FET College


Further Education and Training

FET colleges are vocational or occupational by nature, meaning that the student receives education and training for a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities. The courses offered by FET colleges are job-specific and can assist you in getting the practical training you need to enter the job market successfully.

This website will provide you with the information on what FET Colleges aim to do, and where you can study these courses.

Invest in your future – make sure that you enter a field with many job opportunities, and take advantage of the current skills shortage.

Getting the right education is extremely important in order to start the career of your dreams. Matric College is here to help you take the first step to a better tomorrow.

Many people who do not complete their Matric believe that there is no other way to get their certificate. That’s not the case, you can study Online Matric Courses, like Adult Matric,  Adult Matric is commonly referred to as Senior Certificate (Amended).

If you wrote your Matric in 2008 or after and you want to improve your results or take on new subjects, a Matric Upgrade gives you the chance to do so. You will receive a National Senior Certificate after completing this course. Here is what you can do with our Matric Upgrade programme:

  • Add new subjects to your Matric Certificate
  • Aim for a higher pass level
  • Go from a Fail to a Pass
  • Change your subjects 
  • Improve your current marks 

This is why we want to show as many people as we can that there is still hope.  Matric College is a distance learning institution that offers distance learning, meaning you would study from home. Matric College offers various accredited courses to choose from. Interested in studying ICB Courses? Look no further and study via distance learning through Matric College. 

Further your Studies and Prevent Unemployment

In a recent newspaper article, they stated that the amount of qualified, jobless youth in South Africa is double the amount of job opportunities available.

According to the article, there are about 600,000 qualified and trained people with only 300,000 jobs available to them. The problem is that the qualified youth are not trained or qualified for the job opportunities available.

For instance – there is a shortage of people in the welding industry, but the youth who have degrees and other qualifications cannot weld! This was evident during the stadium constructions for the FIFA World Cup, where approximately 3000 welders had to be employed from overseas!

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Where can I Study at a FET College?

When searching for an FET College, make sure that the college are in fact registered with the Department of Higher Education.  A registered college has the right to offer vocational and occupational courses.

There are many FET Learning institutions where you can study in South Africa. When choosing a school, make sure you favour the learning style they practice. For instance – Do you want attend classes at a campus or do you prefer distance learning education training (home schooling).

Career Paths – How to choose a career

There are many aspects you need to consider when choosing a career path. Know your options and find out what each one can offer you. Also ask yourself what it is you can do, and really want to do. Know your strengths and your weaknesses.

Think you will need prior skills to enrol with Skills Academy? Think again! For the Diploma and ICB Courses, you will need a minimum matric to enrol. The rest can be learnt with the courses offered. The programme provider courses only require a minimum of grade 10. With all these amazing benefits and courses offered, Skills Academy will enable you with all the tools needed to excel in your career.

Before enrolling in a course, you need to know which career path you would like to follow. Consider all your skills before choosing a career, as you wouldn’t want to feel like you are incapable of fulfilling your duties. You need to know what you are good at, so that you are able to showcase your abilities. This means accessing your weaknesses and improving on your strengths. It is also important to choose a career you are passionate about. It wouldn’t help enrolling in a tourism course to study to become a travel agent, when you want to become an accountant. Once you know what career you want, then you are able to enrol in a course suited to that career. We offer a range of courses suited to careers in: 

Each of the careers listed above is perfectly suited to the courses offered at Skills Academy. They are set up with the intention of giving you the necessary abilities to complete your tasks.

Apply at a College

Now that you have made the decision to further your studies and at which college you are going to do it,  you can proceed to the college application process.

The college application process comprises of the application forms and application fees. Each college have a different procedure that they follow when student apply for a course of study. Make sure you understand your application forms and what you are signing for. This is probably the most important thing you can do when it comes to your college submission.

Skills Academy offers distance learning courses that will teach you the basic skills needed to be successful in any career you choose. The wide variety of courses offered can be applied to an array of fields and industries. Skills Academy offers accredited courses, which are nationally recognised. This means you stand a better chance of becoming employed. Through distance learning, you can also work while studying, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience.

Reputable Learning Institutions

When enrolling for a course, make sure the teaching institute you are about to study at, are in fact a reputable learning institution. Many students fall in the trap of paying a large sum of money for a course that has no value in the job market.

Make sure that you study at a college that offers quality professional courses that will carry weight once you apply for a job one day. The better your qualification the greater your chance of getting a good job or a career advancement in your future.

You can also study a Diploma Course at a reputable learning institution to further your studies

Last Updated: February 16, 2024 

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