Further Education & Training Certificate: Bookkeeping - Certified Senior Bookkeeper

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• Computerised Accounting (Pastel)*

• Word Processing*

• Spreadsheets*

• Presentation Graphics*

Learners must register for all the Boston modules listed above to be awarded the ICB module Junior Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping (ICB) via the process of recognition of prior learning (RPL).

• Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (ICB)**

• Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (ICB)**

• Financial Statements (ICB)**

• Cost and Management Accounting (ICB)**

• Business Literacy: Communication and Mathematics (ICB)**


All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

**Five (5) Formative activities and evaluations (tests) comprise a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) that is weighted 30% of the final grade. The Summative Assessment is weighted 70% of the final grade. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

Membership, Assessment and RPL fees to ICB, and Pastel on-line Assessment fee will be charged separately.



Logical | Accurate | Methodical | Responsible | Ethical



• Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications

• Ability to complete monthly and annual bookkeeping function

• Skills for depreciable asset disposal, year-end adjustments, preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations, companies and a thorough understanding of cash flow statements

• Ability to complete basic management accounts and a working knowledge of breakeven analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, advanced costing, budgeting and standard costing, financial management and business ethics

• Eligibility to complete SARS returns other than income tax assessment returns



Grade 11 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) L3. No prior Accounting knowledge needed. Learner must be at least 16 years of age.




On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Further Education & Training Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) SAQA ID 58376, NQF L4, 130 credits from FASSET SETA.



Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner may apply for admission to a Boston Higher Certificate Programme or an Occupational Qualification. Each submission is individually evaluated, hence neither admission nor advanced placement is assured.

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