Adult Matric: What You Need to Know

Getting your matric certificate means that you will be able to apply for more jobs. It also means that your earning potential will be double that of somebody without a...

Adult Matric: What You Need to Know
  • Getting your matric certificate means that you will be able to apply for more jobs. It also means that your earning potential will be double that of somebody without a matric certificate. 
  • You can apply to do your Adult Matric when you are 19 but have to be 21 years old when writing the Adult Matric exams. 
  • You can only apply for Adult Matric if you have a grade 9 certificate. 

Where Can I Do My Adult Matric?

Matric College offers you the chance to do your Adult Matric. With Matric College you will have academic support throughout your Adult MAtric course to ensure that you do as well as you can. 

Learn more about the Matric College Adult Matric programme.

If you were unable to finish school, you still have the opportunity to finish your matric year. Many jobs require that you have a matric certificate to apply. That is why, from the age of 21, you should finish your matric certificate. 

Adult Matric Requirements

To apply to do your Adult Matric you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be 19 or older to apply and 21 or older to write your exams. 
  • Have a grade 9 certificate. You will have to submit a copy when you apply.

What is Adult Matric?

Adult Matric is a matric certificate that you can finish from the age of 21. This is specifically for students who were unable to finish high school and now want their matric certificate. 

You can apply to do your Adult Matric when you are 19 years old. However, you are only allowed to write the Adult Matric exams after the age of 21. 

The matric certificate that you receive at the end of Adult Matric is the same certificate that you would have received at the end of high school matric.

That means that nobody will know that you got your matric certificate outside of school.

Why Should I Do My Adult Matric?

Here are a few reasons why you should consider doing your Adult Matric: 

  • You can further your studies: With a matric certificate, you have more options when it comes to furthering your education. Depending on your pass, you can study for a degree, higher certificate or diploma course. 
  • You have a higher chance of getting a job: Many jobs require that you have a matric certificate to apply. By getting your Adult Matric certificate, many more job opportunities will be available for you.
  • You will get paid more: Having a matric certificate means that your earning potential is double that of somebody without one. Just by having your matric certificate, you can earn more money. 
  • You will be achieving something: The great thing about getting your matric certificate is that you will be achieving something great. Furthering your education can give you a great confidence boost and something to look forward to.

Studying With Adult Matric

With an Adult Matric certificate, you can study many qualifications. Among these are NATED courses. National Accredited Technical Education Diploma Courses give students both theoretical and practical knowledge to help them succeed.

These courses help you specialise in a certain field. They are also highly regarded by employers because of their practical training. 

Learn more about what NATED courses you can study after your Adult Matric.

Applying For Adult Matric

To apply for Adult Matric, all you have to do is call us and speak to one of our course experts on 012 762 7100.  Alternatively, you can fill out this form and we will call you back.

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College, discusses everything you need to know about Adult Matric

Author: Andrea Frisby 

Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden,  5 July  2021

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