An essential part of bookkeeping training is working efficiently on a computer. This bookkeeping distance learning course teaches you how to complete the monthly bookkeeping cycle on Pastel Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. This course provides the skills required to fulfil the functions of a Salaries & Wages Clerk, Payroll Administrator, Data Capturer or Human Resources Clerk.

  • Use a Graphical User Interface based spreadsheet to solve a given problem
  • Use a Graphical User Interface based data based application to solve a given problem
  • Administer accounts receivable and accounts payable on the system
  • Set up the system

If you are not yet competent in Microsoft Word, Excel or Power Point, don’t worry, this bookkeeping training programme is divided into 2 sections: Computerised Bookkeeping and Sage Pastel Accounting Programme.  You will be given a free student version of the Pastel software, which is valid for 30 days.

Study period: up to 6 months   

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course should have completed ICB Payroll & Monthly SARS Return before starting this course. Students will require a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 for this course.

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 www.icb.org 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 http://www.icb.org.za/downloads.html for current fees.

Course Price

Price Before Bursary R6 667.00
Price After Bursary R4 000.00

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

Payment Options

1: Once Off Payment (No Registration Fee)
Once Off Payment Price R3 680.00

Once Off Payment

2: Payment Plan
Registration Fee R800.00
Payment Plan R400.00 over 10 Months

*Please Complete the form to get one of our Support Consultants to contact you regarding a Payment Plan

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, 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.

It was very good learned a lot. Thank you, Academy of York.

Jessica Hart

I can only say positive things about AOY. The post office returned my study material, no problem to AOY who promptly dispatched a new batch of material. 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. 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 AOY!!!!!

Misty Koen

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