Meet Our Course Experts

Milan Badenhorst - Course Expert


Contact Details

Email Address: [email protected] 

Languages Spoken

Milan speaks the following language (s):

  1. English
  2. Afrikaans

Educational Background/Experience In Education Or Sales

  • Five years of sales experience and counting 

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“Everyone in South Africa needs Matric. That is why it is our name!”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“Because I love being able to provide people with such an essential part of life… education”

Sharne Meyer - Course Expert


Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Sharne speaks the following language (s):

  1. English 
  2. Afrikaans

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • Mechanical Engineering N1
  • Grade 11

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric
  • Short Courses

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“I believe Matric is very important and can open many doors of success, whether you are looking for a job or looking to study further. NATED courses are beneficial for future purposes and short courses can help you find your dream career or enhance your hobbies and interests.”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“Helping individuals expand their knowledge and being a part of their success to intelligence.”

Shante Goodman - Course Expert

Shante Goodman

Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Shante speaks the following language (s):

  1. English

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • National Senior Certificate

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric
  • ICB
  • Short Courses
  • All Courses

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“Matric courses – it is the stepping stone to everything else like finding a job and furthering your studies etc. NATED courses will help you become more employable and better your chances of improving and upgrading your career and all aspects of your life.”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“The love and passion I have for education and people. Becoming a course expert allows me to explore and constantly grow with knowledge regarding the different courses, systems and processes that come with studying a specific course.”

Glynis-Lee Sellidon - Course Expert

Glynis Sellidon

Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Glynis-Lee speaks the following language (s):

  1. Afrikaans

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • Experience in sales

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric
  • Short Courses

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“Matric is important, with matric our lives will be permanently changing.”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“I love doing sales.”

Bridgette Linneman - Course Expert


Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Bridgette speaks the following language (s):

  1. English

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • NQF Level 4 Contact Centre Operations 

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“This course will help the student to gain a matric certificate, also help them to get access to high learning, get a better job and help to enrich their lives for future endeavours.”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“To help others enrich their lives through education, as many fellow South Africans do not have a Matric Certificate in order to better the chances of providing not only for themselves but for their families too.” 

Chardonay Pypers - Course Expert

Chardonay Pypers

Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Chardonay speaks the following language (s):

  1. English

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • Grade 11

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Matric 
  • Short Courses

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“I recommend the short courses to further their interests and build knowledge on their interests.”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“I became a Course Expert to help students obtain their Matric, in hopes they will further their studies.”

Masande Nomence - Course Expert


Contact Details

Languages Spoken

Masande speaks the following language (s):

  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Educational Background/ Experience In Education Or Sales

  • Not Applicable

The Course I Would Recommend To Students

  • Recommends all courses

Why Do You Suggest This Particular Course(S)?

“All courses provided by the college are vital for anyone to proceed further in their studies and as a result in future just in general”

The Reason I Became A Course Expert

“Enhancing people’s future motivates me as it is a contribution to the country as a whole ”

What Is The Best Communication Platforms That Our Course Experts Use?

The best learning platforms that our Course Experts use are the services available on the internet. Here is a list of some services that are available with internet access, that our Course Experts use:

  • WhatsApp
  • Email


You can contact our Course Experts on our WhatsApp number (083 661 2219). They will guide you through the registration process and help you decide on a career that suits your:

  • Interests
  • Skills
  • And qualifications OR qualifications that you already have


You can also contact one of our Course Experts via email. The same procedure will follow where our Course Experts will assist you with the course that best suits your needs and even give you direct contact with our support team and tutor assistance.

These online learning platforms are services that are available on the internet. This is a digital service between two or more users who interact via the internet. These are the services available on the internet:

  • Search engines
  • Social media
  • Creative content outlets
  • App stores
  • Communication services

Do You Have To Be An Expert To Create A Course?

