Where Can I Study Without Matric?

Matric College allows students without a Matric to study. Study our Matric courses and gain a Matric Certificate or other courses that do not require Matric.

If you do not have Matric, you can further your studies through a college. There are various colleges where you can study if you do not have Matric. One of these colleges is Matric College. We are a distance learning institution that offers courses you can study with or without Matric.

What Are The Benefits of Distance Learning With Matric College?

We believe in the benefits that come with distance learning for students. They make the journey towards gaining a matric certificate smoother and inspire confidence in the student, not only to focus on getting their certificates but to also study and understand the work that will open the doors to success. Here are the benefits of studying through distance learning with Matric College:

  • Flexibility
  • Assistance and support
  • Affordability 
  • Accessibility
  • Study materials


Known for our flexibility, we allow students to study whenever they are free to do so. Whether it is at night or in the morning, we understand that most people have responsibilities they need to focus on. So we make sure students with a lot on their plate chase their goals while handling their business and prospering at the same time.

Assistance And Support

We include tutor support with all our courses. This is because we understand that some studies might need a helping hand for you to figure out the work. So our tutors are available to help with anything you might miss or need a further explanation with, saving you time on being stuck.


Distance learning with Matric College is cheaper compared to traditional education. This is because most of the studying is conducted from home, or anywhere you feel productive. So this means that you can save on transportation, accommodation or any unnecessary expenses.

Study Materials

All our courses include comprehensive study materials for all your subjects. We also deliver your study material to you, allowing you to save on shipping and transportation fees. These materials are what will set your journey on course and with our tutors there to guide and assist you, you will find the confidence to reach your Matric success with us.


Through distance learning, we cater to and support the journeys of many students around South Africa. This is to ensure that anyone from any background can learn the knowledge and skills to change their future for the better. A matric certificate can open the gateway to success, and each student understands that, so we believe that together we can reach that goal.

What Can I Study Without Matric?

There are many courses you can study without Matric. These courses are available at Matric College. Below is a list of courses you can study: 

Adult Matric Course

The Adult Matric Course is a chance for adults who do not have Matric, to study for it. You can study the Adult Matric Course if you have a Grade 9 or Grade 9 Equivalent Qualification. This is a Matric Course that awards you with a Matric Certificate when you complete it.

Rewrite Matric Course

You can study the Rewrite Matric Course if you studied Matric but did not pass. You will be able to prepare for the exams with our assistance. We will provide you with study material, grade 12 past exam papers and memorandums and our tutors are available. You will have a higher chance to pass this course.

ICB Courses

You can study our ICB Courses if you have a Grade 10 or Grade 10 Equivalent Qualification. These courses are good if you want to open a business or work for a business. You obtain knowledge and skills that are in demand in South Africa. This raises your chances of getting employed. 

These are the ICB Courses you can study: 

Short Courses

You can study our Short Courses if you are 16 years or older. We do not require any specific qualifications. You should only be able to read, write and understand English. We are distance learning, which means you study from home. 

Can You Get A Degree Without Matric?

No, you cannot study a Degree course at university if you do not have a Matric Certificate with a Bachelor’s Degree Pass. You can only study for a Degree course if you passed Matric with a Bachelor’s Degree Pass. You would also have to meet other requirements that the university sets to study.

Can I Do Level 4 Without Matric?

Yes, you can study for courses that are at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 4 without Matric. These courses are known as the Matric Equivalent Certificates. They are on the same NQF Level as a Matric Certificate. You can use a Matric Equivalent Certificate to study further or open a business. 

These are the Matric Equivalent Courses we offer: 

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

To study the ICB Bookkeeping FET Certificate, you must first study the ICB Bookkeeping National Certificate. These are the requirements you must meet to study the ICB Bookkeeping National Certificate

  • Grade 10 or Grade 10 Equivalent Certificate 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English 
  • Be able to study through distance learning

When you finish studying the ICB Bookkeeping National Certificate, you will be awarded a qualification that is equivalent to a Grade 11 Qualification. You can then use the Grade 11 Qualification to study the ICB Bookkeeping FET Certificate. 

When you have completed the ICB Bookkeeping FET Certificate, you will be awarded a Matric Equivalent Certificate. This qualification is at NQF Level 4. 

Please note that even if you have a Grade 11 Qualification, you cannot just study the ICB Bookkeeping FET Certificate. You must first study the ICB Bookkeeping National Certificate. The courses build on each other. Study from the first course to understand the next.

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

To study the Small Business Financial Management ICB: National Certificate, it is necessary to meet the following requirements:

  • Grade 11 OR complete our ICB Bridging Course (Junior Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate)
  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Be comfortable studying through distance learning
  • Understand, read and write in English

When you have finished studying the Small Business Financial Management ICB: National Certificate, you will be awarded a Matric Equivalent Certificate.

Can I Complete My Matric Online?

Yes, you can finish your Matric online, through Matric College. This is because we are a distance learning institution. Distance learning and online learning are the same things. When you study through distance learning, you study from home, and you make use of online tools such as: 

These are the Matric Courses you can study through Matric College: 

Can I Do Matric At Age 21?

Yes, you can do Matric at the age of 21. You can do this at Matric College. You can study the Adult Matric Course if you are 21 or older. You will be awarded a Matric Certificate when you complete the course. Here are the requirements you must meet to enrol for the Adult Matric Course:

  • 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 can study via distance learning

Can I Become A Grade R Teacher Without Matric?

No, you can not become a Teacher without a Matric Qualification. This is because you need a Matric Certificate with a Bachelor’s Degree Pass to study for a Teaching Degree at university. Your acceptance depends on whether you meet the requirements set by the university. 

If you have a passion for working with Children but do not have a Matric, you can study for our Matric Courses and gain a Matric Certificate. You will then use this to study at university. If you do not want to complete your Matric, you can study our Child Care Short Courses. These courses will equip you with skills that are good for employment and opening a business. You will be awarded a Certificate Qualification in Child Care. 

You can use your Child Care Qualification to work as the following: 

  • Au Pair 
  • Crèche Manager 
  • Crèche Administrator 
  • Grade R Assistant Teacher 
  • Nanny 

Why Study At Matric College

  • Study from anywhere in the world 
  • Cut travelling costs 
  • Study safely from infections and viruses
  • Receive assistance from our tutors when you need it 
  • Study courses that are accredited 
  • Be awarded qualification that are recognised in the workplace 

People Also Ask

Yes, our Second Chance Matric courses allow you to rewrite your matric exams if you are under 21 or upgrade your subjects and add new ones if you are an adult.

NATED courses have different qualifications you can study and to qualify, the main requirement is a matric certificate. So whether you graduate matric at 17 or 27 as an adult, you can study for the qualification you want.

If you have a grade 9 certificate, you can do the Adult Matric course with Matric College. This course is for anyone who is 21 and over and wants to work towards receiving their matric certificate. 

It takes 1–3 years to complete, and this is because the study material you will receive from us covers the curriculum of grades 10, 11 and 12, allowing you to study and learn all the information they will need to pass their matric exams.

Yes, there are different ways you can find success without a matric certificate, even if your first attempt had results with limited opportunities. With Matric College, you have the option to study many different courses that will allow you to:

  • Gain your matric certificate with better marks
  • Learn entry-level skills for your career choice

Author: Mulisa Nethononda 
Editor : Sive Ncanywa
Date : July 01 , 2022