Small Business Entrepreneurship

Higher Certificate: Senior Entrepreneur

Higher Certificate Office Administration: Code ENT200                   ICB Accredited           NQF L5 SAQA ID 23619                                

This National Qualification is accredited by FASSET SETA and assessed through ICB. You will be able to manage the finances of a small to medium sized business, using your basic skills in accounting, reporting, finance and costing. This programme will provide the skills required to be an Assistant Financial Manager or any role requiring basic financial skills.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Office & Legal Practice
  • Module 2: Entrepreneurship 2
  • Module 3: Marketing Management & Public Relations
  • Module 4: Financial Statements
  • Module 5: Human Resources Management & Labour Relations

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course must first complete ICB Entrepreneur Programme (BFM100)

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: Senior Entrepreneur : Code ENT200 
Price Before bursary R29,700
Price after bursary R11,880*
Once off payment price R16,200
Payment Plan R600 over 18 months
Registration Fee R1,000

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

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