If you want to complete your Adult Matric (Amended Senior Certificate) then doing so by using Distance Learning is the best choice you can make. 

Available Adult Matric Distance Learning Courses

Studying using Distance Learning provides you with the unique ability to work full-time as well as study full-time.

As a means of studying, distance learning allows students to study from the comfort of their own homes. Distance learning goes by many names, including, homeschooling, online learning, or correspondence learning. 

Studying via distance learning has grown in popularity over the past few years, but only gained massive popularity after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This global pandemic showed that distance learning is quickly becoming the best way to further your education after leaving high school.

To fill this fast-growing gap in educational institutions, not just in South Africa but also worldwide, Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers a wide range of accredited and recognised qualifications via distance learning.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning proudly offers you the opportunity to study towards your Adult Matric (Amended Senior Certificate) using distance learning. Here are just some of the benefits of completing your Adult Matric with Bellview:

  • You can complete your entire Adult Matric course using distance learning
  • You can apply at the age of 19 already
  • You can however only write the needed exams once you turn 21
  • We offer you many online tools, including past exam papers, and both teachers & student guides
  • Our expert tutors are available to help you whenever you need it
  • After registering with Bellview, you have full access to our WhatsApp and Facebook study groups

What Exactly Is Distance Learning?

To explain exactly what Distance Learning is, it is important to know the following:

  • With Distance Learning, you will not have any face-to-face interaction with tutors and lecturers as there is no physical traditional classroom education needed for distance learning
  • Using distance learning, you can study no matter where you are, as all of your study material, past exam papers, teachers & students guides, and many other online tools are available to you at all times
  • With distance learning, once you have received all of your study materials and course work you can immediately begin to complete assignments and submit them

What Are Distance Learning Courses?

Any course that you can complete from your own home, which involves no classroom education qualifies as a distance learning course. Not every post-matric course is a distance learning course, but those that are, are practical, skills-driven, and aimed to help people improve their lives.

Are Distance Learning Courses Any Good?

Distance learning courses are an excellent way to further your studies. Distance learning courses give you the exact same qualification that you would get and achieve if you were to do one of these courses using contact learning.For example, offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, our Adult Matric Programme, is done by using distance learning. This programme awards students the same Certificate that students who study via contact-learning get.

What Value Does Distance Learning Have?

Distance learning has increased tremendously in value over the last few years, for many reasons. It is quickly becoming a very cost-effective method of learning compared to other physical education institutions.

By using distance learning, students have the opportunity to become employed to meet their financial obligations whilst they use distance learning to further their education. You have immense freedom to manage both your professional and personal life by choosing distance learning.

Are Distance Learning Courses Recognised?

Yes, they are both accredited and recognised. Able to study your Adult Matric course with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you can then register with the Department of Basic Education. After this, you will be able to write your final Adult Matric exams, and once you pass you will be awarded your Amended Senior Certificate by Umalusi.

Are Distance Learning Certificates Valid?

Yes, they are completely valid. Both an Adult Matric/Amended Senior Certificate and the National Senior Certificate are awarded and issued by Umalusi. Both are recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) system as NQF Level 4. Both certificates are also compliant with SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority).

Keep in mind – The Amended Senior Certificate course offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning does not have to be specifically accredited. The reason for this is that you work through and study all of your course work via distance learning, and when you write your exams you register with the DBE to do so. After passing these exams, you will be awarded your Amended Senior Certificate.

What Are The Different Types Of Distance Learning?

There are six generally accepted types of distance learning, these types are:

  • Asynchronous Distance Learning
  • Online Distance Learning
  • Paced Distance Learning
  • Self-Paced Distance Learning
  • Synchronous Distance Learning
  • Blended Distance Learning


Asynchronous Distance Learning

This type of distance learning takes place when students study and learn on their own. This means they do not interact with study groups or classes. Asynchronous distance learning has clear deadlines for assignments and tasks to be submitted. Asynchronous distance learning uses tools such as email, audio lessons, written content, and pre-recorded video lessons, to educate students.

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Online Distance Learning

Online distance learning is different in the way that there are no fixed dates on when to submit your tasks or assignments. The only requirement is that all of your assignments be submitted and completed before you complete the course. There is however a fixed duration of time to complete your course with the help of online support and tutors. In this format, education takes place via live lectures, online discussions, forums, and email.

Paced Distance Learning

Students who study via paced distance learning all are given the same time frame to complete their courses. Every student has the same due dates for assignments and assessments. In this context, the educational tools used are email correspondence, live lectures, and written content tools.

