What can I Study if I Failed Matric?

Have you asked the question, “What can I Study if I Failed Matric?” We are here to put your mind at ease. Skills Academy has a wide range of courses you can study even if you failed matric. With us you will always have a bright future.

What Does Failing Matric Mean?

Matric exam pass requirements are set up by the National Qualifications Framework(NQF). Failing to meet the minimum pass requirements in your November exams simply means that you are unable to enter into a degree course at this time. However you can still further your education and study a range of courses without having matric. No more asking yourself “What can I Study if I Failed Matric?”. Skills Acaddemy has got you covered.

Study Without Matric 

There are courses you can study that are the equivalent of the Matric certificate. These courses will not give you a NQF4 matric certificate but will give you an alternative equivalent certificate. With these courses you can go up to a NQF6 qualification which is the equivalent of a National Diploma Certificate

 Courses you can study without Matric at Skills Academy:

  • Short Courses
  • Non-Accredited Courses
  • Accredited Courses

Short Courses

Short courses focus on giving you a specific skill in a short period of time. This is perfect if you want to start working as soon as possible and because we are a distance learning institution, you can study and work full time.

Benefits of a Short Courses

  • Can be completed in a short amount of time
  • Shows your credibility and willingness to better yourself
  • Improves your skills 
  • Costs less to do 
  • Keeps you busy

Our short courses range from Beauty Therapy to Management. With these short courses and the guidance of our team, success is just a click away. 

What can I Study if I Failed Matric? Well Skills Academy offers a wide variety of courses you can study without matric.

Non-Accredited Courses 

Non-Accredited courses focus on improving your skills. They are not drawn up by a professional body and are only recognised by certain companies. Doing a non-accredited course will give you the skills to do a job that mostly consists of practical work. 

A list of courses you can do without matric: 

  • Beauty 
  • Supply Chain 
  • Computer Courses
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Occupational Health and Safety 
  • Guest House Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Receptionist/Personal Assistant/ Secretary 

Accredited Courses

Accredited courses are set up by an official body like the NQF or South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). These courses meet the educational and skills standards set by them. They can be nationally or internationally recognised. We have business and accounting focused programmes.

There’s programmes consist of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers courses and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants courses.


Matric Upgrade 

In partnership with Matric College we have a Matric Upgrade programme. This programme is perfect if you have failed matric or would like to better your marks. If getting a matric certificate is what you want, our team will stand by you every step of the way. 

What are the Entry Requirements?

The minimum entry requirements for our courses to study without matric are:

  • Be 21 years and older
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Have completed at least grade 9

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Last Updated: June 9, 2022


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Tia Sauls
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