Matric Studies

Do you need to get your matric certificate? Matric Studies tells you all about what you can do to get your matric certificate. You can even find out what courses you can do without matric.

In need of a matric certificate or the equivalent? Matric studies helps students just like you get their matric certificates in no time. Best part is you can do it at any age. So even if you’re a mother, father or even a grandparent, matric studies are here for you. 

Online Matric Studies in South Africa 

There are several institutions you can enrol in to do your matric online. That’s right, you won’t have to go back to high school. You can simply complete all your studying and learning from the comfort of your home. You’ll then write your exams at an examination centre nearest to you. This method of learning is known as online learning, distance learning or correspondence learning. 

The Importance of Matric 

Many people don’t see the importance of having a matric certificate. It is true that you can get a job without one. However you will only be able to work an entry level job and you won’t be able to progress in your career. A matric certificate gives you more options. You’ll have more credibility, which will impress potential employers and you will have the option to further your studies. Furthering your studies will in turn increase your credibility, skills and knowledge. This will then allow you to progress in your career allowing you to earn more. 

Matric Studies for Adults 

There are many reasons why you might not have completed your matric while in high school. Which is why there are adult matric studies available. These courses aim to give you a matric certificate or the equivalent. Juggling the demands of adulting can be hard. That’s you do these courses via distance learning. So you won’t have to miss a day of work or an important family event to attend class.

Requirements for Adult Matric

The main thing you need to start any course is a good mindset. In order to study you have to be self-motivated and dedicated. without those two components it won’t matter what you have achieved academically. 

What you need to enter Adult Matric:

  • 21 years and older 
  • Able to read and write in English
A man studying his adult matric courses

Can I Write Matric at Home? 

Unfortunately you can’t write the actual matric exam at home. You’ll write the exam at an exam centre most convenient to you. You can do practice paper at home. The Department of Education has past exam papers and memos you can download straight to your phone or computer. On the website you’ll find papers of every subject in English, Afrikaans and IsXhosa. So even if you can’t write the exam at home you can prepare for the exam at home. 

Ways of Getting a Matric

Don’t feel limited when it comes to your matric. There are many ways that you can get your matric certificate. You only have to focus on doing your best and working hard. 

Matric College 

Matric college is an accredited distance learning institution. They offer a variety of short and accredited courses you can do. Their main focus is matric courses that can help you get your matric certificate. Great thing is, you can do their courses via Skills Academy


  • Stay home and study 
  • Study materials are couriered 
  • Past matric exam papers
  • Study at your own pace


Apply for a Rewrite

If in the unfortunate case you failed your matric. You can apply to do a rewrite. All you need is to meet the requirements and then apply. 


  • Have you failed more than two subjects? 
  • Missed an exam due to a medical reason? Do you have a doctor’s note? 
  • Unable to attend an institution of higher learning with your current marks? 

How Many Subjects are Needed to Pass Matric? 

In order to get the minimum pass in matric you will do at least 7 subjects. During your final year you will need to pass your home language with 40% along with another subject. You can then achieve 30% in 3 other subjects. These marks will get you a Higher Certificate pass.

Is NQF Level 4 the Same a Matric Certificate? 

Yes it is. A NQF level 4 is a National Certificate which is what a matric certificate is. Now there are other courses that will give you a national certificate. These courses are known as matric equivalent. Do note that although they are matric equivalent, it is not a matric certificate. 

Matric Equivalent Courses

We have courses that you can do that are the equivalent of a matric certificate. These courses are accredited and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to enter into the workplace. Once you have completed your course, you can move onto other courses or get a good paying job. 

Get Your Matric Certificate With Us 

Take the first step to getting you matric certified by contacting one of our course experts. Find out about our great benefits and how we plan on helping you achieve success. 

  • Fill in this registration form and we will get back to you shortly.
  • Call us for free on 0800 39 00 27
  • Chat to us on Whatsapp at 082 318 8892
Last Updated: 21 June 2022



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