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Courses you can study without matric

We are partnered with a few colleges and have a variety of courses that you can study without Matric. The days of needing a Matric Certificate for you to be successful have passed. There are many opportunities for you to further your studies with us.

The list below includes all the courses available for you:

List Of What Courses You Can Study And Where:

Skills Academy

Matric College

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

ICB Courses

An ICB Course is a business course. An ICB Course will help equip you with practical skills and knowledge in financial accounting, income tax, bookkeeping, financial management, corporate strategy, reporting standards, research and management accounting. 

Are ICB Qualifications Recognised?

Yes, ICB Qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and nationally. Here is a list of the internationally recognised professional bodies:

  • International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)

What Is An ICB Qualification?

An ICB Qualification is awarded to a student once they have completed an ICB Programme or Course. ICB Qualifications could be any of the following:

ICB Qualification 

NQF Level


ICB National Diploma 

NQF Level 5 or NQF Level 6 

251 – 360 credits

ICB Higher Certificate 

NQF Level 5

120 – 240 credits 

ICB Further Education and Training Certificate

NQF Level 4 

130 credits

ICB National Certificate 

NQF Level 3 or NQF Level 4

120 – 130 credits

The Benefits Of Doing An ICB Course

Your options are endless, once you have obtained an ICB Qualification. Each qualification opens up doors to different career opportunities. When furthering your studies, your chances of getting employment increases, and you will earn more money as well. 

Here is a list of only the main things you can do with your ICB Qualification: 

  • Job seeking for entry-level employment 
  • Learnerships
  • Part-time jobs
  • Internships 
  • As an example, if you have completed an Office Administration: ICB National Diploma, the following jobs such as; Administrative Assistant Manager and Office Assistant Manager becomes available for you


  • Furthering your studies
  • As an example; if you have obtained an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate, you can then proceed to complete the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate and then go on to complete the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma


  • You could further your studies by completing another ICB Programme
  • As an example, if you have achieved the entire Office Administration: ICB Programme, you can proceed to complete another ICB Programme, such as the Business Management: ICB Programme.

Keep in mind that if you have completed an entire ICB Programme and proceed to complete another ICB Programme, you will not experience a repeat of the same subjects. 

How We Will Assess You With The ICB Course:

We will assess you through the Portfolio of Evidence and the final exam. The Portfolio of Evidence includes the following:

  • Answer Books 
  • Administrative Guide 
  • Assignments 
  • Open-book Tests

For each open-book test and assignment, you are required to achieve 50% to qualify for the final exam. These are the two ways you can write your final exam:

  1. Paper-based exam
  2. Online Exam 

You are required to achieve 60% in total, to pass the subject. This means you will receive a Portfolio of Evidence for each subject that you have. 

Adult Matric

Adult Matric is a course offered for people who are 21 years old and older, who wish to obtain a Matric Certificate, which could be used to further your studies as well. The Adult Matric course will educate you on getting ready to further your studies. Once you have completed the course, you will be awarded the Senior Certificate (Amended). This certificate can be used when seeking employment or when wanting to further your studies at a tertiary institution. 

It is mandatory that you meet the following requirements to study the Adult Matric course:

  • You must have passed Grade 9 and have proof; such as a report OR
  • You should have completed a Grade 9 Equivalent course, such as an ABET Level 4 Certificate that includes two official languages 
  • You should be able to cope with studying via distance learning
  • You can apply at the age of 19 and start studying in the meanwhile
  • You are 21 years of age or older when you write your final exams
  • You should have the ability to read, write and understand English

Is Adult Matric And Normal Matric The Same?

Yes. There is no significant difference between Adult Matric and Traditional Matric. The only difference between the two is that Adult Matric is studied through a college, by someone who is 21 years of age and older. 

Traditional Matric, on the other hand, is studied in high school by a student that is under the age of 21. Whether you study any one of these courses, you will obtain the exact same qualification. When you have completed your Adult Matric with us, you will receive a Matric Certificate from Umalusi.

The terms will change from Adult Matric Certificate to Senior Certificate (Amended). The Traditional Matric Certificate is also known as the National Senior Certificate, but these certificates remain the same.

How To Apply For Adult Matric At Matric College

There are many ways in which you could apply for the Adult Matric course. This list explains how you could apply with us for the Adult Matric course:

  • Register Online
  • After registering online, you can request a callback
  • You have the option of sending us a text on our WhatsApp number: 072 799 4195
  • You can contact us through our landline at: 012 762 7100
  • You could contact one of our course experts and register for the Adult Matric course
  • Once you have been successfully registered, your study material will be sent to you via courier
  • The delivery process takes about five to seven days
  • Once you receive the study material, you can start studying as a student

How Long Does The Adult Matric Course Take?

The Adult Matric Course takes at least one to three years. You as a student can study at your own pace. The Adult Matric Course consists of six subjects. Students can divide the subjects as follows:

  • From the six subjects, study three for two years each
  • From the six subjects, study two subjects for three years each
  • Or complete all six subjects in one year

Do Your Adult Matric Online

You can do your Adult Matric online through distance learning offered at any of our partnered colleges; Matric College, Skills Academy and Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. As part of our distance learning routine, we offer online learning tools. 

Online resources can be used from any location that you are studying from. These online resources include:

  • WhatsApp groups
  • Emails
  • Tutors contact forms 
  • Past papers

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can Short Courses Get You A Job, Without Matric?

Yes. Short courses can get you a job as it equips you with practical and theoretical skills, which prepares you for a workplace.

Which Jobs Can I Get Without Matric?

  • Call Centre Agent
  • Estate Agent
  • In-store Sales Assistance
  • Sales Representative
  • Field sales Agent
  • Sales Assistant

Author: Arusha Fisher
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: July 18, 2022

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