Business Literacy: Code ICB001 ICB Accredited - Academy of York

Business Literacy: Code ICB001 ICB Accredited


Business Literacy

This accredited Business Literacy course is essential for anyone wanting to work in the Business Environment. You will be taught professional business writing and verbal communication skills, which is fundamental to any career.

Course Overview

  • The key principles of effective business communication
  • Spoken and written communication skills
  • Working with numbers, including fractions, ratios, proportions etc.
  • Using interest rates in business
  • Understanding workplace data

Study period: up to 6 months   

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not need any prior accounting knowledge.

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide 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: Business Literacy (ICBBUSL)
Price Before bursary R5,833
Price after bursary R3,500*
Once off payment price R3,200
Payment Plan R350 over 10 months
Registration Fee R700

*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