ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Manager

College: The Learning Group
Course: National Certificate: Small Business Financial Manager
School: Business School
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: National Certificate
Award Issued by: FASSET
Accredited by: FASSET
SAQA ID: 48736
NQF Level: Level TBA: Pre-2009 was level 4
Course Duration: 12 – 18 months
Entrance Criteria: • Grade 11
• NQF level 3 Qualification


What is Small Business Financial Management?

Small Business Financial Manager is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

• The Assistant Financial Manager function,
• Any Managerial function that requires basic finance skills,
• All the skills and knowledge to work in the corporate environment as an assistant to the Financial Manager,
• All the financial skills to manage the finances of a small or medium-sized business, and,
• Basic accounting, reporting skills, basic finance skills and basic costing skills.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 11, OR
NQF level 3 Qualification

Programme Duration

Recommended 12 – 18 months of study

Programme Outcomes

In order to complete the National Certificate in Small Business Financial Manager, students must complete all of the following Subjects:

Essential Business Finance Computerised Bookkeeping Business Literacy

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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