programme.

Course Information:



Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Programme TypeICB Short Course
Award Type

Short Course Certificate from Skills Academy

A Statement of Competence from the ICB showing the Unit Standards that you have completed (If you submit your POE to the ICB and if you successfully pass your exams that you must write with the ICB)

A Unit Standard Certificate from FASSET for any Unit Standards that you have completed (If you submit your POE to the ICB and if you successfully pass your exams that you must write with the ICB)

Award Issued By

Skills Academy

The ICB (If you submit your POE to the ICB and if you successfully pass your exams that you must write with the ICB)

FASSET (If you submit your POE to the ICB and if you successfully pass your exams that you must write with the ICB)

Accredited By
Your Unit Standard Certificates will be accredited by FASSET
Course DurationUp to 3 Months
Entrance Criteria

No prior accounting knowledge needed.

  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be 16 years of age AND
  • The ability to read and write in English


What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Bookkeeping to Trial Balance Short Course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.

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Course Outline

  • Basic introduction to Business, Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Value Added tax (Vat) and source documents
  • Recording cash transactions
  • Recording credit and sundry transactions
  • Inventory systems
  • Individual accounts for debtors and creditors, and supplier and general ledger reconciliations
  • Bank reconciliations process
  • Drafting financial statement


Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.


You will be getting a Certificate of Completion from Skills Academy.

As well as a “Statement Of Competence” from the ICB. This will be given to you once you have given your in POE (portfolio of evidence) and passed all your exams.

And a “Unit Standard Certificate” from FASSET. For any Unit Standards you have passed.

How to Check if a Certificate is Authentic

Are you an employer or manager and you want to check if a Certificate is Authentic (the real thing)? This is how you identify an authentic Skills Academy Certificate:

If you are unsure, please contact us, and we can check the student name and the unique certificate code to verify that you are looking at an authentic certificate. Click here if you need us to verify a certificate for you.

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When Can I Start?

You can start right now! Click Here to fill in an application form and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.


Last updated: April 30, 2019

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