Who we are

Matric College came to exist through the partnership of businesses which share a single core value. We believe that education should be available to everyone, regardless of the background, age, or experience. 

Because of this belief, Matric College was created to help people get their matric or find new ways to get the education they need for a brighter future. 

Getting the right education is extremely important in order to start the career of your dreams. We’re here to help you take the first step to a better tomorrow.

Why we do what we do

In South Africa half of the people who start school, will never even sit in a matric class. We realised that the traditional school system does not work for everyone. According to our calculations, less than 40% of the students who were in grade 10, two years ago, passed matric this year. 

Many people who do not complete their matric believe that there is no other way to get their certificate. This is why we want to show as many people as we can that there is still hope. 

If you are one of those students that got left behind or aren’t happy with your marks, we are here to help.

Our values

Guaranteed Service

We don’t believe in getting something for nothing. If we don’t get you an exam seat, you get your money back.

Student First Service

The student is the most important person in what we do. And we create solutions that work for our students.

Love for Education

We love education! And we love helping people find new ways to reach their goals in life. Nothing is more rewarding.

Impacting a Nation

We want to make a difference in SA, by making education more accessible to everyone, so they can improve their lives.

Our history

Idea Institute for Distance Education Assessment

The Idea Institute for Distance Education Assessment was formed by Topsy Botha to help students who cannot succeed in the mainstream education systems. Over time it has developed into a distance education institution that offers Matric Upgrades, Matric Rewrites and Adult Matric. 

Topsy believes that getting your matric is possible for everybody, and the stresses of mainstream schools are often just a distraction from the focus you need to get the best matric you can. 

Skills Academy
Skills Academy was created by co-founders Jan Badenhorst and Tabitha Bailey. Skills Academy is fully registered and accredited with the Department of Higher Education and the QCTO, as well as the ICB and CIMA. 

Skills Academy offers the best service in distance learning. We are the only college where you can pay as you study. Students can study faster, and stop paying their studies when they have completed their course.

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