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Next Step if You Passed Matric-2019/2020 Matric Review

Next Step if You Passed Matric-2019/2020 Matric Review

Youā€™re at a point in your life where you need to make big decisions and start a new chapter in your life if and only if you have Passed Matric.Ā there are many options out there for matriculants. Once again, what you eventually do decide to do also depends on what level you passed your matric with.

Passed with a Bachelorā€™s Certificate Pass?

With this qualification you can study anywhere you want to. Although, this is also dependent on what your marks look like. With a Bachelorā€™s Certificate Pass you canĀ apply at a university,Ā a college or go straight into a job. In the end it is all up to what you want to study and what you can afford. The one thing to keep in mind when applying to an institution is that each institutionĀ has minimum mark requirements and you must achieve these marks to be accepted into the institution.

Passed with a Diploma Pass?

If you passed with a diploma pass, you canĀ go to any college to get a diploma certificate or to a university which offers diplomas.Ā Some universities, likeĀ Cape Peninsula University of Technology, offer diploma courses with an optional year to get a degree if you achieved well academically with your diploma certificate.

Passed with a Higher Certificate Pass?

The Higher Certificate Pass is slightly trickier. With this pass you can only study at colleges that offer higher certificate courses. There may be ways to get higher qualifications once you have completed those, but that is circumstantial and you would have to contact an advisor at your college to help you figure out a plan to get a higher qualification, if that is your goal.

Other Options

If you want to go straight into doing a degree but you didnā€™t achieve a Bachelorā€™s Certificate Pass ā€“ thereā€™s still hope! You canĀ do a bridging course through a public or private school, as well as tertiary institutions. This will allow you to improve your marks and will replace the marks you were not happy with.

Other options are toĀ find a jobĀ orĀ do a gap yearĀ if you are indecisive about your future. A gap year can be a great experience and learning curve if you choose to do it. Yet the down sides of a gap year is the expense. Nonetheless, either way, if you go straight into a job or take a gap year, you can still figure out what you want to become, gain skills, figure out what you donā€™t like and what would be a good choice for your future from a practical and theoretical experience.



There are many different colleges that offer, professional courses, for those who have and have not completed matric. These courses range from long degree programs to short skills courses. The following colleges professional colleges that you can study from anywhere in South Africa.


Skills Academy:

Beauty Courses
Business Studies
Child Day Care Courses
Creative Courses
ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses
Events Management Courses
Project Management Courses
Hospitality and Tourism Courses
Business Management Courses
Investigation Studies
Interior Decor Studies
Computer Courses
Secretarial Courses
ICB Office Administration Courses
Sports Studies
ICB Business Management Courses
Wedding Planning Courses
ICB Entrepreneurship Courses
Writing Studies
ICB Courses
Bookkeeping Courses
Photography Courses

TWP Academy:

Accounting Programme
Office Admin Programme
Public Sector Programme
Entrepreneurship Programme
Business Management Programme

The Learning Group:

Beauty Therapy
Interior Decorating and Design
Writing School
Digital Photography
ICB Courses
Wedding Planning


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