Matric Courses For Adults

Don’t let your age stop you from achieving your matric certificate! Our Matric Courses for Adults aim to help you do just that. Give your future career a boost by enrolling today!

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. 

An older student sitting in a chair while reading through her study material. Our Matric Courses for Adults are suited for any person.

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. 

A working mom of two young kids sitting at a table with a laptop in front of her. Our Matric Courses for Adults makes it convenient to study, even if you have a family to take care of.

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. 

NATED Courses 

Gain both knowledge and practical skills with our NATED courses. They cover subjects ranging from business and financial management to educare

ICB Courses 

Interested in the financial. bookkeeping and accounting world? Our ICB courses are recognised by employers and will give you that competitive edge. 

CIMA 

Take you accounting and business management skills to the next level with CIMA courses. They are internationally recognised so you can work almost anywhere with this qualification. 

Lenita Pikkie Marais
Lenita Pikkie Marais
Computer Course A+
Read More
Awesome service, awesome prices, and just awesome people who are there for you no matter what. They go out of their way to see you succeed in your studies
Moloi Patricia malema
Moloi Patricia malema
Occupational Health and Safety
Read More
I would like to give my compliments to all the staff who contacted me during my difficulties and more specifically to Kenneth who convinced me to enroll with skills.
Kelebogile
Kelebogile
Early childhood
Read More
Skill academy is an affordable college and a good one.
Rochel Nicolene
Rochel Nicolene
Adult Matric
Read More
They are fast responses when you need feedback or any help or support.
Skills Academy is the word support in every way.
Geraldine
Geraldine
Professional secretary
Read More
I will strongly recommend Skills Academy! And you won't regret your choice if you would want to study or do courses through them. I'm very happy with Skills Academy, they respond very quick and are always there when you need help.
Awelani Jennifer Ramulongo
Awelani Jennifer Ramulongo
HR Management
Read More
If you want further your studies, Skills Academy is the best online college to study with. You will always feel at home and will not regret it.
Carine van der Westhuizen
Carine van der Westhuizen
Beauty Therapy
Read More
The service is very good with friendly and helpful staff. You have your time to complete your studies. Fast or slow.
Shahida Dawson
Shahida Dawson
Financial Accounting
Read More
If you want professional, efficient and friendly service, Skills Academy is the institution to go to!
Taryn Duplessis
Taryn Duplessis
Beauty Therapy
Read More
Excellent college. I don't regret signing up with Skills Academy.
Wilma Kok
Wilma Kok
Adult Matric
Read More
Skills Academy is a good college, as you get fast, efficient and brilliant service. Their staff are very friendly when they are assisting you. They always call to make sure that everything is okay, or ask whether you need help with something.
Caroline Govender
Caroline Govender
Junior Bookkeeping
Read More
Skills Academy is affordable and helpful.
Kebalipile
Kebalipile
Crime Investigation
Read More
Best academy that gives the best to their students to overcome anything and get the best out of their studies.
Kholeka Nqobile Xintolo
Kholeka Nqobile Xintolo
Child Psychology
Read More
You are fast and patient. Very resourceful as help through landlines are always available. Good learning structures with group and team classes. Very consistent and always there when you need anything regarding your studies.
Catherine Harland
Catherine Harland
Educare N4
Read More
Definitely worth it. The courses that are available are great and the service even better.
Nonhlanhla Sarah
Nonhlanhla Sarah
HR Management
Read More
Skills Academy is the best because they give you the best education and they are always there ready to help you in everything that you don't understand.
Mpho Vilakazi
Mpho Vilakazi
Child Day Care
Read More
Skills Academy is the best college to study at. They deliver on time, their staff is supportive and their fees are affordable.
Maria Mokgadi Faro
Maria Mokgadi Faro
Educare N6
Read More
Good communication, helpful when you need help and the books are delivered on time.
Zandisiwe
Zandisiwe
IT
Read More
Skills academy is very responsive, friendly and patient.
Zanele Kopo
Zanele Kopo
HR Management N6
Read More
I would say that Skill Academy is the best online college you can trust and rely on. Due to the support I got from here, I fully recommend the college for anyone else who wish to do online studying.
Sifiso
Sifiso
Interior Design and Decorating
Read More
To anyone who would like to improve his/her career, whether you do have your grade 12 certificate or not, Skills Academy is the right institution to improve your career and even your life in general. The reason is that you do everything online, and you can work while studying at your own pace.
Previous
Next

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. 

Accredited Courses 

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

Skills-based Courses 

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. 

Last Updated: September 2, 2021

SHARE ON:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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

Contact us

Click the button to complete a form and we will contact you to help with any queries you might have