No, you do not have to be an expert to create a course. People usually think that being an expert means the following:

  • Having a Masters or PhD
  • Having between 10 and 20 years of experience 
  • Getting recognition from many people OR being “famous”

The dictionary’s definition of an “expert” is someone that is knowledgeable or skilful in a particular area. This leaves room for most people to become an expert. It all depends on what you are good at.

Do You Have Course Experts Who Help With Online Courses - Can I Study Online?

Yes, you do get Course Experts that can help with online courses. Online learning is the same as distance learning, in fact, online learning is a type of online distance learning.  You can study online by completing any of the courses that we offer at Matric College. All you have to do is contact one of our Course Experts. 

Is Distance Learning Easy And How Will My Course Expert Assist Me?

Yes, distance learning CAN be easy for students who like it. Complete the following checklist to see if distance learning will be easy for you. If you tick 3 out of the 6 options, then distance learning is for you.

What Can I Do?✔ / ✖
Do you think distance learning is for you?
Do you have a smartphone or laptop?
Can you fit in 6 hours of learning in a week?
Do you want to work and study?
Do you live far from universities and colleges?
Do you like working by yourself?

Our Course Experts will assist you in deciding which career path you would like to take up until getting your first set of study material. After you have settled in your studies, our Course Experts will ask our friendly support team to assist you if you require tutor assistance.

Our support team will do follow-ups that include the following:

  • Courtesy calls: This is to see if you are still interested in your course and if you are still on track
  • Assignment calls: This is to check if you are submitting assignments and to check if you have started with your first assignment
  • Tutor assistance calls: This is to check if you require any assistance with your studies

Why Do Course Experts Recommend Online Courses: Are Online Courses In Demand?

Yes, Online Courses are in demand. Here are some of the reasons why online courses are in demand.

  • Accessible to everyone
  • Convenience
  • Do not need Matric to further your studies
  • Encourages independence
  • Reduces social anxiety
  • Save money

Accessible To Everyone

Some students live far from universities and colleges. Distance learning allows students to get a tertiary education without having to travel back and forth. At Matric College, students only have to use a computer if they send their assignments via email. 

If the student has a smartphone, they can do everything on their phone. Students can apply on WhatsApp and one of our Course Experts will get in contact with them first. After they have been successfully registered, our support team and tutors will assist our students further.

We have a support team that calls our students to find out if they require tutor assistance, and we use WhatsApp and Facebook groups as study groups. We believe that interactive studying is a great way to study. We can always learn from our peers.


You can study from the comfort of your home. This means that you do not have to attend any physical classes. You can also set your own schedule, since we do not have scheduled online classes. This means that you can work and study OR study and still attend to your family commitments.

Do Not Need Matric To Further Your Studies

At Matric College, you can study courses without Matric. Our courses are accredited and you can get a qualification that is at NQF level 4. If you still would like to complete your Matric, you can complete our Adult Matric course.

Encourages Independence

Distance learning is all about motivating yourself and setting up your own schedule. This means that you will take responsibility for your own learning.

Reduces Social Anxiety

For some students, interacting with other students or even lecturers can be a challenge. Being a distance learner means that students can learn without having to interact physically with other people.

Save Money

Contact learning means that students will have additional expenses such as transport, accommodation, food as well as new clothes, for some students. Overall, distance learning courses are cheaper than on-campus courses.

You Can Pace Yourself

You will get dates to submit assignments but you will not be required to submit homework. This means that you can schedule your studying time depending on your free time, especially if you are working and have a family.

What Is Online Learning And How Does It Work?

Online learning, also defined as distance learning, is a type of learning done from afar. This means that you will NOT receive any physical/contact classes. At Matric College, we use this type of learning. Our type of distance learning is done using online tools such as:

  • Telegram and WhatsApp

    • We use WhatsApp to register students with us. Course experts use the app to talk to students and give information about the course they want to enrol in.

      After registering and enrolling with us, students are given access to our study groups on Telegram, where they can communicate with our expert tutors to learn more about their studies and find support for any challenges they might face.

