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Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, South Africa

Want to further your studies, but can’t afford to leave your job or family duties behind? You have the option to study via distance learning with TWP Academy. If you want a career in the business world managing large groups of people and tasks, then you should enroll for ICB business management courses today!

The ICB offers quality business management courses that are accredited and recognized by the South African government and several professional bodies.


Overview of the Institute of Chartered Bookkeepers (ICB)


icb business management coursesThe ICB was established in 1931 and its aim was to improve the quality and reputation of the bookkeeping, office administration, business management, accounting and many more areas. All of the ICB’s courses have received accreditation on the NQF by SAQA or the South African Qualifications Authority. Students diplomas are issued by FASSET.

The ICB is also well known among a number of professional bodies in the business industry. Therefore studying for an ICB qualification through TWP Academy can greatly expand your network and consequently career opportunities.


What is Business Management all about?


In order to compete in the global market, businesses need to be properly organized and managed. A chaotic and dysfunctional work environment can result in the company losing income and clients. Effective business management is thus key to keeping a business on track. A business manager has multiple duties within a company and may include tasks such as: the supervision of staff, making sure all tasks are on track and compiling and handing out tasks.ICB Business Management courses

The field of business management is very broad and consists of various other fields such as IT, markets, office administration, customer service, economics as well as analysis of business policies and research methods.

By studying ICB business management courses through TWP Academy, you can learn the necessary skills in all of these areas to develop a good knowledge of business management. You will be able to run your workplace more productively and positively.

Business managers, whether they be in small or big companies, should always look to bring employees in line with the aims or objectives of the company. The application of skills in human resource management, finance, customer service, marketing and administration allow a company to run optimally.

When you study ICB business management, you will be taught skills in HR, labour laws and how to analyse financial data and markets. Studying through TWP Academy will prove to be a great asset in your career journey. Other valuable skills you will also learn are:

  • Assessing employees
  • Seeing over the tasks of staff- members
  • The procedures involved in the training and hiring of new employees
  • How to set goals that are aligned with the company’s objectives
  • How to establish a positive workplace as well as relationships among staff
  • How to motivate people to perform at their peak by rewarding them and giving positive feedback
  • How to resolve problems creatively and critically

You can see more about what you can learn on the ICB Business Management Programme here: ICB Business Management Program


About TWP Academy


TWP Academy is a distance learning college, which means you can still work full-time while pursuing your qualification through us. We understand that in today’s tough economy it is hard to leave your work behind to study on a full-time basis. We offer students who can’t afford to leave their jobs, the opportunity to study at home and pursue their dreams. We believe everyone has the right to have access to education.

TWP Academy is not like many other tertiary institutions who ask that you pay your course’s full fees upon registration. However we realise that many students in our country do not have the means of paying that amount of money at once. We don’t want to stand in your way from studying and will assist you where you have financial or academic problems. Our fees are not exorbitant and you can pay the fees monthly.

We at TWP Academy want to see you on track as quickly as possible in your career journey. If you happen to finish before time with your course, you will not be obliged to pay for the remaining months. Thus if you finish quickly you also get to pay even less for your studies.

We also want you to succeed in your studies, therefore we have our lecturers on standby to assist you with your questions and other difficulties you may have with the coursework. Besides offering the help of lecturers to you, we also have online study groups for you to make use of. We want you to succeed in your studies and career. We realize you want to provide the best possible life for you and your loved ones.

Our online study groups help you to communicate with lecturers and your fellow students. By interacting with other students you will soon come to realize that you are not alone in your struggles. Communicating with your lecturers and others makes home study so much more easier and eases feelings of isolation you might experience in your studies. These groups also present the opportunity for you to build great networks with other people, which could aid you in your future endeavours.

When we say, we want to see you succeed and thrive, we mean it so much so that we won’t do any screening of your past credit records. We realize that you want to change your life for the better for yourself and those around you, thus we don’t want to be an obstacle for you. Even if you had past financial troubles, we won’t let it affect our relationship and trust with you. If you are devoted to your studies and serious about realising your dreams, we are serious about helping you to do so.

