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Business Studies


What is business studies?

Business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers. Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day. Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business. The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to South Africa’s economic future. In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in

a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning. Business studies has natural links to the social sciences learning area. Contexts for business can also be drawn from other learning areas, such as technology. Simply click on your preferred field of study below and expand your career opportunities. Remember if you need help, we are always just a click away, or alternatively contact us on 021 556 8464. HC College is a registered exam centre however students not living in Cape Town can click on the following link to find an exam centre close to them. ICB IBS CSSA HC College offers a variety of courses from accredited institutes:



Business Courses


NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

National N Diploma: Business Management (SAQA ID 67036) NQF L6

This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, run their own business, or work in a retail, wholesale or generic management environment.
It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Entrepreneur
  • General Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Assistant Management

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate with a National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business Studies
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
  • Supportive Learning - approximately 3 years

  • HC College is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).

    COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Computer Practices N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Introduction to Accounting N4
  • Sales Management N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Financial Accounting N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Labour Relations N5

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time and Supportive Learning Studies.


    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC College academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time, Part Time and Supportive Learning Students are written at the HC College Blouberg Campus in Cape Town
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Business Management at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Business Management, a candidate must pass at least one of the following:

  • Introductory Computer Practice N4

  • COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC College for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Advanced Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    (SAQA ID 20366) (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the third level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with management information systems at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria)
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor
  • Service or Sales Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619) (must include the Business Management 2 subject)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 1 Year
  • Distance/Supported Learning - approximately 1 Year
  • SUBJECTS


    Advanced Level
  • 1. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • 2. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 3. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 4. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Business Management)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC College for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Intermediate Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    Higher Certificate:
    Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23619 (240 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme Office Administration

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the second level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Manage your diary and work schedule as a manager
  • Operate efficiently as a general office manager of a business
  • Apply marketing, law, PR, and economics principles in business
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports
  • Work efficiently with the HR and labour relations departments
  • Apply business growth principles for local and global expansion
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Customer Services Manager

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736) (Must include the Business Management 1 subject)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 15 Months
  • Distance/Supported Learning - approximately 15 Months

  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 2. Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • 3. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 4. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 5.Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Business Management Programme Advanced Level - National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Foundation Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Certificate:
    Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4
    (SAQA ID: 48736) (120 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme Small Business Financial Management

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the first level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the documentation
  • Processing and recording of a business's financial transactions
  • Communicate effectively with the business stakeholders
  • Show that you know what it means to be a general manager
  • Cost and price products and manage working capital
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Assistant or administrator in human resources
  • Office management
  • Legal
  • Administration
  • Public relations
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Sales
  • Customer relations
  • Junior Researcher
  • Junior Analyst
  • Sales Assistant
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 months
  • Part Time - approximately 9 months
  • Distance/Supported Learning - approximately 9 months
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance* (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.


    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Business Management Programme Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Intermediate Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    HIGHER CERTIFICATE - Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23619 (240 CREDITS)

    ICB Office Administration Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the second level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Apply a range of office administration techniques
  • Economics
  • Perform human resources and labour relations administrative tasks
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Labour Relations Administrator

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23618)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 9 Months
  • Distance/Supported Learning - approximately 9 Months

  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 2* (OAB2)
  • 2. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • 3. Economics (ECON)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Office Administration Programme Advanced Level - Diploma: Office Administration NQF L6 (SAQA ID 35958)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Advanced Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    DIPLOMA - Office Administration NQF Level 6
    SAQA ID 35958 (360 CREDITS)

    nqf6

    This programme is the second level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the third Level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-
    Use your advanced knowledge of office administration and management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Manager
  • Administration Manager

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 9 months
  • Supported Learning - approximately 9 months
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • 2. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 3. Management (MGMT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Diploma: Office Administration NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 35958)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA).
    ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC College for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Foundation Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    Certificate - Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23618 (120 CREDITS)

    ICB Office Administration Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the first level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Business communication
  • Bookkeeping up to trial balance
  • Apply your basic knowledge of cost and management accounting
  • Use your basic skills in marketing and public relations
  • Business law and Administrative Practice
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Administrator

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent
    You must be at least 16 years of age
    No prior accounting knowledge needed

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half Years
  • Supported Learning - approximately 1 and a half Years
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 1* (BOA1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance* (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • 4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • 6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23618)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.


    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Office Administration Programme Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    All Levels


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    SAQA ID 35958 (360 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.

    This programme consists of 3 Levels (12 Subjects):-

    1. Foundation Level – Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)
    2. Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23619)
    3. Advanced Level – Diploma: Office Administration NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 35958)

    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-
    Use your advanced knowledge of office administration and management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Your starting point will be determined by your highest qualification achieved. Candidates normally start the qualification from the Foundation Level.
    The entrance requirements for the Foundation Level are as follows:

  • Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 3 Years
  • Supported Learning - approximately 3 Years

  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • 4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • 6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

  • Intermediate Level
  • 7. Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • 8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • 9. Economics (ECON)

  • Advanced Level
  • 10. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • 11. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 12. Management (MGMT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Diploma: Office Administration NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID: 35958)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC College for more information.



    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    All Levels


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    (SAQA ID 20366) (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.

    This programme consists of 3 Levels (12 Subjects):-

    1. Foundation Level – National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    2. Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    3. Advance Level - National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)

    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with management information systems at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria)
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor
  • Service or Sales Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Your starting point will be determined by your highest qualification achieved. Candidates normally start the qualification from the Foundation Level.
    The entrance requirements for the Foundation Level are as follows:
    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC College course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - N/A
  • Part Time - approximately 3 Years
  • Supported Learning - approximately 3 Years

  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • Intermediate Level
  • 4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 5. Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • 6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 7. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

  • Advanced Level
  •  9. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • 10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 12. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Business Management)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC College has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material but excludes the ICB fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

    FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC College for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


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    The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


    The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers. Their vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce; our mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions. HC College is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).

    The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)


    The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a Professional Body and a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services (FASSET). The ICB has been around since 1931. Its role is to improve and maintain the quality, credibility and reputation of bookkeeping, accounting, office administration and financial management training and qualifications in Southern Africa. ICB graduates are recognised worldwide by the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The ICB has four Certification Programmes for students to study. Each certification programme comprises a series of learning programmes made up of short courses. ICB assessments can be written at assessments centres around South Africa. HC College is a registered ICB exam centre you can click here for more information.

    Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)


    The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) is tasked with the responsibility of education, training and skills development in the Transport Sector. Taking cognisance of the pivotal role transport plays in the economic and social development of the country as a whole and the changes that are happening globally, TETA has consciously set itself up to be at the forefront of innovation in training and human capital development.To this end, the vision that TETA has adopted for the coming years is to be at the heart of skills innovation in the Transport Sector in all its learning programme interventions and in the way business is done with the sub-sectors and transport industry as a whole. That in itself calls upon the Transport SETA to be globally focussed, looking at cutting edge technologies in the human resource development field in general.

    Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA)


    The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers. These levies are collected by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) via the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and are to be disbursed through a management system motivated by skills requirement assessment and monitoring. Thus the Services SETA will ensure that the skill requirements of the services sector are identified and that adequate and appropriate skills are readily available.

    Meet our Partners

    • AppETD
    • Cape Chamber of commerce
    • Certiport
    • CompTIA
    • FASSET
    • ICB
    • Mictseta
    • Pearson Vue
    • Chaplin PR
    • TETA
    • QCTO
    • Services SETA