Learning a skill could be another way to get over not having a matric. There are a number of Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges that offer skills training in many fields such as computers, administration, carpentry and beauty to name a few that don’t require you to already have a matric qualification.

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The internet has a wealth of organisations that offer quality courses some of which are free of charge and a number of them do not require matric to take part! Some of these are listed below:

There are also many other organisations that  offer skills training worth considering and won’t require you to have a matric certificate. Some of these are listed below:

Africa Skills TVET College
Mission: Changing people’s lives through training and skills development. Equip the student with skills and knowledge. Empower the student to apply the new competencies in the workplace and to achieve their own life’s purpose. Excel in life and the workplace and add value to their communities. They offer artisan training, apprenticeship, Recognition of Prior Learning and funding options.

Siyaloba Training Academy
Siyaloba Training Academy provides an ‘open-access’ learning and assessment system. Learners are enrolled in programmes after either a client line manager or the candidate initiates a request him/herself. If the request is consistent with the Skills Plan and/or the individual’s development plan and/or service contract, the learner is enrolled on the programme.

 Trentstone College
Trentstone College offers distance learning, career-based courses covering a wide cross-spectrum of subjects, to correspondence students nationwide. All courses are hand delivered to your doorstep with NO MATRIC needed as an entry requirement for any of our courses!

Skills training and job creation in Khayelitsha and Hermanus

Oxbridge Academy
At Oxbridge Academy, you can:

  • Study at an accredited college
  • Choose from a wide range of courses (including fully accredited national qualifications).
  • Further your studies even if you don’t have Matric
  • Enrol at any time of the year.
  • Study from home.
  • Receive academic support from a qualified tutor.
  • Pay for your course upfront or in affordable monthly instalments.

Umzi Wethu Siyazenzela Programme
The Umzi Wethu Siyazenzela Programme aims to equip job seekers with the skills required to find work and to become valuable employees. In order to broaden the impact of the Wilderness Foundation’s social intervention programme and to specifically address poverty and youth employment, the Wilderness Foundation has developed a new intervention which builds on the strength of the Umzi Wethu brand. The programme will benefit  up to 300 job seekers per year. The Umzi Wethu Siyazenzela Programme combines an established job readiness training programme (Work 4A Living) together with a comprehensive life skills programme.  The life skills aspect of the programme takes a holistic approach to student wellness with a focus on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health, as well as environmental awareness. The environmental aspect is facilitated through “green workshops” and links with other experiential education projects within the Wilderness Foundation.