National certificate in small business financial management – College SA

National certificate in small business financial management

Course Code: C00830

This course is regarded as the first step in a learning pathway in financial management and accounting, which would end with Accounting and/or Financial Management Qualifications at NQF level 6. You will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required to do effective record-keeping and financial management needed for operating a small business. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to perform key financial tasks, and learn the importance of effective communication and accuracy.

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Course fee

Total Course Fee:

R10 110

Monthly instalment option:

R1030 per month

Payment duration:

11 months

Study duration:

12 months

Registration fee:


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Accreditation information

Status: Accredited course

Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 49736)

Provided by: QCTO & ICB

Minimum credits: 120

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete the course.

Course subjects covered

  • Business literacy
  • Bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Business management 1

Course starting dates

With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our educational planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessment information

  • 30% of your final mark comes from your coursework
  • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam
  • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass
  • You need at least 60% overall to pass

Portfolio of Evidence:

You will receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices only when you register for your exam. The PEO will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your POE with and once you’ve completed your exam and added it to the POE, you’re done!


Exams can be written in February, May, August and November each year.

Exam information

Exam Dates:

  • February 2021
  • May 2021
  • July 2021
  • November 2021

Exam Fees:

(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)

  • Annual student registration fee: R380.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R675.00
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R490.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R260.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950.00
  • Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R1205.00

Entry Requirements

Grade 9

Grade 9 passed, with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)


Completion of bridging course (if you don’t have Grade 9 pass), with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)


You must be at least
16 years old


The ability to read and
write in English

Internet access

You will need access to the internet via a computer