No Matric? You can study further without Matric. 

Many people worry about not having finished Matric and some believe that there is limited opportunity for further studies without it. This, of course, is not true – there are many ways you can study further without Matric.

Please Note that College SA does NOT offer Matric, or, any High School subjects.

This means that you cannot get a Matric / Grade 12 Certificate from College SA.  We offer a range of courses and qualifications - many of which do not require Grade 12 as an entry requirement.

 

College SA offers both accredited and provider programme courses that don’t require Matric:

Bookkeeping and Accounting

ICB offers foundation level courses in Financial Accounting which requires only grade 10, and Public Sector Accounting which requires only grade 11 - no matric required. Once you’ve passed the foundation level you are able to continue with the programme until you receive a National Diploma in either Financial or Public Sector Accounting. Here is a list of Bookkeeping and Accounting courses you can study without Matric:

  • ICB Foundation Level: National Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • ICB Foundation Level: National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • Pastel Payroll Administration Short Course Certificate
  • Pastel Partner V14 Proficiency Certificate

Business and Management courses

ICB offers foundation level courses in both Business Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Both of these courses require only grade 11. You are able to continue with these programmes until you gain a National Diploma in either Business Entrepreneurship or Business Management. The College also offers a range of Business and Management provider programmes that you can study without Matric:

  • ICB Foundation Level: National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in General Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Credit Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Production and Operations Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Information Technology Management
  • Proficiency Certificate in Small Business Management

NTC

The National Trade Courses (boilermaking, welding, fitting and turning, electrical and motor trade) require only that you have grade 9 with mathematics and physical science (no matric required). After completing your N1, N2 and N3, you are able to apply to a college to complete a Higher National Diploma.

  • Engineering Studies: Motor Trade N1
  • Engineering Studies: Welder N1
  • Engineering Studies: Boilermaker N1
  • Engineering Studies: Electrical N1
  • Engineering Studies: Fitter and Turner N1

Provider Programmes

Our provider programmes build theoretical knowledge in certain fields of interest. These programmes are a good way of adding an academic component to your practical experience; whether you are already working in a field or plan to work while studying. Here is a list of provider programmes that you can study without a Matric:

  • Nail Care Proficiency Certificate
  • Makeup Application Proficiency Certificate
  • Massage Techniques Proficiency Certificate
  • Facial Skin Care Proficiency Certificate
  • Hair Removal Proficiency Certificate
  • Salon Management Expert Certificate
  • Beauty Therapy Short Course Certificate
  • Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Digital Literacy Proficiency Certificate
  • Desktop Publishing Short Course Certificate
  • Introduction to Web Design Short Course Certificate
  • Digital Photography Proficiency Certificate
  • Introduction to Graphic Design Short Course
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children Proficiency Certificate
  • Crèche Management Proficiency Certificate
  • Introduction to Child Psychology Proficiency Certificate
  • Au Pair Short Course Certificate
  • Developmental Milestones: Activities and Safety Short Course Certificate
  • First Aid “Save-a-Child” Short Course Certificate
  • Cooking for Infants & Young Children Short Course Certificate
  • Child Day Care Proficiency Certificate
  • Wedding Planner Proficiency Certificate
  • Events Coordination Short Course Certificate
  • Guest House Management Proficiency Certificate
  • Tourism Marketing Skills Certificate
  • Tourism Management Skills Certificate
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Interior Decorating Short Course Certificate
  • SketchUp Short Course Certificate
  • History of Art Short Course Certificate
  • History of Architecture Short Course Certificate
  • Interior Design Proficiency Certificate
  • Kitchen Design Proficiency Certificate
  • Business Practice for Interior Designers Short Course Certificate
  • Presentation Drawing (3D) for Interior Designers Short Course Certificate
  • Building Construction for Interior Designers Short Course Certificate
  • Technical Drawing for Interior Designers Short Course Certificate
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing Proficiency Certificate
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Coordinator in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Representative in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate
  • Proficiency Certificate in Project Management Basics
  • Personal Assistant Short Course Certificate
  • Professional Secretary Short Course Certificate
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Finance
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Law
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Public Relations
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Human Resources
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Information Management
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Project Management
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – Marketing Management
  • Executive Secretary Expert Certificate – General
  • Receptionist Short Course Certificate
  • Medical Receptionist Short Course Certificate
  • Frontline Receptionist Skills Certificate
  • Medical Practice Reception Skills Certificate
  • Dental Practice Reception Skills Certificate
  • Hospitality Reception Skills Certificate
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management Proficiency Certificate
  • Workplace Skills Short Course Certificates

Your options if you don’t have Matric:

I failed Matric

If you’ve failed Matric you still have options:

  • If you’ve failed one or two subjects, you may be eligible to rewrite these exams in February/March following your Matric year.
  • You can return to school to redo your Matric. You will have to speak to your school principal about this.
  • You can enrol for our courses. We offer both accredited and non-accredited courses that don’t require Matric.

I dropped out before Matric

If you’ve dropped out of school before completing Matric, you can still study further. Many of our courses only require a grade 10. Many of our accredited courses also have low entrance requirements, especially the ICB and technical courses.

I am older and I never completed Matric

Age never has to hold you back from furthering your education, nor should not completing Matric. We have study options available for students of all ages and all educational levels.

I have work experience in the field I want to study

Our ICB courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning. This means that, in the last five years, you’ve worked within an industry relevant to the qualification you want to apply for. E.g. if you’ve worked as a bookkeeper for many years, and now want to get a qualification, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.  You can apply directly to ICB. You may then be exempted from certain subjects, or you’ll be allowed to skip some of the lower level courses. Exemptions are granted by the ICB.  College SA has no control over this.