Looking to improve your future by studying a course that is accredited by a registered body?
We offer various Accredited Courses that will help kick-start your professional career and help you get the job or promotion that you have always wanted.
Watch the College Principle explain everything you need to know about Accredited Courses.
If you’re wanting to further your education in the financial or business management sector, look no further! Matric College offers a range of ICB courses that will take you one step further to your goal career!
Business Management Courses
A Business manager reports directly to other executives or the business owner of a company, directs their teams and group leaders, hires staff, trains and evaluates new employees, ensures that the business is on track to meet goals to name but a few of a business manager’s duties. Our ICB Business Management Accredited Courses is a great starting point on your journey to becoming a successful business manager.
Financial Accounting Courses
Financial accountants perform important duties in businesses such as monitoring and reporting on finances and profit, forecasting, prepare financial statements, compiling budgets, help senior management and stakeholders make informed financial decisions, etc. Financial accountants often manage a team of accounting technicians who perform the administrative tasks while they become acting business advisors to the business’ senior executives. Our ICB Financial Financial Accounting Accredited Courses is a step closer to excel in the role of a financial accountant.
Office Administration Courses
Office administration is a highly sought-after qualification at this point. Its beauty? Hardly any company can function without the refined skills of an office administrator. Office administrators perform a whole list of clerical duties that include filing, research, and sometimes even HR! This list of duties will differ from company to company depending on their needs. Our ICB Office Administration Accredited Courses will assist you with being successful in your role.
National Qualification (NATED) Courses
Matric College now offers NATED Courses in partnership with Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning. Want to advance your career and earn a respectable income? Then apply for any of our NATED Courses. What are you waiting for?
Business Management Courses
Business Management is organizing, planning, and managing all aspects of a business. Responsibilities of a Business Manager include overseeing operations, coordinating business activities, leading a business, meeting and setting business goals, controlling and overseeing all day-to-day aspects of a business. Our NATED Business Management Accredited Courses give you all the skills needed to succeed.
Financial Management Courses
Financial managers look after important financial functions of a business such as ensuring funds are utilized efficiently, take care of profit and growth of a business, and allocating funds to different departments. Our NATED Financial Management Accredited Courses will assist you to become a successful financial manager.
Educare focuses on the education, care, and development of young children. When it comes to Educare, you will be working in areas such as educational psychology, child nutrition, first aid, and overall health, psychological development, and much more. Our NATED Educare Accredited Courses will equip you to follow your passion to play a part in child development..
Human Resource Management Courses
Employees are the most important asset of any business. Human Resource ensures that all employees are satisfied within the working environment. Human Resources Management helps develop the culture of a business and increases employee engagement, which are important factors in having a successful business. Our NATED Human Resource Management Accredited Courses will equip you with the skills you need to fulfill this role.
Legal Secretary Courses
Legal secretaries are responsible for several administrative tasks. They work in an office setting and often handle traditional secretarial duties as well legal-related tasks. Expect to answer telephone calls and prepare paperwork like subpoenas and more. This role is not to be mistaken for paralegals, as the nature of their work may differ. Our NATED Legal Secretary Accredited Courses will prepare you for this role.
Marketing Management combines business skills with creativity to create interest in goods and services. The tasks involved depend on factors such as the size of a company, the industry, and the type of product or service. Our NATED Marketing Management Accredited Courses will teach you how to carry out market research, finding target markets, trend research, planning campaigns, and much more.
Management Assistant Courses
The role and job title of management assistant may differ depending on the industry and company they work for. However, each of these roles has one thing in common – they offer office support. Their daily duties include performing a range of administrative and clerical responsibilities. They are responsible for setting up meetings, managing office equipment, and sometimes even perform human resources tasks. Our NATED Management Assistant Accredited Courses will give you the tools to excel in this role.
Accredited courses are important BUT you can be successful with Non-accredited courses. Here is everything you need to know about these courses and what you should choose when you want to further your education.
What Are Accredited Qualifications?
Accredited qualifications are approved by a professional organisation. These qualifications are met by certain standards.
How Do I Know If A Course Is Accredited?
To check if a course is accredited, you should contact the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Accredited Courses In South Africa
These are the accredited courses offered at Matric College:
National Qualifications (NATED): National Accredited Technical Education Diploma courses were created by the (DHET) Department of Higher Training and Education.
These courses provide both practical and theoretical experience. They are also registered by the National Qualifications Framework, which means that students can further their studies.
What Qualification Will You Get?
These are the qualifications you will get once you have completed one of the NATED qualifications:
National N4 Certificate
You will be awarded an N4 certificate after completing this course.
This qualification is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations.
National N5 Certificate
You will be awarded an N5 certificate after completing this course.
Both the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations and the Department of Higher Education and Training award this certificate.
National N6 Certificate
The last course is the N6 National Qualification. Once you have passed and completed this course you will receive an N6 National Certificate.
The Department of Higher Education and Training and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations will award you this certificate.
National N6 Diploma
You have to complete 18 months of work experience. This work experience is noted down in a log book which is submitted to the college.
The College sends this logbook to the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Once it has been approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training you will receive your diploma.
The programmes that are offered by the Institution of Certified Bookkeepers are accredited by both the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
All ICB courses are internationally recognised.
Who Can Deliver Accredited Courses?
Institutions that are registered can deliver accredited courses. They also need to meet the following requirements:
- They have to own a course to deliver the course
- If they have permission from the owner, they can also deliver the course
- They must also have accredited courses that are within their range.
What Is An Example Of Accreditation?
An Example: The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF.
Accreditation is a set of standards determined by a governing body. Colleges and universities have to meet these standards to be accredited.
- This is a process and a credential
- Accreditation is a voluntary process
- Only these things can be accredited:
Does It Matter If A Course Is Not Accredited?
This depends on the career you choose. You will only apply for an accredited course if you need a qualification in the industry you plan to work in and if the employer requires it.
Examples Of Non-Accredited Courses
Examples of non-accredited courses can be found below:
Non-accredited courses are generally done by the training provider and give students specific skills or knowledge. They also boost your skills or are used to pursue a hobby.
Does Accreditation Matter To Employers?
Not all courses are accredited and some employers accept employees who have non-accredited courses.
To some employers accreditation does not matter. Non-accredited courses can offer valuable experience, are faster to complete, and are cheaper than accredited courses.
However, these courses do not offer credits that you can transfer and you will not get a license in that field of studies.
To other employers, accreditation does matter because there are certain standards that need to be met.
Can You Get A Job With A Non-Accredited Qualification?
Yes, you can get a job with a non-accredited qualification. This to some employers shows your willingness to learn new skills.
This also means that you will not be able to apply for highly skilled positions and industries.
What Type Of Jobs Can I Get With A Non-Accredited Qualification?
These are the jobs you can get with just a certificate qualification:
What Is The Difference Between Accredited And Non-Accredited?
Accredited courses are approved by a professional organisation. Accreditation exists because it makes sure that standards are met and that quality is maintained.
It also exists because certain industries are legally obligated to only accept people with accredited qualifications.
Non-accredited courses are not connected to an external accreditation or even a professional body. These courses are generally done by the training provider and give students specific skills or knowledge.
These courses boost your skills or are used to pursue a hobby.
The CEO of Matric College, Jan Badenhorst, discusses accredited courses
All Our Accredited Courses
Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 27 July 2021