  • Facebook

    • This is an online platform for students to ask one another questions. We believe that students can learn from one another.

  • Email

    • You can use this tool to get in contact with our Course Experts and support team for any enquiries. You also submit your assignments through email.

  • Tutor contact forms

    • If you need to contact our tutors, you can go online and complete a tutor contact form. This will help you get all the information you need to become a successful student.

What are the different forms of online learning?

Online learning can also be referred to as:

Computer-based Training (CBT)

This type of learning runs on a computer and can either be learned from a CD or through the internet. This type of learning generally does not have a tutor, instructor or teacher. Due to education being so versatile and mostly being online, this type of learning can also be called:

  • E-learning
  • Online learning
  • Web-based training

An example of this type of learning can be seen with a TEFL course. These types of courses are generally done without an instructor or teacher and are done online.

Distance Learning / Distance EducationThis type of learning is done where students and teachers do not physically see one another. The course is given via computer or mobile device. Students can engage in their studies in their free time. This allows them to work and study.
E-LearningThis is also known as electronic learning. It is a type of learning that focus on everything related to digital learning.
Mobile LearningThis type of learning is only done on handheld devices such as cellphones, tablets etc.
Web-based TrainingThis type of learning can only be done through the use of the internet.

How Does Distance Learning Work At Matric College?

The type of online learning that we provide is extremely beneficial to students in South Africa. Our goal is to bridge the gap between those who have the resources to study and those who can afford it. We cater to the following needs of students:

  1. Our students do not need a computer or laptop to study with us but it is an advantage
    • Submit assignments via email
    • Submit assignments through student portals
    • Ask for advice on Telegram
  1. Our students do not have scheduled online classes that they need to attend
    • Our students save money on transport, food, accommodation and they do not have to buy new clothes for campus life

Matric College Application Process

Our course experts can assist you by providing you with advice on the best courses for you to successfully enrol as a student. Here are the 3 simple steps you should take to become a student at Matric College:

  • Step 1: Apply at Matric College
  • Step 2: Get in contact with one of our Course Experts
  • Step 3: Become a Matric College student

Step 1: Apply At Matric College

Here are the different ways you can apply at Matric College:

Apply Through WhatsApp

  • Add our WhatsApp Number (083 661 2219)
    WhatsApp Application Step 1
  • Send us a message saying “Hi”
    WhatsApp Application - Step 2
  • Our Course Experts will ask you a few questions to determine which career path is the right one for you
    WhatsApp Application - Step 3

Book A Call Back Online

You can visit our website and book a call back. You can find a “book a call” button on the right-hand side of the page. This is what the button looks like:

Book A Call Button

continue by completing the form and one of our course experts will call you back. This is what the form looks like:

call back form image

Give us a call on (021 838 8280)

You can give us a call during these hours:

Day of the weekCalling hours
Monday08:00 am  – 05:00 pm
Tuesday08:00 am  – 05:00 pm
Wednesday08:00 am  – 05:00 pm
Thursday08:00 am  – 05:00 pm
Friday08:00 am  – 05:00 pm
Saturday08:00 am  – 12:00 pm

Visit Our Offices

You can visit our offices and speak to our Course Experts. It is important to remember that we are a distance learning college, which means that you will study from home.

Step 2: Get In Contact With One Of Our Course Experts

This is the next step once you have tried making contact with us. We provide our students with a Course Expert that best suits their needs. These factors may include

  • Someone that speaks your language
  • Someone you can relate to

You can decide which Course Expert you would like to speak to. Our service puts you in control.

Your OptionsThe Course Expert You Choose
The language you prefer to be assisted inAmongst all of our Course Experts, our Course Experts speak 10 Languages.
The course that suit your needs

Our Course Experts will listen intently to your needs and find the course that meets your needs. If we do not offer the course you would like to complete, we will make suggestions for other courses you can complete.

