Think you’re too old to learn something new? There is no expiration date to getting a quality education. Our Matric Courses for Adults provides you with the opportunity to get your matric certificate, regardless of your age.
Why get a Matric Certificate as an Adult?
In general, having a matric certificate can open up a lot of doors for you. This still applies even if you don’t go the traditional route to learn, like attending a high school. Completing your matric as an adult gives you the chance to work towards the same matric qualification using a method that suits you best. This prepares you for both the working world and tertiary education. It’s up to you to decide what you want to do next.
What are my Options as an Adult Learner?
Getting your matric as an adult doesn’t have to be a complicated process. You have options available to you. So, there really is no excuse to not get your matric. Even if you don’t have a grade 9, you can still get it before you work towards a matric certificate.
Adult Basic Education Training (ABET)
Adult Basic Education and Training is available to adults who want to finish their basic education. It aims to provide learning tools, knowledge and skills to it’s participants, as well as a recognised qualification.
Is ABET level 4 the same as Matric?
No, it is not. The ABET level 4 is a qualification registered at a level 1 of the National Qualifications Framework. This is comparable to Grade 9. Passing this qualification gives you entrance to write your matric exams as an adult.
Amended Senior Certificate (ASC)
With your ABET Level 4 or Grade 9, you can enroll to work towards your matric certificate. To qualify, you need to be 21 years or older and have one of the following:
- Passed the GETC: ABET Level 4 or Grade 9
- A recognised NQF level 1 with 2 official languages
- An incomplete senior certificate
- An incomplete NSC and whose School-based assessment component has expired
Where can I Study Matric Courses for Adults?
There are many institutions that offer matric courses for adults. Skills Academy is one of them. We are a fully accredited institution that provides you with the chance to get your matric through distance learning. Our students can enjoy quality, affordable education that comes with a range of perks.
Why Choose Distance Learning With Skills Academy?
Distance learning provides many benefits to students. When it comes to completing your matric, there are certain things we do to make sure that you are well prepared. Going through your final matric exams can be stressful. This is why we are here to help make your experience a little easier.
Exam preparation – We send you past exam papers so you can practice. This is the best way for you to prepare before you start.
Tutors are available – Our dedicated tutors are available to assist you at any time, even after hours. This can be done via email, WhatsApp or telephone call.
Registration assistance – Not sure how to register for exams? We will help you find an exam centre closest to you and assist with the process.
Study material – Your textbooks are included in your course fees. There are no extra costs involved. All your study materials get sent straight to you.
What are the Pass Requirements?
It’s important to know what you need to do in order to pass your matric exams. That way you will know exactly what is expected of you before you start your studies.
Firstly, you need to register for a minimum of six subjects:
- Two must be official languages
- One at Home Language Level, the other as a First Additional Language
Secondly, you need to pass at least 5 subjects by getting:
- 40% in three subjects, including Home Language
- 30% in another two subjects, one must be a First Additional Language
- A sub-minimum of 20% in the final exams
What is the Exam Registration Process?
Registration for the matric exams can be done online or at any education district office. This must be done between October and January.
What do I Need to Register?
Before you register, you need to make sure that you have the proper documents. This includes the following:
- a certified copy of your previous results
- a certified copy of your ID or passport
- proof of residence
How do I Register?
If you are studying on your own, you will need to register online at your provincial education department. If you choose to study with us, we will help you with the registration process.
When do I Write?
The exam period usually takes place in May/June every year. You can get all examination dates on the Department of Basic Education’s website. The exact dates you will write depends on the subjects you have chosen.
What Courses can I Study with Matric?
Once you have successfully completed your exams and received your certificate, you can study further. Your matric certificate gives you the option of studying either accredited or skills-based courses. Do your research before you decide which field you would like to go in.
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Can I Still Study Without Matric?
No matric doesn’t mean no future. With us you can study further, even if you don’t have a matric certificate. Get access to courses that cover a range of topics including beauty, tourism, childcare and many more.
Want to earn a credible qualification? We offer courses that you can study with just grade 10 or 11. Get started with a national certificate in any of the courses below and work your way towards a national diploma.
Our skills-based courses were developed by us and aim to equip you with workplace skills. The great thing about these courses is that they open entry. All you need to apply is be able to read and write in English.
Reach Your Goals With our Matric Courses For Adults!
Your age shouldn’t stop you from achieving your dreams. Get in touch with us to learn more. You can give us a call for free on 0800 39 00 27 or simply fill in an online contact form. We will then call you back.