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.

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

Academy Training Group
We have over 23 years of reputable experience in the Education and Training industry! Academy Training Group is registered with Department of Higher Education (DHET) with registration nr 2010/FE07/045. Our objective is to provide practical training and knowledge for a professional level of competency.  Full-time lecturers at Academy Training Group are well qualified and hold relevant qualifications. Part-time lecturers assist Academy Training Group as required. ATG’s bespoken training courses are designed to deliver maximum benefits in the key areas of today’s business world. We are motivated by the continuity of our relationships with our school leaver students and corporate clients. We are also well known for providing on-site development programmes and coaching for line managers.

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.

Alusani Skills & Training Network
Covering a wide variety of specialised subjects, from finance to construction law, leadership to industrial maintenance, Alusani Skills and Training Network can deliver on any trainnig need you have through public course participation or onsite training solutions.

Business skills course
The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes you need to take your business to the next level.

Entrepreneurship Skills Course
Give yourself the skills to build your future business. Enrol in this entrepreneurship learnership today and receive an NQF2 or NQF4 accreditation. Have you always wanted to start and run your own business? Complete this year long, fully online course for just R2500 per month. Receive a R10 000 business funding grant upon completion of the course. Click here to complete the form  to start your enrolment. Flexible funding options available. Starts February 2023.

Eskilz College
(Please note that on the 23rd September 2022, this site was temporarily unavailable). Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Everyone has the right to an education and when we change the life of one individual they have the power to have an impact on others’ lives. Our vision is to provide quality education across a broad spectrum of sectors with the aim of strengthening the South African economy. Eskilz College offers a wide variety of different courses.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
You want to know that the time and resources you’ve invested in your studies are going to result in a qualification that’s reputable and recognised. All of the ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – giving you peace of mind. You do not necessarily have to be in possession of a matric certificate to obtain an NQF level 4 qualification in finances. The ICB offers several programmes that lead to professional qualifications including the following programmes: Financial accounting, public sector accounting, business management, entrepreneuship and office administration. Study is offered in classes or as distance learning.


Alternatively, you may want to improve your skills or learn a new skill while at the same time, gaining experience. Check out Yes4youth.co.za. YES is a collaborative economic enabler led by business with government and labour for youth.

Without experience, youth cannot get a job. Without a job, youth can’t get experience.

The YES 12 month quality work experience gives unemployed youth a dignified first chance at work which equips them with a toolkit to be a beacon of hope for their families, households and communities

Intelligent Africa
Intelligent Africa develops, markets and manages training programs and conferences to both the private and public sector throughout Africa and South Africa.

Job readiness programme
Fisantekraal Centre for Development is a non-profit organisation that restores dignity and builds self esteem and self confidence in unemployed people through various skills development courses. The Job readiness programme includes an introduction to computers, using MS Word, the internet and email enabling you to search and apply for jobs online. Improve your chances of finding the right job.

Skills training and job creation in Khayelitsha and Hermanus.

MB Administration and Training Services
Many people working, running their own businesses but still have the purpose to finish schooling. Great learning will make a person succeed in life. This option is GREAT because YOU can study from home: anytime you want to and make progress with your own speed from the comfort of your home. You don’t need to drive here every day, we will bring your studies to you! Your materials fees are covered in your Library fees, we will send the materials for you. You will have YOUR OWN assigned Online Educator who will be available to assist you with any questions, queries or ANY directions you need in a daily and weekly basis and to make sure your progress is steady. Once you have completed your work you will send it to us so we can check and mark your work with no extra costs.

Office Basics
The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for an entry level office assistant,  receptionist or call centre agent.

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.

Siyazenzela Programme
Siyazenzela (meaning “We are doing it for ourselves”), is a four-week short term basic employability and wellness course, which aims to see young people from previously disadvantaged communities gain job preparedness skills whilst also developing personal insight and understanding of themselves. The overriding objective of the Siyazenzela courses is to see young people progress from unemployment to employment by providing them with skills and vocational education opportunities leading to new pathways i.e. paid employment, post-secondary education or entrepreneurship opportunities.
Contact: Nicky Daniels (Coordinator: Youth Development Programme), nicky@wfa.africa

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!