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"Before I joined the ICB in 2004 I was just another bookkeeper - but now my status has improved dramatically. I qualified as a Certified Technical Financial Accountant via the ICB in 2005. Since then my accounting and tax services business has been growing by the day. I do the… Read more »

Zolisa Soji

Emmelda Snyders started her bookkeeping course in November 2009 at Ndivho Training and is excited about the doors that it will open for her. "I have realised that bookkeeping is a scarce skill in South Africa. There are many work opportunities. I can start my own business and will know… Read more »

Emmelda Snyders

2017 courses entrepreneurship

Dreaming of running your own business?

    If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business - or want to help grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.

    Learn what you need to succeed

    Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that'll be you if you study this programme. The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you'll need to make your business a success. The subjects also cover strategy, technical knowledge and personal skills.

    The Foundation Level will give you a good grounding (and earn you the National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management). Keep studying to achieve the Intermediate and Advanced Levels, and their associated NQF qualifications.

    Click here to download a PDF summary of the ICB’s Entrepreneurship Programme.

    Foundation Level

    FOUNDATION LEVEL

    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

    (NQF L4 - SAQA ID 48736, total credits: 120)

     

    Duration:  9 months

    Entry requirements:

    • Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF L3 or an equivalent.

    Subjects:

    1. Entrepreneurship 1 (ENT1)
    2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
    3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

    What my title can be:

    You're probably not interested in applying for a job if you're studying this programme! If you're not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

    What I'll be able to do:

    Understand what it means to be an entrepreneur in South Africa. Identify business opportunities, set up a new business. Understand the documents, processes and recording of financial transactions in the business. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Cost and price products and manage working capital. Manage business logistics. Work with SARS and other statutory bodies. Operate a personal computer.

    Intermediate Level

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Higher Certificate: Office Administration

    (NQF L5 - SAQA ID 23619, total cumulative credits: 240)

     

    Duration:  +15 months

    Entry requirements:

    • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (must include the Entrepreneurship 1 subject).

    Subjects:

    4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
    5. Entrepreneurship 2 (ENT2)
    6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
    7. Financial Statements (FNST)
    8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

    What my title can be:

    You're probably not interested in applying for a job if you're studying this programme! If you're not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

    What I'll be able to do:

    Lead a small/medium sized business. Manage your work schedule as an entrepreneur. Operate efficiently in an office environment. Apply law, marketing, PR and economic principles in business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports. Work efficiently with HR and labour relations. Apply local and global growth principles.

     

    Advanced Level

    ADVANCED LEVEL

    National Diploma: Financial Accounting

    (NQF L6 - SAQA ID 20366, total cumulative credits: 280)

     

    Duration:  +12 months

    Entry requirements:

    • Higher Certificate: Office Administration (must include the Entrepreneurship 2 subject).

    Subjects:

    9. Entrepreneurship 3 (ENT3)
    10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
    11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
    12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Entrepreneurship) (RTAP)

    What my title can be:

    Financial Accountant, Chief Financial Officer in an entrepreneurial environment, Business Consultant, Business Advisor, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria).

    What I'll be able to do:

    Work with a management information system at a corporate level. Prepare a business for internal/external audit. Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global entrepreneurial environment. Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment. Understand and stick to ethical principles. Manage and lead change in your business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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