Can I study beauty therapy without matric?

Can I study beauty therapy without matric?

Yes you can study a beauty therapy course without matric. Here is a list of beauty courses I found that you can start right now – without needing a matric:

Study beauty therapy without matric

People always  want to look good. That’s the best thing about the beauty industry! Not having your matric certificate should not stop you from furthering your studies.

There are other options for you to further your studies. A matric certificate is equivalent to a NQF level 4. There are other courses you can study that have the same accreditation. An NQF stands for National Qualifications Framework.

All South African qualifications are rated through the NQF system. The Framework is used to rate the level of your qualification. An NQF level 4 is on the same level as matric but it is not a matric certificate. Once you have your NQF level 4, you can study up to NQF Level 6. An NQF level 6 is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.


Entry requirements for beauty therapy courses

To study beauty therapy without matric, you need to be older than 16. Courses are offered in English. Students should be able to write, read and understand the English language.

To study beauty therapy, you also need to have your grade 10. You might already have a few skills in the beauty industry. Having a qualification makes you more credible. Once you have your qualification, you have the opportunity to earn more money. 

To study beauty therapy without matric, you need to be passionate about beauty and hair. The beauty industry is about making people look good. You need to be good with people to succeed in this industry. You also need to have good time management.

In the beauty industry, you have to be very professional. Studying beauty therapy without matric equips you with the skills and knowledge to become more employable.

Can I study at UNISA without matric?

Unfortunately, you can not study at UNISA without matric. There are other distance learning institutions where you can study without matric. Studying without matric can benefit you because the courses are aimed at specific careers.

People without a matric certificate can study through Matric College. The courses offered are designed for people who do not have matric.

Students can choose from the following  beauty therapy courses;

Beauty therapy courses at Matric College do not have exams. Students are marked according to the assignments that they submit. Distance learning allows you to study from the comfort of your home. Your books will be delivered to you.

The best thing about distance learning is that you can work and study at the same time. Studying from home does not mean you are on your own. There are tutors and lecturers available to support you.

Author: Omega Fumba 

Date Published: 31 July 2020