Our Course Experts will help you make a realistic decision that will make you a successful student

When you would like to studyWe are a distance learning college. This means you can start any time of the year. However, you can ask us to give you a call when you think you will be ready to study
Your payment method

Our Course Experts will find the perfect payment plan that will suit your pocket. This is unique to Matric College. We create payment plans that are unique to your needs. Here are your options:

  1. Advance cash payments
  2. Monthly Payments
  3. Split payment
  4. A payment plan that works to your needs

Step 3: Successfully Register

Once you have been successfully registered for a course, we will send your study material via courier. You can decide when you would like to study as we are a distance learning college.

NOTE: Our courier services are independent of the College. This means that the delivery time can be between 4 days to 2 weeks.

After you have been registered, our Course Experts will contact you to make sure you are heading in the right direction with your studies. Shortly after that, we will introduce you to our friendly support team and tutors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions that our students ask:

The main purpose of distance learning in South Africa is that it allows everyone to get the opportunity to further their studies. This includes

  • Students who have not completed Matric
    If you have not completed your Matric, you can complete our Adult Matric Course. Here are the entry requirements for this course:
    • Be 21 and older. You can apply at 19, but you must be 21 when you write the exam.
    • Have a Grade 9 Certificate or a Grade 9 Equivalent Certificate (ABET Level 4)
    • Understand, read and write in English or Afrikaans
    • Study through distance learning
  • Students who do not have the funds for university
    Generally, distance learning courses are way cheaper than universities because the courses are quicker to complete. Students also do not have to spend money on:
    • Accommodation
    • New clothes
    • Study material
    • Transport
  • Students, that live far away from universities and colleges
    This is a common occurrence in South Africa. Many students live in areas that are far away from universities and colleges. With distance learning, you can study from anywhere.

This depends on the type of learner you are. Each student has their own learning techniques that work for them. Here are some things you can look at when you consider studying:

Classroom LearningOnline Learning
Attend scheduled physical classes.Attend scheduled online classes or no classes at all. Only submit assignments through online platforms.
Strict time schedules and rules: Write the exams when indicated.Flexibility: Study when you want to write the exams.
Can only study at the college/university itself.Study from anywhere.
Studies cost more than double for physical colleges/universities than distance learning.Affordable learning because courses are quicker to complete.

The five main types of learning are as follows:

  1. Auditory Learning
  2. Kinesthetic Learning
  3. Reading and writing learning
  4. Visual Learning

Auditory Learning

If you learn best when listening to someone, then this is the type of learning that would work best for you. These students prefer listening to visuals or even reading through work. They tend to learn better through debating and discussions online rather than a visual image or words on a page.

Kinaesthetic Learning

If you are a kinaesthetic learner, you generally like learning through physical activities. These types of learning mostly cannot sit in one position for long periods of time. Kinaesthetic learners do best when they can participate in solving problems in a hands-on manner. For example, being physically engaged, such as squeezing a ball while studying or doing craftwork. 

Reading And Writing Learning

These types of learners are most comfortable with any written work. They enjoy studying by  reading through work and rephrasing and even simplifying it. These types of learners enjoy reading through textbooks and study guides.

Visual Learning

This type of learning focuses on how students can visualise ideas and relationships. This type of learning can be maps, diagrams, charts and even essays that work well for visual learners. These types of learners learn well when teachers, tutors and lecturers explain through illustrations. When visual learners study, they use colourful cue cards and highlighters etc. They also study through means of real-life examples.

With Matric College! We provide all our courses through distance/online learning. Additionally, we offer a special payment structure that students can afford. These courses include the following:

At Matric College, we have different options for students who have no Matric. If a student is interested in completing their Matric with us, they are only required to have a Grade 9 or equivalent qualification. 

However, we do provide alternative qualifications that are equivalent to Matric and act as bridging courses to our ICB courses. For students who prefer courses with shorter durations, we have a list of great short courses that can take a few months up to a year.

Author: Lynnzelle Adams & Kamogelo Mkonto
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Updated: March 7, 2024

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