Our Matric Courses
Matric College offers the following matric courses:
- Adult Matric.
- Matric Rewrite.
- Matric Upgrade.
- Matric Equivalent Courses.
Adult Matric - Amended Senior Certificate
Matric Upgrade - Amended Senior Certificate
Matric Rewrite - Amended Senior Certificate
Business Management Matric Equivalent Certificate
Senior Bookkeeping Matric Equivalent Certificate
Watch the College Principle explain everything you need to know about Adult Matric on YouTube.
What Is Adult Matric?
Adult Matric is a course that gives adults the chance to complete their matric certificate.
Whether you were unable to complete or reach your matric year, you can still study towards a matric certificate, as long as you passed your grade 9 year.
An Adult Matric Certificate looks exactly the same as a traditional high school matric certificate. Both are accredited by Umalusi.
The only differences between the two are:
- When you complete your certificate: With Adult Matric, you can only complete this certification after the age of 21. That means that you will be older than you would be when completing your high school matric.
- The marking process: In high school matric, many factors count towards your final marks. These include assignments, class tests, and exams. With Adult Matric, your final mark is the only mark that counts. That means that the mark you see on your matric certificate will be your final Adult Matric examination mark only.
To pass your Adult Matric course, you have to meet the following minimum requirements:
- An Admission Point Score of 3 (40-49%) in your Home Language subject.
- An Admission Point Score of 3 (40-49%) in two additional subjects.
- An Admission Point Score of 2 (30-39%) in four other subjects.
You can fail one subject, even if it’s your first additional language. Your overall Admission Point Score must be 14.
To apply for the Adult Matric course:
- Be at least 21 when writing your exams: You can apply when you are 19 years old. However, you have to be 21 when writing your Adult Matric exams.
- Have a grade 9 certificate: The highest qualification you need to apply is a grade 9 certificate.
What is a Matric Rewrite?
The Department of Education has a matric rewrite programme called Second Chance Matric. This initiative allows you to rewrite the matric exams that you failed during your matric finals.
With a matric rewrite, you will be able to improve your marks. This means improving both your APS and pass level which gives you more employment and education opportunities.
Why Should I Rewrite My Matric?
Matric Rewrites are a great idea if you are looking to meet the National Senior Certificate pass requirements. Rewriting your matric exams means raising your pass level and overall, gives you the chance to pass your matric year.
With a matric certificate, you instantly have more employment opportunities. If you can reach a Bachelor’s Degree pass, you will also be able to study degree courses. Matric pass levels will give you the following tertiary education opportunities:
- Bachelor’s Degree Pass: With this pass level, you will be able to study at a university degree level. Keep in mind that each course and each institution will have different entry requirements that require certain subjects and a specific APS.
- Diploma Pass: This pass level means that you can study diploma courses. These can either take place at a university or other higher education institution.
- Higher Certificate Pass: a Higher Certificate Pass gives you the ability to study higher certificate courses. Some universities also offer higher certificate courses alongside colleges and educational institutions.
- National Senior Certificate Pass: This pass level is the bare minimum required to pass your matric certificate. With this pass, you can study National Qualifications, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Courses, or courses that do not require a matric certificate.
How Do I Complete My Matric Rewrite?
To apply for the Second Chance Matric programme, you have to visit the dedicated page on the Department of Basic Education’s website.
The pass requirements for a matric rewrite are the same as the National Senior Certificate pass requirements. The pass rates are as follows:
- 40-49% obtained in your Home Language subject.
- 40-49% obtained in two additional subjects.
- 30-39% obtained in four other subjects.
To apply for the Second Chance Matric Programme you must meet the following requirements:
- You have written your matric final exams.
- Your results did not meet the National Senior Certificate requirements.
What Is a Matric Upgrade?
A Matric Upgrade course gives matric students the chance to improve their final marks. With a matric upgrade, you can redo only the subjects that you wish to improve.
You can also change your subjects entirely to either suit a higher education course or your general abilities.
Why Do I Need a Matric Upgrade?
With a Matric Upgrade, you will be able to improve your matric marks. With better matric marks, you will not only meet the requirements for more job opportunities but you will also have higher education choices.
