Edge Business School is a proud tuition provider for the ICB: Financial Accounting Programme
The ICB Financial Accounting Programme teaches you the skills you need in order to have a career in Bookkeeping and Accounting.



The ICB Foundation Level National Certificate in Junior Bookkeeping will equip you with the skills to perform bookkeeping and payroll functions.

It will equip you to provide support to financial administrators, accounting technicians, accountants and financial managers in a medium to large organization. You will learn about monthly bookkeeping to trial balance, disclose profit and financial position, reconcile suppliers, bank statements, calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL, payroll tax and other deductions as well as VAT returns.

Job Opportunities:

Junior Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk or Payroll Clerk



The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete the Foundation Level. Upon successful completion of the below compulsory modules the learner will complete the foundation level.


Business Literacy

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


Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

This module introduces you to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems, 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.


Entry Requirements

Grade 10 or equivalent
No prior accounting knowledge needed
Learner must be at least 16 years of age to enroll


Fees and Timetables


2020 ICB - FEES


• Payment for Part Time lectures includes textbooks and the ICB Exam Fee.
• Online tuition support excludes textbooks and ICB Exam Fee.
• The ICB annual registration fee will be paid upfront to Edge who will pay the ICB.
• Monthly Payments via debit order on the last working day of the month.


Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
National Certificate - (SAQA ID 58375)
Minimum credits: 120 from FASSET SETA



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