Study Without Matric

Did you fail Matric or were you never in Matric? The good news is that you can further your education at Matric College without a Matric Certificate. Matric College is a distance learning institution that offers different courses. You can study through us with or without Matric. 

As a distance learning college, our students learn from home. This is beneficial because it allows anyone to study. For example, you can study even when you are in the following circumstance: 

  • Working part or full-time 
  • Staying in a different country 
  • Operating a business 
  • Taking care of your family 

With distance learning, you are able to pursue other goals while you gain your dream qualification.

What Can I Study Without Matric?

At Matric College, we have different courses you can study without a Matric Qualification. Below is a list of these courses: 

Adult Matric Course 

The Adult Matric Course falls under our Matric Courses Programme. This course is specifically designed for adults who are 21 years or older. If you never had the chance to study Matric, you can do it through this course. 

To study the Adult Matric Course, you must have six subjects. Through these subjects, you learn about different topics and gain knowledge. The course is completed if you pass five or all six subjects.

The college awards you with a Matric Certificate once you are done with the course. The Matric Certificate you receive comes from Umalusi who issues all Matric Certificates in South Africa. You are able to use this qualification to further your education at a college or university. 

Rewrite Matric Course

The Rewrite Matric Course forms part of our Matric Courses Programme. This course is created to assist students who failed their Matric. You gain a second chance through this course to improve your Matric results. 

The course prepares you for the Matric final examination. Throughout the course, you study in preparation for the exam. You are given the following resources to help you as you get ready for the exam: 

You receive a Matric Certificate issued by Umalusi when you complete the Rewrite Matric Course. You can apply to university, college or find employment with this qualification. 

ICB Courses 

ICB Courses are created to help students with or without a Matric Qualification to study towards a good career. You can join our ICB Programmes with a Grade 10 or Grade 10 Equivalent Qualification. You will learn different skills and knowledge that will be beneficial in your future career. 

ICB Courses are not only the best because you can study them without Matric, but they are also beneficial because of the skills and knowledge they offer. These courses offer you knowledge that is business orientated and skills that are in demand in South Africa. With these two components, you have a high chance of getting employment

When you finish studying an ICB Course, you are awarded an ICB Qualification. This can be used in both South Africa and abroad because ICB qualifications are recognised globally. You can find employment or study further

ICB Qualifications are recognised in South Africa because they are registered with SAQA. All qualifications registered with SAQA are recognised in South Africa. ICB does not offer their courses directly because they are an external examinations, body. There are over 500 training providers that do, however, who offer ICB Courses all over the world. You can use your ICB Qualification to study through these training providers. 

Here are the ICB Courses you can enrol for: 

Short Courses 

Short Courses are designed to assist anyone with or without Matric. There is no particular qualification needed to study these courses. You only need to meet these requirements: 

  • Be able to study through distance learning
  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English

You acquire a collection of skills through Short Courses. You will gain valuable skills for employment and business. Short Courses are the best because they offer unique benefits. These are: 

  • Your current skills are improved 
  • You gain new skills 
  • There are no exams to be written (only assignments) 
  • These courses can be completed completely 

These are the Short Courses you can study: 

Can I Complete My Matric Online?

Yes, you can complete your Matric online. When you study through Matric College, you study from home as you use online tools. You can apply for our Matric Courses and start studying for your Matric. These courses offer you knowledge that equips you for further education. 

Here are the Matric Courses you can enrol for: 

Can I Do Matric At The Age Of 21?

s, you can do your Matric at the age of 21. You can do the Adult Matric Course at Matric College. This course is for adults who want to complete their Matric. You will need to meet the following requirements to study: 

  • You passed Grade 9 and have proof of your report OR
  • You completed a Grade 9 equivalent course (i.e. an ABET Certificate) that included two official language subjects

    • You are 21 or older when you write your exams
    • You can apply as early as the age of 19 and start studying

  • You can read, write and understand English or Afrikaans 
  • You are able to study via distance learning

You will receive a Matric Qualification when you have finished the Adult Matric Course. Use this to study at college, university or work.

Can I Study At The Age Of 37 Years Old?

Yes, you can study at the age of 37. You can further your education regardless of your age. At Matric College, you can study any of our courses. Study with us whether you have Matric or not. Our courses help you gain knowledge and skills that are good for the following: 

Where Can I Buy The Umalusi Matric Certificate?

You can get the Umalusi Matric Certificate from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PDE) offices, or from Umalusi. This is possible if you have lost or damaged your Matric Certificate.

To get a replacement of your old Matric Certificate, you must submit your application, along with the required documents, and an application fee. The fee will vary depending on your application.

The documents needed are:

  • An affidavit with information about how you lost or damaged your old Matric results
  • Your original Matric Certificate (not applicable if it has been lost)
  • Your original ID card/book
  • Your certified ID copy
  • Proof of payment

If you apply through the DBE or PDE, it will cost R155,00. If you apply through Umalusi and select to collect the certificate yourself from the Umalusi offices in Pretoria, it will cost R137,00. If you apply through Umalusi and select to have the certificate couriered to you, it will cost R202,00.

Please note that these fees can change.

If you want to buy the Umalusi Matric Certificate from a person, you should not do it. Buying qualifications is an illegal offence in South Africa. You can only get a qualification by studying for it. If you want Matric, you can study in High School or do it through Matric College.


Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Editor: Sive Ncanywa
Date : July 18 , 2022

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