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ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Intermediate Level

Course Code ICB-EN02

Course overview

If you have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to help grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you. It builds on the skills you acquired in the Entrepreneurship 1 programme and equip you with the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead a sustainable business. You will progress further and learn the principles of the key functional disciplines of marketing management, human resource management and office administration. This qualification is the Intermediate Level of the ICB entrepreneurship programme and is specifically designed for students who wish to start their own ventures and become owner-managers, those students who aspire to become small business managers, or those students who are responsible for the keeping of the financial records of a small business. Keep on studying to achieve the Advanced Level, and its associated NQF qualification and become the CEO of your own future.

Who should take this course 

This programme is ideal if you are: 

  • Are dreaming of starting your own company someday
  • Have already started a business but realize you have gaps in your knowledge
  • Are thinking of partnering with a non-financial person in a new venture
  • Want to make sure your existing or future company runs efficiently

What you will learn 

  • Subject 4: Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Subject 5: Entrepreneurship 2 (ENT2)
  • Subject 6: Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Subject 7: Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Subject 8: Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

What you will be able to do

  • Lead a small/medium sized business.
  • Manage your work schedule as an entrepreneur.
  • Operate efficiently in an office environment.
  • Apply law, marketing, PR and economic principles in business.
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports.
  • Work efficiently with HR and labour relations.
  • Apply local and global growth principles.

Which careers you can pursue

Students who complete this qualification could pursue a career as a: 

  • Small business management
  • You’re probably not interested in applying for a job if you’re studying this programme! If you’re not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their finance person

What you need to enrol

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Entrepreneurship) NQF L4 (SAQA ID 48736)

How to enrol for this programme

You may enrol for the full qualification or choose the individual subjects from this programme you wish to study. Once you completed all the subjects of this qualification successfully you will be awarded the national qualification. Enrol with Triversita and register with the ICB as a student member (if you are a first time ICB student) and enter for assessment for the ICB programme and subjects you wish to be assessed on. You can do this online on the ICB website or download and complete the learner registration and assessment entry form available on for this subject and submit it along with the correct assessment fee to the ICB, showing the date you want to sit the assessment. You will receive an email from the ICB to confirm your assessment entry. Triversita will assist you with the process.

How tuition will be delivered

Distance Learning

How long you will study

15 Months Distance Learning

What materials you will receive

The programme fees include all study materials and postage expenses. Study materials include a textbook, study and solutions guide and a free USB drive containing videos and solutions playlists. The programme fee excludes ICB registration and assessment fees.

How much it will cost

Click here to download our Course Fee Schedule.

Distribution of Training Materials

Students who pay the full cash course fee will receive the training materials for all their subjects upon registration. Students who select the instalment payment option will receive their course materials for the first subject upon enrolment. Course materials for the following subjects in the enrolment programme will be distributed every three (3) months.

How you will be assessed

This programme is assessed by the ICB and involves three formative activities (assignments), two formative evaluations (tests) during your studies and one summative assessment (final examination) at the end of your studies. The assignments and tests are included in your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and counts 30% towards your final mark. You will hand in your PoE on the day you write your final examination. The final examination is written at an ICB assessment centre which is nearest to you and counts 70% towards your final mark. Final examinations are conducted quarterly in February, May, August and November for distance learning students.

Accreditation of the programme

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers ICB) and registered at a NQF level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with SAQA ID No: 23619. Triversita (ICB provider accreditation number 301103) is accredited with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) to offer tuition for this programme.

What certificate you will receive

You must successfully complete all five subjects that make up this qualification in order to receive the higher certificate. Upon completion of all the subjects in this programme you will receive the Higher Certificate: Office Administration (Entrepreneurship) NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23619)

How to get professional recognition

Upon completion of this programme, you may proceed to become a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA) as and be entitled to the use of the CSOAIcba(SA) designation after your name.

How you can further your career

This Higher Certificate: Office Administration (Entrepreneurship) is the intermediate level of the entrepreneurship programme of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Successful completion of this programme allows entry into the ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting (Entrepreneurship) NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 20366)