National Certificate | 1 Year | NQF 4 (120 Credits) | SAQA ID 48736


The National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management is specifically designed for those learners who are already, or those who wish to become, owner-managers or those who are responsible for the keeping of the financial records, of a small business.

The Qualification meets the needs of the following learners:

  • Those who are new to financial management and who wish to acquire the essential skills and knowledge required to perform the key financial tasks involved in operating a small business.
  • Those who are already employed in record-keeping, financial management or allied roles in a small business and who wish to ensure that they have a firm foundation to perform financial management tasks.

Those who have performed financial management and financial record-keeping for a long time but who have no formal Qualification which acknowledges their knowledge, skills and expertise. Those who were denied access to formal education and who wish to gain a Qualification in financial management related to small businesses

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • NQF L3 or equivalent qualification
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant or Administrator in human resources
  • Office management
  • Public relations
  • Junior researcher
  • Marketing and sales
  • Business Management 1
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
Part Time - Evening and Weekend Classes

Package Description

  • +/-48 hours face to face contact classes of 4 hours per module per week, depending on the syllabus
  • 2 Formative tests per module.
  • Final Exam


  • Students must be able to attend lectures at the Centurion Academy in Centurion
  • Part-time programs are designed for working professionals, which means you will be able to continue your full-time work while attending class.
  • Distance Learning

    Package Description

  • Academic assistance via CA Connect
  • Students need to register for exams directly with ICB
  • POE couriered directly to student by ICB
  • Students need to complete the activities and formative evaluations in the POE
  • Exams written at an approved ICB exam centre (not at the campus)


  • Pre-Requisite : Students to have Internet Access
  • Suitable for students that are located far away from the Academy and are unable to visit the Academy.
  • Small Business Financial Management is offered at:

    Centurion, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Witbank