Adult Matric

If you did not have the opportunity to finish your matric, you can still do so through an Adult Matric course. 

Adult Matric: Registration Requirements

You need to meet the following requirements if you want to register for an Adult Matric course:

  • Your matric result must be incomplete
  • You need to have a grade 9 (or an equivalent) certificate
  • You need to be at least 21 years old when your exams take place

You can start Adult Matric before you turn 21, at the age of 19, but you cannot write your examinations if you are not at least 21 at the time of the exams.( This rule also applies to Matric Upgrading and Matric Rewrite)

An Adult Matric Certificate Compared To A Traditional Matric Certificate

The certificate you will receive after completing your Adult Matric course is NQF level 4 just the same as a Standard Matric Certificate. Since both awards are given by Umalusi, they are identical in all aspects. 

One of the many benefits of studying Adult Matric through Distance Learning is that you will be able to set your own study schedule, this is especially important for adult students who need to work and study at the same time.

Once you have completed your matric you could go on to study an accredited  Business Management Course or Marketing Management Course. An accredited Qualification in Business Management would make you more employable compared to others in this field.

Matric College is a distance learning college that offers a wide range of matric course options that you can study from the comfort of your own home. They also offer valuable information for anyone who would like to learn more about matric and the different options that are available, such as the difference between Senior Certificates, National Senior Certificates, Amended Senior Certificates and even Adult Matric by Distance Learning.

Adult Matric Course Contents

The content covered during the Adult Matric course includes work from the Further Education and Training phase as done in high school. This includes grade 10 to 12 material. 

Course Duration

As this matric course covers three years of study material, you can complete it over 36 months or you can choose to finish the course in 12 to 24 months if you feel comfortable with completing it in a shorter period.

Subjects Of The Adult Matric Course

You can choose from a wide variety of Adult Matric subjects, even if you have previously chosen subjects while you were still in school. You can tailor your subject choice to fit the career path you are working towards.

Adult Matric Studies

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning provides their students with the option of completing Adult Matric. The institution helps to guide their students in choosing the right subjects and ensures that they are given support throughout their online studies. Bellview also offers a Matric Upgrade option as well as Matric Rewrite

Accreditation For Bellview

Here are the institute’s accreditation details:

  • SAQA ID number: 49647
  • Programme type: National Qualification
  • Award type: Senior Certificate
  • Qualification title: National Senior Certificate
  • Qualification type: FET (Further Education and Training) Certificate
  • Originator: Generic
  • Course Credits: 130
  • Award type: Senior Certificate

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) offers the Amended Senior Certificate (Adult Matric). There are no accreditation processes for the Adult Matric course.

When you have written your matric exam paper, it will be sent to the DBE to be marked. The certificate is then accredited by Umalusi.

From August 2016 to February 2020, TVET and FET Private Colleges were required to register with the Department of Higher Education.

The Government Gazette of 7 February 2020 stated by the Director-General of Higher Education, Mr. Qonde. This statement revoked the aforementioned requirement, mentioning that private colleges no longer need to apply for registration with the DHET as the accreditation process no longer exists.

The accreditation previously awarded by the DHET remains valid for the colleges that have acquired this up until its expiry date. This accreditation usually expires within three to five years after it has been awarded. The accreditation can no longer be renewed.

The accreditation process now requires private colleges to get accredited by the QCTO. After successful accreditation, these colleges can apply for a DHET Examination Number as issued by their Exams Division.

Colleges receive their DHET exam number bypassing the DHET Exams Division registration requirements. They will also need a site visit from the DHET. After successful completion of the aforementioned, the private college will receive its exam number and be officially accredited.

Once you have completed your matric and are now in possession of your Senior Certificate(Amended Senior Certificate), you can also have a look at the range of accredited courses Bellview has to offer so you can further your studies.

Bellview’s Range Of Adult Matric Subjects

If you choose to study Adult Matric through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will have a wide range of subjects to choose from.

Adult Matric offered at Bellview provides students the opportunity to complete their courses and achieve their certificates through distance learning, allowing them to complete their studies from the comfort of their home and according to a schedule that best suits them.

Adult Matric: Compulsory Subjects

You must choose a Home Language option, First Additional Language option, and a Maths option for your Adult Matric course. Bellview has the following compulsory subject options:

Adult Matric: Additional Subjects

Along with the compulsory subjects, you must choose three or four of the following elective subjects:

Other Options

You can have a look at a Matric Upgrade or Matric Rewrite if you have already written matric. You can have a look at these options to see which second chance opportunity would suit you best.

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: November 23, 2021

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