Small Business Financial Management NQF L4 - National Certificate – SAQA ID 48736 (Code: BFM100) - Academy of York

Small Business Financial Management NQF L4 – National Certificate – SAQA ID 48736 (Code: BFM100)

Small Business Financial Management

National Certificate NQF L4 SAQA ID 48736

 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: Business Literacy
  • Module 2: Entrepreneurship
  • Module 3: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Study period: up to 12 months 

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not need any prior business knowledge

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: Small Business Financial Management (BFM100)
Price Before bursary R16,667
Price after bursary R10,000*
Once off payment price R9,000
Payment Plan R600 over 16.7 months
Registration Fee R1,000

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

What our students say about us

Gilbert‘’Making time to study while working full time is not an easy task. Having Academy of York facilitate this in a painless way made it that much easier to complete my Financial Management course in my spare time. Well done AOY!’’Gilbert Musengi