FET Colleges

FET Colleges give you the opportunity to do great vocational courses that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get a sustainable job.

Are you looking for a college that gives you the skills you need but you don’t have your matric certificate? Don’t worry, we have you covered. FET Colleges are a great option for students who don’t have matric certificates but need skill to get into the workplace. 

What are FET Colleges?

These colleges are institutions of higher learning that aim to give you an education and skills training. Courses offered at FET colleges are available to learners from grade 10. This means that you don’t have to wait till you matriculate to enrol. 

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Benefits of Studying at an FET College

Apart from great courses,  there are plenty of other benefits you can experience with an FET college. Once you have completed your course, you will have a skill that you can take into the workplace.

Vocational Courses

Unlike other institutions, FET colleges offer you vocational courses. So you don’t need to worry about your skills fitting your career. You’ll have access to courses that focus on the skills you need for your career.

Easy Entry Requirements 

Institutions for higher learning, such as universities have strict and difficult entrance requirements, which can be discouraging. However, FET colleges don’t want to discourage you from achieving your goals. Therefore you can do with a grade 9 certificate.

Work While Studying

Leaving your job to further your education is a difficult and sometimes impossible decision to make. FET colleges have part-time courses that will allow you to work and study at the same time. So you won’t have to choose between your job and your education.

Courses Offered at FET Colleges

The great thing about studying at an FET college is that you have a variety of courses to choose from. Each course will give you a skill that will allow you to get a job once you have completed. Below are a few examples of the industries you can pursue after studying at a FET college.

  • Arts and Culture 
  • Education 
  • Business
  • Building Construction 
  • Manufacturing and Technology 
  • Services
  • Management

Can I Study at an FET College Without Matric?

Yes, you can. You don’t need a matric certificate to study at an FET College. Colleges such as an FET college even offer partnership courses that will help you get your matric. You can receive your matric certificate and your qualification, all at one institution.

FET Alternatives

If studying with an FET college isn’t really for you, there are alternatives that you can look into. This includes TVET colleges, universities and distance learning colleges. This all giving you a range of courses and come with their own set of benefits. You simply have to find one that’s best for you. 

Distance Learning Institutions

Here at Skills Academy we would like everyone to have a chance at an education. That’s why we offer our students a variety of courses. If you are looking to study a diploma course you can. Or perhaps you’re looking to do a short course to brush up on your skills. Great thing is no matter your preference or academic background, we will have a course for you.

Accredited

We have courses accredited by CIMA, ICB and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). These courses are recognised by other institutions like universities. They will give you credibility and a diploma that can help you get a job.

Skills Focused

Skills focused courses are also known as provider programmes. These courses aim to give you skills that you can take into the workplace. For some of these courses you will only need to be able to read and write in English. So even if you don’t have a matric certificate you can still get an education.

Exclusive Study Groups 

Just because you are studying from the comfort of your home, doesn’t mean you’re alone in this. We have exclusive study groups for all our students. You’ll be able to build connections and ask for help if you need it. 

Online Tutors 

You may not be in physical contact with your tutors but you can still communicate with them. This is done through our online tutoring. Here you can get help with study materials, assignments and exams.

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Last Updated: July 7, 2021

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