Tropical Institute of Development Innovations

NATIONAL Certificate in Accounting and Finance


This National Certificate in Accounting and Finance (NCAF) curriculum is aimed at producing Accounts Experts who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centred and competence-based, emphasises acquisition of skills through practical teaching and execution of projects.

The curriculum is in line with the BTVET Act (2008), the BTVET Strategic Plan of “Skilling Uganda’’ and the Uganda Vision 2040 that advocates for middle income earning. The modules offered in this syllabus have been packaged in a manner that will enable learners to attain particular skills needed to perform tasks at the different levels of their respective stages of study.

The competences that a learner is expected to acquire are clearly spelt out for every module in each semester and year of study. There are core modules of; Book keeping, Business ethics, Cost accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business ethics, Financial Accounting, and Business finance that are aimed at equipping learners with the soft skills, knowledge and techniques for effective management of business assets. Modules of; Communication skills, Computer Applications, Marketing, and Basic Kiswahili are aimed at enhancing the learner’s communication, report writing, and presentation skills.


National Certificate in Accounting and Finance (Examined by UBTEB)

Admission requirements: A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Uganda National Certificate in Accounting and Finance on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

A candidate should have obtained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 credit passes

At least a credit in Uganda Junior Technical  Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the  fields or any other  field as approved by the Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Duration: 2 years.

By the end of the programme, students will be able to;

  • Explain Accounting and Finance Principles and practices in a day today business situations.
  • Prepare financial and cost statements and interpret them.
  • Explain the accounting concepts, principles, conventions and policies.


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NCAF-226 Internship (2 months)


Year 1 Semester 1

  • NCBK111 Bookkeeping
  • NCCS112 Basic Communication Skills
  • CPM113 Principles of Management
  • NCBE114 Introduction to Business Ethics
  • NCBS115 Elements of Business Statistics
  • NCAF116 Real Life Project

Year 1 Semester 2

  • NCAF121 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • NCBF122 Elements of Business Finance
  • NCPE123 Principles of Economics
  • NCCA124 Computer Applications
  • NCED125 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • NCAF126 Real Life Project 2

Year 2 Semester 3

  • NCPM211 introduction to Public sector management
  • NCBL212 Introduction to Business Law
  • NCAF213 Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting
  • NCEC214 Elements of Cost Accounting
  • NCIM215 Introduction to Marketing
  • NCAF216 Real Life Project 2

Year 2 Semester 4

  • NCPA221 Fundamentals of Public Sector Accounting
  • NCET222 Elements of Taxation
  • NCKS223 Basic Kiswahili
  • NCEA224 Elements of Auditing
  • NCAF225 Real Life Project