All throughout high school everyone tells you that once you matriculate, you’ll be in the big world or the real world. But no one actually tells you what to expect. We have a few pro tips on Life After Matric and what you can look forward to.
Opportunities After Matric
Interested to know what options you have after matric? There really is an endless list of what you can do, you’re basically spoilt with options. It can be all a bit overwhelming so we are here to break it down for you.
Furthering your education after high school is the more common thing to do. Everyone works hard to apply to universities and colleges. Studying after matric, gives you the opportunity to work towards a qualification that will help you land your dream job.
With no school, you can work full-time. You’ll gain the work experience you need and you’ll be able to save up for college. Working after high school also allows you to refine your soft skills and learn the hard skills needed for your future career.
If you need a break before committing to a job or a course then a gap year would be best. It’s the perfect opportunity to do whatever you want. Travel the world, work abroad, volunteer for the year, fact is it’s all up to you.
Study Readiness Test
Going through 12 years of school can be draining, so are you sure you want to go through another three years of it? That’s where our study readiness test comes in. This five minute assessment will help you determine if you are in fact ready to take on the responsibilities of higher education.
Work Readiness Test
A work readiness test will determine if you are ready to join the workforce. Now don’t be scared, it will simply evaluate your skills. If you don’t receive the results you wish for, consider doing a short course to build on your skills.
Challenges After Matric
High school can become a safe space that you are familiar with. After all you do spend most of your teenage years there. You won’t necessarily have the same friends and you won’t have the same teachers. So leaving can be quite challenging at first.
Leaving high school means that you are now an adult. As much as you might want to be an adult, there are a lot of responsibilities that come with it. You might feel overwhelmed or lost at first but give yourself time to find your feet.
If you choose to study after matric, you will see that the work is much harder. You will also notice that it’s more independent learning so you will have to be more responsible when it comes to your studies.
College can be confusing and overwhelming with all the choices you have to make and the options available to you. But you can overcome this. Simply stick to what you know and if you don’t know, always ask someone who does.
Which Course is Best After Matric?
Only you can ultimately decide which course would be best but we can give you a few suggestions that you can look into. Remember that you should choose a course based on where you want to be in the future.
Short Course: Can take a couple of months to a year to study and they give you the workplace skills you need. Short courses are open entry and don’t need matric.
Diploma Course: Typically last three years and can be found at a college or university. All real diplomas are accredited by the Department of Higher Education.
Degree: The duration of a degree course depends on the type of course you want to take. Degrees also have strict entry requirements.
Stand Tall After Matric
Stand tall regardless of any challenges you might face after matric. If you need help choosing a course, contact one of our course experts.
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