What courses can I study without a Matric certificate?

At Skills Academy you can study the following courses without Matric:




How can I study without a Matric Certificate?

Some people think that without a matric certificate you can not study further, or get a decent job. Well, they are wrong.

Academically, matric is a certification on NQF level 4. And there are many courses you can study that is also certified on NQF level 4. They won’t offer you a matric certificate, but they will provide you with a recognized, acknowledged alternative qualifications. And you can utilize them to study up to NQF level 6 (National Diploma level).

The entry requirement to these type of qualifications is that you should be older than 16 and that you must have completed your Grade 10. You need to also be able to speak, write and understand English since the courses are given in English.

Many of these alternative courses of study are much better targeted at a career or job, than matric. Matric does not prepare you for any particular job. It is actually just an entry to further education.

At Skills Academy We provide career-focused training via distance learning for individuals who have actually not finished their matric. And for individuals who did complete matric, however, they can not acquire entry into a university or college.


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How can I study without Mathematics? 

When you start a course at NQF level 3 (one year lower than the matric academic level) then you don’t require mathematics to get entry to the course. If the course includes maths, then it begins at a Grade 10 or Grade 11 level.

So, you do not require matric mathematics to start one of these courses.

Here is a list of accredited distance learning colleges where you can study without matric:

At Skills Academy you can study the following courses without Matric:

Job-related Studies

When you start trying to find a job you will get to understand what employers are trying to find in the real world. Your life experience, real work experience, and qualification and abilities that you can right away utilize in your job are seriously important.

In this situation, you will discover that your career-related studies are often more valuable to an employer than a theoretical certification. The career-related courses are typically more concentrated on real business problems and the best ways to solve them.


Professional Institutes

With professional institutes like the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), you can achieve a high level and highly identified qualifications. These qualifications make you employable and can get you promoted if you are currently in a job.

These professional institutes have actually made sure that their qualifications are fully recognized. And they have in their turn certified educational organizations to provide their courses. In the world of work, these qualifications can symbolise more than a degree.


Personal Education

South Africa has lots of personal academic organisations. Some using Higher Education (degrees) and some offering qualifications in the FET or TVET band. Strangely, personal education as soon as you leave school tends to be less expensive than going to a university.

And you can study full-time, part-time or by means of distance learning.

Personal education has to provide you with excellent service since they are not subsidised and they want your business.


Distance Learning

For working grownups who must work and study at the same time, distance learning is a viable choice. It is likewise becoming a solution for students who wish to study full-time, but who were refused entry at full-time educational organizations.


Scarce Skills

Scarce Skills are professions where we have a shortage of skilled individuals.

This includes careers like Trainee Accountant, Debt Collector, Finance Manager, Management Consultant, Business Administrator, General Accountant, General Clerk, Accounts Clerk and Payroll Clerk.

These jobs have actually been acknowledged by FASSET (the SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services), in their Scarce Skills Guide 2015.


What Certifications can you study to a Scarce Skill?


You can start an ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) accreditation at a below-matric level. This mean entry to the course is easy. The ICB uses a series of Bookkeeping, Accounting, Office Administration, Business Studies and Entrepreneurship qualifications.

These accreditations are recognized by FASSET. And in South Africa, you will find that a lot of huge business recognise ICB qualifications.

The ICB qualifications are offered by home study colleges and academies. This makes it accessible to full-time students, in addition to working adults who have to study while they also have a full-time occupation in the daytime.



Last Updated: July 2, 2019

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