What Are My Options If I Failed Matric?

Worried about what your options are after you failed matric? No need to worry! There are many things you can do to ensure you still have a bright future.

Don’t become discouraged just because you failed matric! In today’s time, you have so many options to help you – and we are here every step of the way. Whether you’re determined to get your matric certificate, or jumping directly into our courses with us, we’ve got you covered with various options if you failed your matric!

How Can I Get My Matric As An Adult? 

It might seem confusing and overwhelming to decide where to get your matric if you’ve failed, and when, and how – but fear not! We are here to help. We offer an Adult Matric course that, once completed, gives you access to: 

  • Entry-level employment
  • Internships and learnerships 
  • Colleges, universities and other higher learning institutions 

Looks good? Sure does! The choice is yours.

Entry Requirements

There are certain requirements that needs to be met in order for you to qualify to take our Adult Matric course: 

  • You need to be 21 years or older
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English 

Adult Matric

Maybe you couldn’t finish matric due to financial difficulties, or other responsibilities. No need to worry! Skills Academy offers Adult Matric courses to anyone who want to have a matric certificate in order to reach their goals. You can easily obtain your dream by getting your matric via distance learning. No need to go back to school or attend classes after hours! We come to you!

Take a look at our Adult Matric and Matric Upgrade course.

Woman studying on her laptop. Here are your options if you've failed matric

Can I Study Without Matric? 

Definitely! While you might think the amount of courses you can study without matric might be limited, it really isn’t. 

List of college courses you can complete without matric 

Who said you still need a matric certificate to secure a job – those days are over! We offer accredited courses, which means these courses are accredited by an external examination body. Completing an accredited course increases your chances of becoming employed. No need to worry about a fail! 

Pick and choose out of the courses we offer to your desire, and start your journey to your dream job today! 

Accounting and Bookkeeping Courses

Got a brain for finances? You might want to consider taking one of our accounting and bookkeeping courses. 

CIMA

If you’re interested in becoming a recognised accountant, you’ll definitely be interested in taking one of CIMA’s (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) courses. CIMA is internationally recognised. This increases your chances of landing your dream job! 

  • Certificate in Business Accounting Courses
  • Operational Certificate Course
  • Managerial Level Course
  • Strategic Level Course

Open Access Courses

Want to improve your skills? You’re at the right place! We offer multiple courses in which you can improve your skills, no matter what it is. 

I Failed Matric Last Year – What Can I Do? 

Didn’t pass matric last year? Don’t panic! You still have many options to choose from. 

  • If you failed one or two subjects in matric last year, you may be eligible for a rewrite the following year. 
  • You can return to school the following year to rewrite your matric. Speaking to your principal about this is a must, though.
  • You can enrol for our courses. We offer many courses that do not require a matric certificate.
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Last Updated: September 2, 2021

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