With a Matric Upgrade, you can also choose subjects better suited to you. A Matric Upgrade would be beneficial here because:
- You can choose easier subjects: Now that you have finished your examination period, you might want to choose less challenging subjects. This could mean choosing subjects that you know you will pass to get your matric certificate.
- You can choose new subjects: Choosing new subjects is especially important if you have changed your mind about a course that you want to study. All tertiary education courses, especially degrees, have their own set of requirements. If you have decided on a course to study but do not have the subjects, a Matric Upgrade can change that.
To successfully apply for a Matric Upgrade course you must:
- Have completed matric: To upgrade your results, you have to have completed your matric year.
- Be over the age of 21: To write your Matric Upgrade exams, you must be over the age of 21. You can still apply at 19.
Matric Equivalent Courses
What Are Matric Equivalent Certificates?
Matric equivalent certificates are more specialised NQF 4 certificates than traditional matric certificates.
With a matric equivalent certificate, you will learn a specific set of skills in a single field, say in accounting. Whilst a traditional matric certificate gives you broader but more narrow skills in your chosen subjects.
With a matric equivalent certificate, you can move straight into your specialised career and start working. It is more challenging to find a job with only a traditional matric certificate as you are not workplace ready.
After matric, you will have to do relevant courses to be able to enter the workplace at the same level as somebody with a matric equivalent certificate.
Choosing a Matric Equivalent Course
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers two courses that double as matric equivalent certificates:
- Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping.
- National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management.
Both of these qualifications can be used for applying to further education courses or jobs that accept matric equivalent certificates.
What Are NQF Levels?
The National Qualification Framework has a set of levels by which all academic courses in South Africa are measured. This is to ensure that all educational courses can be compared according to the same set of guidelines.
Matric is a NQF level 4 and so is a matric equivalent certificate. This means that whilst these certificates do not follow the same subject matter, they are equivalent in academic strength.
That is why you can apply to some courses with a matric equivalent certificate. These include National Qualification (NATED) courses.
National Qualification Courses With a Matric Equivalent Certificate
National Qualification Courses are also well known as NATED courses. These qualifications incorporate both theory and practical teachings to create a well-rounded learning experience.
This structure means that once students are finished with their qualifications, they can move directly into the workplace as a result of their experience.
The following National Qualification Courses can be started with a matric equivalent certificate:
Why Should I Choose a Matric Equivalent Course?
Matric equivalent courses are a great option for students who do not do well academically.
Matric equivalent courses can also give those who were unable to reach their matric year, the opportunity to further their education and build a successful career.
Getting a National Diploma With a Matric Equivalent Certificate
With a matric equivalent certificate, you will be able to study a select few National Qualification courses as mentioned above. These NATED courses can take you to a National Diploma.
Once you have finished your N6 National Qualification course, you are required to complete 18 months of work experience in your field of qualification. After which, your experience will be analysed by the Department of Education.
Upon approval, you will be eligible to receive a National Diploma. This qualification is an NQF level 6, one step below a Bachelor’s Degree.
Choosing Matric College
When it comes to furthering your education, you want to make sure that you choose the right institution for you.
Benefits of Studying at Matric College
When it comes to studying at Matric College, you can expect the following:
- Your study material is included: With Matric College, all of your study material is included in your initial course fees. Within 5-7 working days of your successful registration, your study material will be delivered to your door.
- Online tutors: As one of our students, you will have access to all our tutor Whatsapp groups. Our team will help you every step of the way to ensure that you pass to the best of your ability.
- Constant feedback: Our tutors will mark your assignments and give you the right feedback to help you improve in certain learning areas. Their guidance will help you in your overall examination preparation.
Many perks come with choosing distance learning. These include:
- Working while at home: Distance learning means that you do not have to go into classes. Instead, you can work from home or any other place which you see fit.
- Saving money: Since you do not have to go to class or find accommodation close to college, you will save money on transport and accommodation. Distance learning courses are also cheaper overall than classroom-based courses.
- Work and study: Studying via distance learning means following a study schedule that suits you. That means that you can go to work during the day and plan to study in the evenings or when you are available.
Studying Without Matric
Matric College also gives you the option to study without a matric certificate. That means that even if you were unable to reach or complete your grade 12 year, you still have the chance to further your studies and build a successful career.
Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College, discuss everything you need to know about our Adult Matric Course
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Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 28 July 2021