Learn more about us: About TWP Academy


Accredited ICB business management courses


If you plan on studying ICB business management, you can be sure that your course is accredited. All of the ICB’s courses are accredited by the QAP (Quality Assurance Partner) for the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations). Diplomas and certificates for students are issued by FASSET.ICB Business Management courses

To confirm that tertiary institutions comply with the ICB’s standards they all undergo site inspections by an inspector from the ICB. The inspector will then check to see if the college has the right study materials for students, the qualifications and competency of lecturers and staff.

They also inspect the policies and rules the college has in place to offer you the quality education you are entitled to. We want you to get value for your money thus we at TWP Academy happily comply with all inspections from professional bodies. Learn more about the ICB’s business management programme: Business Management Programme


TWP Academy offers ICB Business Management courses


The ICB business management courses that TWP Academy offers are accredited and only requires a grade 11 pass. There is thus no need to panic if you don’t have a grade 12 or matric, you can study with TWP Academy.ICB Business Management courses

ICB business management courses are comprised out of 3 levels, each of which have a qualification. If you are studying through university, you have to study for 3 year or more to get your full qualification. However, if you study through the ICB and TWP Academy you would have a certificate after your first year of study. In the foundation level you study towards a national certificate in small business management and you have to pass 3 modules.

When you have completed the previous level, you then move on to the intermediate level where you have to pass 5 modules. If you complete the intermediate level you get a higher certificate in office administration. For the advanced and final level you need to complete 4 modules successfully to get a national diploma in financial accounting.


The structuring of ICB Business Management courses


At TWP Academy we believe you have what it takes to succeed in your career. We know that with just the right support and guidance you have the potential to become something greater than you could have ever imagined. The ICB business management courses are made up of 3 levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced.


ICB Business Management Foundation Level

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management


Studying for a certificate in small business financial management can open the door to becoming a much sought after business manager. Some careers you can look forward to if you obtain this certificate are : an assistant manager, a position in marketing or sales. In order for you to be admitted into this program you only need to have a grade 11.


Course National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
Award type National Certificate
NQF level Level 4
Accredited by QCTO
Duration 12 – 18 months
Entrance requirements Grade 11 OR an NQF level 3 qualification

ICB Business Management Intermediate Level

Higher Certificate: Office Administration


If you want your company to run properly and be organized, good business management is needed. A Higher Certificate in Office Administration will help you gain the skills to implement efficient business management in any work environment. Some career opportunities with this qualification include: HR and office management, a supervisor in a department or senior administrator in an office.

Course Higher Certificate: Office Administration
Award type National higher certificate
NQF level Level 5
Accredited by QCTO
Duration 22 – 30 months
Entrance requirements Grade 12 or complete the ICB Certified Junior Office Administrator module

ICB Business Management Advanced Level

National Diploma: Financial Accounting


Financial accountants are in charge of putting together financial statements and reports. Some careers that a diploma in financial accounting can open up for you are: an accounts manager, business manager, sales manager, financial accountant, business adviser and more.


Course: National Diploma: Financial Accounting
Award type National diploma
NQF level Level 6
Accredited by QCTO
Duration 48 – 60 months
Entrance requirements Grade 12 OR the ICB higher Certificate: Office Administration (must include the Business Management 2 subject).


Looking for a career in business management?


You don’t have to postpone your dreams of having a career in business management just because you need to have a full-time job. You are perfectly able to study and work at the same time with TWP Academy.

If you are committed to your studies and transforming your life for the better we at TWP Academy help you every step of the way. Our fees are affordable and if you study faster, you could end up paying less for your course.People working at the office.

TWP Academy lecturers are always on standby to help you with any problem you may have with regard to the work. Your study notes and books are also couriered to you so you can start studying immediately without any delay. We as much as you want to see you advance as quickly as possible in your career.

So, if you manage to finish your course before the time you will pay less for your studies. You can pay your fees in monthly installments with us, so you can work and study while you pay off your fees.

If you are worried that a bad credit rating from their past may prevent them from studying, they shouldn’t worry at all. We won’t do any checks into your credit history. If you happened to get into trouble in the past with your finances, we won’t prevent you from studying with us. We realize that you want to better your future and we want to be part of it. We will help wherever and whenever to help you pass.


Study with TWP Academy!


Start studying today with us at TWP Academy for ICB Business Management courses and qualifications. With a qualification in any of our business management courses, your skills are sure to be in demand at all times. The things you will learn and networks you will build up during your studies will prove to be priceless in your career journey. Don’t hesitate to apply.



Last Updated: April 22, 2019

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