Home Study Courses

Want to gain skills that will allow you to be successful in your career, all from the comfort of your home and at your own pace? Then Home Study Courses are the ideal option for you.

Home Study Courses allows you to learn valuable skills, with many added benefits, from the comfort of your home. We offer you a wide range of courses that teaches you the most sought after skills in your industry.

Home Study Courses Available


Home Study, also known as distance learning, is the process of studying and achieving your qualification without any in-classroom learning. It allows you to study in an easy and effective manner, by removing elements that could hinder you from completing your course, such as travelling to classes.

There are many courses you can study through distance learning. It provides courses specifically designed to help students gain skills in the most popular industries at the moment. 

Below you can find some of the courses provided through home study.

Accredited Courses

Home study colleges such as Skills Academy offer accredited courses. This means that these courses have been certified by an external examination body, such as Quality Council For Trades & Occupations (QCTO). These courses are nationally and internationally recognised.

Accredited courses offered include:

You can study our accredited accounting and CIMA courses without matric. However, you need your matric certificate to enrol in our National Diploma courses.

Get Your Matric

Having your matric has always been important. It serves as your first step to higher learning, enabling you to further your education. There are more career opportunities available to you. Many students performed poorly or never even made it to matric. That’s why we are here to help.

We provide the following matric programmes:

Matric Upgrade – Not happy with your current matric results? Well we are here to put your mind at ease. Our Matric Upgrade programme gives you the chance to redo your matric. This allows you to improve your marks and your pass mark.  

Adult Matric – Not everyone is able to make it to matric. You may have dropped out for various reasons. However, that shouldn’t stop you from getting your matric. Our Adult Matric programme allows you to choose subjects of your choice that will help you on your career path. Before you know it, you’ll have your matric certificate.

To register for these matric programmes, you need to be 21 and older, and be able to read, write and understand English.

Home Study Courses will kick-start your career.

Short Courses

If learning the basic skills to kick-start your career is all you need, you might want to consider a short course. These courses allow you to learn the skills and knowledge in a limited amount of time. 

Below are some of the short courses offered to you.

You don’t even need matric to register for these courses. All you need is to read and write in English, as all your coursework will be given in this language.

Where to Study Home Study Courses


There are many higher learning institutions that allow you to study home study courses. Some of these colleges include: 

FET Colleges – These colleges place students in the workplace, teaching them the basic skills they need. Even though they do focus on in-classroom learning, they do offer home study courses as well.

Online Classes – Want to study from home but still attend classes? Then this is for you. Online classes allow you to attend virtual classes, teaching you skills from the comfort of your home.

Distance Learning Colleges – These colleges only offer home study courses, meaning there is no in-classroom learning. All your course material is sent to you, and you have access to online study groups.

Benefits of Home Study


There are many benefits of studying via distance learning. You are able to study from the comfort of your home, or any place most convenient to you. The choice is yours. Our other benefits include: 

Study at Your own Pace

No classes means you are able to study at any time you want. Whether it’s late at night or early in the morning. You decide your own study schedule, taking control of your education.

Study Faster, Pay Less

Finished your course earlier than expected? Not a problem! Only pay for the months you studied. So if you finish an 8 month course in 6 months, you will only pay for the 6 months.

No Credit Checks

We don’t do credit checks on students who would like to study with us. We believe everyone has a right to study and achieve their dreams, and debt shouldn’t stop you from doing that.

Coursework Sent to you

All your course material is sent to you via email at no additional cost. No need to buy textbooks or standing in queues at the shop. Get all the knowledge and more right at your doorstep. 

30 Day Money Back 

Unhappy with our services? You can get your money back within 30 days of registering with us. And if you would like to study with us again, our course advisors are always ready to help.

Achieve Your Academic Goals With Home Study Courses


Take the first step in furthering your education and learning valuable skills. Contact us today and one of our course experts will help start the quick and easy process. You can:

  • Call us on 0800 39 00 27
  • Fill in this registration form 
  • Chat to us on Whatsapp 082 318 8892

Author: Charnell Ward

Last updated: June 22, 2020

Last Updated: June 22, 2020


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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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