Bookkeeping to Trial Balance: Code ICB002 ICB Accredited - Academy of York

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance: Code ICB002 ICB Accredited


Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

This bookkeeping and accounting course teaches bookkeeping terminologies and concepts that will form the foundation for bookkeeping training. On completion of this distance learning course you will have a thorough understanding of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the context of South Africa’s rules and regulations, a working knowledge of journals, general ledgers and trial balances. You will also be familiar with cash journals, debtors and creditors accounts as you would have covered the different reconciliations that are required in bookkeeping. This programme provides the skills required to fulfil the functions of an Accounts Clerk, Creditors Clerk and/or Debtors Clerk.

Course Overview

  • Record cash transactions
  • Record credit and sundry transactions
  • Understand Inventory systems
  • Understand Debtors and Creditors
  • Complete the bank reconciliation process
  • Reconcile supplier statements

Study period: up to 6 months   

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course should have completed ICB Business Literacy before starting this course.

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and Workbook, and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Course Name: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (ICBBKTB)
Price Before bursary R5,833
Price after bursaryR3,500*
Once off payment priceR3,200
Payment PlanR350 over 10 months
Registration FeeR700

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

What our students say about us

Misty‘’I can only say positive things about AOY. When I dealt with AOY telephonically, I was dealt with in a very friendly and professional manner, they did not at any time make me feel like: “oh no not another one with questions”.The payment structure suited me and payments always reflected on all statements. Lastly even though I have finished the course and am not currently studying, I still receive updates which makes you feel as if AOY has my best interests at heart. Thank you Academy of York!’’ Misty