Tertiary studies are usually an expensive venture, even though not everyone can afford the high cost of tuition. With South Africa’s current economy, we all need every head-start we can get. This is why choosing the correct career to study for is so important these days. Studying for a scarce skill career means you have a much higher chance of employment and a steady income, which is why an ICB Financial Accounting Qualification could be what you need to take your career to the next level.

Accredited ICB Financial Accounting Qualifications

It’s important that whenever you consider studying anything, that your make sure your qualification is recognised. This is one of the reasons why courses from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) can prove to be so valuable. All of their courses are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). This means that they are recognised both nationally and internationally. With these qualifications, you’ll be able to apply for career opportunities outside of South Africa, making them more valuable than similar, non-accredited courses.

Affordable Qualifications

Studying an accredited qualification can become expensive to complete, and even though study loans are an option, they aren’t always ideal. They usually require you to go into expensive debt and pay back more than you borrowed. There is however an alternative to taking out a study loan.

Home Study Cost

Certain education providers allow you to pay for your studies on a monthly basis at an affordable rate. The other benefit of home study is that there are no physical classes to attend. This means that you are able to work while you are studying. Studying for ICB Financial Accounting Qualifications will provide you with 4 qualifications from start to finish. The courses start at NQF level 3 and end at NQF level 6. This means that you can even start your studies without matric. Each level of the course provides you with a qualification that makes you eligible for different levels of employment. The NQF level 3 Junior Bookkeeping course qualifies you to start working as a junior bookkeeper. You can finish this course in 12 months while you are already employed. The ability to study while you are already employed means you can pay for your studies and gain valuable work experience at the same time. As you progress through the levels of the course, you’ll become eligible for higher positions in your career. As a result of this, you’ll be able to apply for those positions sooner, as you’ll already have built up some of the required work experience.

Choosing where to study

The final choice you will need make is where to study. This can further impact the cost of the studies themselves. Distance learning is generally the cheaper option overall, but it is important to make sure that the place you decide to study with is both accredited, and give you the support you need to finish your course. Below is a list of college we believe to be some of the best options available for distance learning. All of the above colleges offer affordable pricing structures to help you avoid taking out a loan. They also have great student support systems to help you get through the course and stay motivated during your studies.