Junior Bookkeeping: Business Literacy

College: College SA
Course: Junior Bookkeeper: Business Literacy
School: Bookkeeping and Accounting Studies
Programme Type: Institute Programme: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Single Module
Partner Institute: ICB - The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type:

Statement of Competence

Award Issued by:


Accredited by: Your Unit Standard Certificates will be accredited by FASSET
SAQA NQF Level: Not Applicable
SAQA ID: Not Applicable
Membership: ICB
Period of study: 5 months
Entrance Criteria:

No prior accounting knowledge needed.


  • Grade 10 AND

  • Learners must be 16 years of age AND

  • The ability to read and write in English




What does Junior Bookkeeping: Business Literacy course involve?

Business Literacy is a very useful course that will equip you with the skills required to communicate effectively in a business environment.


When you study the Business Literacy course, you will learn to communicate effectively, work effectively in a team, and how to manage conflict. You will learn to do basic mathematics, and how to apply it in the workplace. Finally you will learn how to apply everything to your everyday life, both in the workplace and socially.



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Why should I study the Junior Bookkeeping: Business Literacy course?

Effective communication is the basis of success in any business. To be able to communicate effectively, you will need to know what to communicate and to whom. You will need to know how to communicate your information. Business Literacy will give you all the tools you need to be able to communicate effectively in a business environment. You will also learn how to use basic mathematics in the business. All of these are skills that will carry over into your everyday life. It will enhance the way you live and work.


Course Structure

In order to complete the Junior Bookkeeping: Business Literacy course, students will have to complete all the following subjects:


    • Business Literacy - The key principles of effective business communication  

    • Business Literacy – Spoken communication

    • Business Literacy – Written communication

    • Business Literacy – Work readiness

    • Working with numbers: an introduction

    • Working with fractions and decimal numbers

    • Percentages, ratios, proportions and equations.

    • Using interest rates in business

    • Measure, analyse and communicate workplace data

    • Business communication – Putting it all together

    • Business numeracy – Putting it all together






Other courses you may be interested in:


the College on 0800 21 23 22 to find out how you can register for one of these courses.


"All-Inclusive" Package

If you want your Tuition fee with the College to include all your Membership and Exam fees, you can choose our "All-Inclusive" Package. This is a little more expensive, but then we take care of all your Membership and Exam fees, and we’ll alert you to fill in the Membership and Exam forms.


If you choose this option, you can pay all your study costs in a single advance payment, or in monthly payments. This means that you do not have to worry about being able to afford future Membership and Exam fees since the College will take care of it on your behalf.


Please note that the “All-Inclusive” Package gives you Membership and Subscription for the full duration of your studies. The College will also pay for one Exam per subject. If you fail an Exam, you will have to make additional payments to re-write the Exam.


 Assessment and Award

Once you have successfully completed the necessary assignments prescribed by College SA, you may apply to complete the examinations with the ICB. Upon successful completion of your one exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence.


In order to write exams with the ICB you will have to:

    • Apply to the ICB and register with them to write their exams

    • Submit a Portfolio of Evidence to the ICB on the day of your exams


College SA will help you every step of the way with this.


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Interested? Want to find out more?

If you would like to find out more about the College SA – ICB Junior Bookkeeper: Business Literacy Short Course, fill in this short form and then one of our friendly Student Registrars will respond to your questions and provide you with all the information you need.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Classes?


College SA is a home study college. This means that you do not have to go to class. You study at home, on the train, at work, after hours, on your lunch break, or over weekends! This means that you save a lot of costs that classroom students have to pay. Things like travel costs and accommodation are expensive for classroom students. Obviously it is also safer to study in your own home. It also means that you can work while you study, so you can earn a salary and get your qualification at the same time.


Do I get study material from the College?


College SA includes all your books, course items and study material with your course. So unlike other colleges, we shall not give you a list of books to buy. Once you have paid, you are entitled to receive all the study material you need from us. In some cases there might be recommended reading materials which the college does not provide. But this will only be materials that are not essentials to passing your course.


What is the cost of the study material?


Your study material is included in your course fees, so the college does not charge you for study material.


Do you have a question of your own? Please feel free to ask us.


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