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Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, South Africa

Junior ICB bookkeeping courses home study is the best way to make sure you are earning money and earning experience on the job while you study to become an accountant.  A certified junior bookkeeping course is the first step the journey to becoming a qualified accountant.


How does home study work?


Home study has become one of the key ways to get educated in South Africa today.  Most students are not able to get study loans, and do not have parents who are able to pay the tuition fees for them.  For this reason home study is leading the way in giving people access to education as you can study and work at the same time.

With home study, or distance learning as many people know it, the college will send you your books, and you can then communicate with the college via email, telephone or other means in order to get the support you need to complete your course.  You send your assignments into the college for marking, and if it is an accredited course you have to go and write a final exam.

It also means that you get real work experience while you study.  Too many graduates get stuck when they apply for their first job because even though they are fully qualified an employer is worried to take them on as they have never had a full time job before.

How it works is quite simple.  We will courier your books a few days after registration.  We will then support you via phone, email and in your online study groups.  We will send you pro active communication like texts and emails, and give you a call when we feel you need extra help or encouragement.

Our lecturers are also in the online study groups daily, so you will have constant access as long as you use the study groups and keeping coming back to contribute and ask questions.


Can I study junior ICB bookkeeping courses home study?


Yes you can!  We have fully accredited junior bookkeeping course that you can study from home.

Home study is an excellent option for the student that wants to study part time, or work and study at the same time.  Remember that if you work and study at the same time not only will you be earning money, but you will also be getting work experience.  Relevant work experience is one of the key differentiators you will have when applying for jobs against those who only studied and have no experience.

ICB Booking is ideal for home study.  The course material is excellent, and the support from the college so good that you can get help any time you get stuck.


Why should I study junior bookkeeping?


Studying a junior bookkeeping qualification is the first step on the journey to becoming an accountant.  Not only does that lead to finding jobs much more easily in the future, but you can expect a very high salary.

Accounting and bookkeeping are both listed on the South African scarce skills list.  What this means is that we have a shortage of trained people in the bookkeeping and accounting professions across the whole country.  The good news is that means that if you train to become a bookkeeper or accountant your skills will be highly in demand.  And pay well!

Here are some if the positions in which FASSET listed there are skills shortages:


  • Trainee Accountant
  • Financing Supervisor
  • General Accountant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Debt Collectors


Our ICB bookkeeping courses will train you for any one of these positions.  And as you gain experience and study further you can easily move on to better jobs in line with a qualification in accounting.

So what does a Junior Bookkeeper do?  When you have completed your studies you will be able to do these functions, among others:


  • The completion of the monthly bookkeeping function to trial,
  • Supplier declaration reconciliation
  • Stock systems and bank declaration reconciliation,
  • Calculation of PAYE/ SDL/ UIF remuneration and the month-to-month EMP deductions and completion of the month-to-month EMP201 returns,
  • Conclusion of yearly IRP 5, IRP 6 and IT 3a documents, EMP501 and VAT201 return using both manual the manual submission system and E-filing.


I am sure you can see that all of these would be vital to know for any office, in any profession.


How will this home study junior bookkeeping course be structured?


In order to finish the National Certificate in Bookkeeping, students will have to complete all the following subjects:


  • Introduction to Business English (TWP Academy subject)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Company Literacy

How will my junior ICB bookkeeping courses home study be assessed?


Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will consist of 3 developmental activities, 2 formative evaluations and one summative assessment. PoE evaluation comprises formative/ interim evaluation of activities (tasks) and assessments (tests) that count 30% to the total mark.

A Summative Evaluation (final exam) adds to the staying 70% of your marks. The PoE is generally a file containing all the evidence required for a learner to be declared proficient against the appropriate results.


For how long is this junior bookkeeping course?


The junior bookkeeping course will take you 12 to 16 months if you study and work at the same time.

If you study full time at home you will be able to finish this much quicker.


What certificate will I get?


There are three certificates you will receive when you complete this course:


  1. You will receive the National Certificate in Bookkeeping from FASSET.  Be prepared that this can take six months to a year to arrive.
  2. You will be given a program completion certificate from the ICB
  3. You will also receive a programme completion certificate from TWP Academy


When can I start my course?


You can start right now! Fill in the form on this page and a friendly Student Specialist will call you to guarantee this is the right course for you.


Can I study ICB Accounting if I do not have a Matric Certificate?


Yes, you can study ICB Accounting without Matric.

Many students think that if they did not pass Matric, or get good enough grades, that they have no chance of study further.  However, you only need a Grade 10, and be 16 in order to start our junior bookkeeping qualification.

Thats right!  And you don’t need any previous experience with accounting.  We will teach you everything you need to know.

Lastly – junior bookkeeping courses through home study are cost effective


Now that you know all about studying Junior bookkeeping courses through home study you should also know this.  Home study courses are significantly cheaper than if you go to a classroom every day!

That does not mean we are cheap – we can give you the best service if we charge the lowest price.

But if you compare our prices to any course where you have to go to classes on a campus you will find that we are cheap in comparison to that.

So what are you waiting for?  Fill in the form or click on this link to get started on a TWP Academy fully accredited ICB junior bookkeeping courses through home study.




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Last Updated : September 24, 2018

Junior ICB bookkeeping courses home study
Junior ICB bookkeeping courses home study
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