ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

College:The Learning Group
Course: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
Award Issued by:FASSET
Accredited by:FASSET
SAQA ID:58376
NQF Level:L4
Course Duration:24 – 36 months
Entrance Criteria:
  • Grade 11 (or equivalent), AND
  • Successful completion of the ICB National Certificate:
    Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)
     OR Be a qualified
    Certified Junior Bookkeeper

What is FET Senior Bookkeeping?

A Senior Bookkeeper is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

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• 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 breakeven analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, advanced costing, budgeting and standard costing.
• Financial management, and business ethics

The accredited ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses are a great option for students who would like to study an accredited course without a matric certificate. The entry requirement for Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate, the first course in the series is that you need to have grade 10. You will then move on to the Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate course.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 11 (or equivalent), AND
Successful completion of the ICB National Certificate:
Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper) OR Be a qualified Certified Junior Bookkeeper

Programme Duration

Recommended 24 – 36 months of study

Programme Outcomes

In order to complete the FET Certificate in Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper), students must complete all of the following Subjects:

Bookkeeping to Trail Balance
Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
Computerised Bookkeeping
Financial Statements
Business Literacy
Cost and Management Accounting


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

Financial Statements
Cost and Management Accounting

Assessment and Award

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise of 3 formative activities, 2 formative evaluations and one summative assessment. 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.


Please note that this programme is accredited by FASSET.

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