Choosing Between Matric or a Skills-Based Course

Choosing between matric or a skills-based course can be a life-changing decision. So before you settle, consider the factors and benefits each has for you.

You’re at a crossroad. One path leads you to matric. The other path takes you to a skills-based course. Which road should you take? Choosing between matric and a skills-based courses is not an easy decision. Be sure to weigh all your options before you make your choice.

Should you Study Without Matric?

This all depends on what you would like to achieve in life. Skills-based courses teach you the basic skills your career needs. Whereas matric has become an important requirement by recruiters. They both have a vast amount of benefits that can skyrocket your career. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing what to study.

Things to Consider Before Making Your Decision

Even though the choice is yours, certain factors could influence the outcome of what you decide. They may not be deal breakers, but they could help you make informed decisions. Some of the many factors include:

Studying Further

Set your sights on studying further? Take a look at the course you want to enrol in. Is it NATED Course that requires matric, or an Open Access Course you can study without matric? If you want your studies to be your bridge to higher education, be clued up on its entry requirements.

Industry

Not all industries have the same requirements. For some, you can dive into it without matric, as they are more focused on practical skills. Other sectors may require matric as a basis, with further learning as an advantage. So it’s best to do your research before you settle. 

Career 

Know which career you want to pursue? That’s great! Now look at the job posts listed. This will give you an idea of what they are searching for from their candidates. Use it as a guideline to the job you want.

Student sitting on her bed, with a book on her lap, making notes and considering choosing between matric or a skills-based course.

Leaning Towards Getting Your Matric?

Think you stand a better chance of getting a job with matric in the bag? It may be just what your career needs. Studying matric has many benefits. It increases your chances of:

  • Career opportunities 
  • Employability
  • Higher learning opportunities 

And so much more! If you never had the chance to reap the rewards of a matric certificate, we are here to help. Our Adult Matric Course gives you the opportunity to get your matric from the comfort of your home via distance learning.

Entry requirements include:

  • The ability to read, write and understand English
  • Be 21 years and older

Benefits of Choosing a Skills-based Course Instead of Matric

If you’re choosing to up your skills instead, that’s a great choice too. We offer a wide variety of courses you can choose from. Each course will equip you with the basic skills you need in the most sought after careers around. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Learning industry related skills
  • Ability to perform basic duties successfully
  • Appeals to employers
  • Looks great on your CV and cover letter
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Last Updated: September 2, 2021

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Charnell Ward
Charnell Ward
Charnell is a top-class content creator at Skills Academy. She creates engaging content with the aim to provide useful information on distance learning and further study opportunities. Her passion for writing goes beyond her career, as she enjoys writing short stories and volunteering as a writer in her free time. View my LinkedIn profile

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