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Is it too late to get your matric certificate?

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By Kendall Behr - Copywriter for Optimi

Is it ever too late to get your matric certificate? (Spoiler: no!)

Didn’t have the opportunity to or didn’t want to finish your matric when you were 18? It’s never too late! No matter how long it’s been since you left the school desks behind, we can help.

As long as you’re over the age of 21, you have another option: The Amended Senior Certificate! Optimi College’s Amended Senior Certificate (ASC) Programme allows anyone to complete their matric and start reaping the benefits.

Having a matric (NQF Level 4) certificate is the first step towards achieving your dream career.

Not only can you apply to more entry-level positions than without a matric certificate, but you can also study further and become qualified to work in the field you’ve chosen.

Can you study further through distance learning institutions like Optimi College with ASC?

Yes you can! The Amended Senior Certificate is the same as a matric certificate that learners get when graduating from high school. You can apply to higher learning institutions or to distance learning programmes.

Do you have to study all subjects for you ASC at once?

No, you can take it one subject at a time. Depending on how much time you have to study, you can decide how many subjects to register for before the exams, which take place every year in June/July.

Do you need to pay for the ASC in one payment?

No you don’t! Optimi College offers you easy-to-manage monthly instalments that will fit into your budget.

How do you get the Amended Senior Certificate?

The entry requirements for ASC:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Internet access on a smartphone or laptop
  • Register for the ASC examinations online or go a Provincial Education Office
  • Have either a certified copy of your ID if you’re South African, or a certified copy of your passport and proof of study permit as a foreign national.

After that, we’ll handle the rest of your registration. Want to know how we can help? Get in touch with us!

Contact us on 0861 663 663 |