Studying Accounting With A Grade 10 Certificate

  • The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers financial accounting courses that you can apply for with a grade 10 certificate.
  • Studying an ICB course will provide you with scarce skills and a highly accredited qualification which will increase your chances of getting a job.
  • The ICB qualifications are internationally recognised, therefore you can take your qualification abroad. 
  • During an ICB course, you will gain the skills to start your own business one day.
  • Distance learning is an excellent choice if you want to work while studying because you can study at your own pace and from anywhere. 

If you do not have a matric certificate, you can still study accounting with a grade 10 certificate.

The ICB offers the ICB Financial Accounting Programme that will kick start your financial accounting career.

Here is everything you need to know about studying accounting with a grade 10 qualification:

  • ICB Programmes.
  • Why choose ICB?
  • Distance learning.

ICB Programmes

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers financial and business management courses that do not require a matric certificate. 

Financial Accounting

Financial accountants record the financial transactions of a company. Financial accountants do daily tasks such as drawing up budgets, writing statements, and filing taxes. 


The ICB Financial Accounting Programme consists of the following courses:

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the National Certificate in Junior Bookkeeping are as follows:

  • Grade 10 certificate (or equivalent).
  • Ability to read and write in English.

The requirements for the other courses in this programme are the completion and pass of the previous course. 


Why Choose ICB?

If you are not sure if an ICB course is the right decision, here are some of the reasons why it is a good study option:

  • Scarce skills: Scarce skills are in-demand skills. All of the ICB courses will provide you with scarce skills. Adding these skills to your CV will impress employers and you will be more likely to get employed.
  • Internationally recognised: The ICB courses are internationally recognised which means that you can take your qualification abroad. 
  • Highly accredited: The ICB offers accredited courses that are well received by employers.
  • Start your own business: During the ICB courses, you will gain knowledge and skills that you can use to start your own business.

Distance Learning

Are you trying to save money for furthering your education or you want to start working right away? Maybe the reason that you left school is due to financial difficulties.

Whatever your reason, with distance learning you can study and work at the same time. ICB courses are offered by many distance learning institutions.

Some of the reputable colleges include: 


Get Qualified With Matric College

Matric College offers its students the opportunity to study from anywhere in South Africa, via distance learning. This means that you are able to earn while you learn. Matric College was born of the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to achieve their matric, no matter what their age. In saying this, Matric College offers various courses, both accredited and non-accredited, to help students achieve their academic goals. If you are looking to further your studies in the financial or business management field, the ICB courses are just what you are looking for. There are 3 study programmes offered to Matric College students and they are:

  • Financial Accounting
    • National Certificate in Junior Bookkeeping
    • FET Certificate in Senior Bookkeeping
    • National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting
    • National Diploma in Certified Financial Accounting
  • Business Management
    • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
    • Business Management Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
    • Business Management Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
  • Office Administration
    • National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management
    • Higher Certificate in Office Administration
    • National Diploma in Financial Accounting

No matric? No problem! You can apply to do your online matric via distance learning at Matric College. The matric courses on offer are:

Matric College also offers NATED courses via distance learning. These NATED courses offer you fantastic opportunities if you want to advance your career prospects by giving you the chance of earning a National Diploma qualification in one of the following streams: 


Distance learning courses are much cheaper than other higher education tuitions. You could also apply for a loan or a bursary.


Last Updated: 9 December 2021

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