Short Programme in Debt Counselling (NCR)

Part-Time | ICESA Non-Credit Provider Programme

The purpose of the Short Programme in Debt Counselling is to give students insight into what debt counselling is and to be able to undertake debt counselling. This programme will also give the student a chance to register with the NCR as Debt Counsellors.

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Candidate must have a Grade 12 or equivalent

Minimum of two years working experience in any of the following fields:

  • Consumer Protection
  • Counselling of individuals
  • Legal or Para-legal services
  • Accounting or Financial services
  • Education or Training of individuals
  • General business environment experience

Expected time on the course

The programme duration is 70 Hours and the tuition is Face to Face on Saturdays from 08h00 to 12h00

Course Content and Modules

The following outcomes will be achieved in this programme:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how and when a consumer can apply for debt review
  • Determine whether a consumer is over-indebted
  • Demonstrate an understanding of reckless credit
  • Restructure debt
  • Draft a consent order
  • Offer support services and make referrals
  • Negotiate an agreement or structure a deal in an authentic work situation
  • Manage time and work processes in a business environment
  • Achieve personal effectiveness in a business environment
  • Understand and explain the legal environment of the industry
  • Gather and manage information to inform decision making
  • Manage personal finance
  • Communicate verbally with clients in a financial environment
  • Acquire skills to compose texts required in the business environment
  • Behave in a professional manner as required in a business environment
  • Analyse and explain the impact of an individual’s personal interactive style on his/her relationship with a client
  • Read and interpret credit bureau reports
  • Monitor consumer payments
  • Issue a clearance certificate
  • Conduct their debt counsellor’s duties and responsibilities effectively and professionally


Study Guides and Course Material

All lists of prescribed textbooks will be provided by your nearest ICESA City Campus. Students will receive a copy of the academic study guides for this programme. All textbooks and other material are excluded from the tuition fees.

Careers that would suit you best

Students can be employed in the following career fields:

  • Debt Counsellor

Understanding your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive an ICESA Short Programme Certificate in Debt Counselling (NCR).

How much will it cost you?

Full Settlement
R 7 425
R 550
R 2 228
Installment (3 Months)
R 2 008
Full Settlement
R 7 425
R 550
R 2 228
Installment (3 Months)
R 2 008

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