Self-Paced Distance Learning

Self-paced distance learning refers to distance learning where students can study at their own pace and in their own time. This means that each student will be able to complete their course in their own time, based on their ability, availability, and overall engagement with their studies.

Synchronous Distance Learning

When studying via synchronous distance learning both the student and their tutor interact with each other at the exact same time, although they are in different locations. Here the learning tools used are live lectures, group chats, and online discussion forums.

Blended Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning uses blended distance learning, using methods from all of the above-listed types of distance learning. Using the correspondence methods used in asynchronous learning we have perfected the art of email and written content. 

All of our course information is made available through email, and you submit your assignments using email.

All of our subject material and coursework are expertly written to ensure you have the best possible distance learning experience. With technological advancements, we now use platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp to combine student support with student engagement.

Using these platforms you can register easily and make your application process that much easier.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers a range of courses that have extremely flexible study times. Our courses are not fixed as we view self-paced distance learning to be the most beneficial way to study while you work. 

For example, available to you, our Adult Matric Programme can be completed in any amount of time from 1 year to 3 years, which is all dependent on how fast you go through your coursework. 

Another one of our prime examples of how we incorporate the different ways of distance learning, we take the online exam preparation as seen in synchronous distance learning. Our highly-skilled tutors interact with you, our students, via online tools.

These tools are available to you to provide you with the best possible exam preparation experience.

Can I Do Distance Learning?

The good news about distance learning is that everyone and anyone can study using distance learning. Studying via distance learning has made education much more accessible for all. Take a moment and ask yourself the following yes or no questions:

Does distance learning appeal to you?Yes/No
Can you be an accountable student and be dedicated to learning on your own?Yes/No
Do you have a smartphone or laptop?Yes/No
Do you live far from a University or College?Yes/No
Would you like to study while you work?Yes/No
Are you independent and enjoy working alone?Yes/No

If your answer to the majority of these questions was yes, then you can definitely be a success at distance learning.

Can I Complete My Matric Online?

Yes, you can!

At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, we provide you with a variety of online tools that will help you successfully complete your Matric as an Adult using distance learning. 

From starting your registration to preparing you for your exams, our range of online support methods, such as easy online registration, and WhatsApp and Facebook study groups will have you sailing through your Matric Course

Whenever you need assistance you can use all of our online tools to get the needed help in as little time as possible. Even though your registration for Adult Matric can be completed online and all of your preparation is done using digital or paperback coursework, your exams will be written at a physical examination center located across the country.

Distance Learning Colleges Where You Can Study An Adult Matric Course

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning makes studying easy. Believing that education should be something that every person can access, regardless of their situation or circumstances. 

With this motto, we offer the highest quality of education to help you get started at achieving your matric at the age of 21 or older.

At Bellview we stand beside you to take the needed steps towards achieving your dreams, for example:

  • You can study from the comfort of your own home
  • Every student is equally important and thus we offer individual help to all our students
  • Our staff are not only very skilled but they care deeply about your progress
  • We have multiple different ways that you can use to connect with us

The Ability To Study From Home

Our high-quality education is offered to you directly in the comfort of your own home. Bellview Institute of Distance Learning delivers all of your study material directly to your door. This means you have the advantage of studying from home and creating flexible study times. With us, you are also not bound to any physical classroom education.

We Offer Individual Help To All Our Students

Studying through Distance Learning, you will be studying alone, which means that there will be times when you will need help. Available to you are our team of skilled tutors, course experts, and other very caring staff members.

Because all our students are unique, we know that you have different concerns and we pride ourselves on the ability to provide you with unique help.

Our Caring Staff

All of our staff members are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. It is our passion to work with our students and motivate them every step of the way. 

Our motto is that it is never too late, and with this, we strive to create a caring environment. Our entire staff will help you to grow while empowering you to reach your full potential.

Multiple Ways To Connect With Us

Communication is one of the most important things when it comes to distance learning. We provide you with several ways to communicate and connect with us. Having channels that offer landline, mobile and social media communication, getting in touch with us is as easy as possible.

Making use of WhatsApp and Facebook we bring our students together using study groups. Our website offers callback services, you can request a callback from our course specialists, tutors, and even our principal.

How Does Distance Learning Work At Bellview?

We have designed an easy-to-use six-step guide to help get your distance learning career with us.

Six-Step Guide

Step One

Registering for your Adult Matric Programme with Bellview, can be done online and/or over the phone. Registering over the phone will require you to contact us on either our landline number or by sending us a WhatsApp message.

For online registration, complete our application form here. After completing this form, one of our course specialists will get in touch with you.

Step Two

After successfully completing our registration process, all of your course material will be couriered to you. This is done at no extra cost to you, as the study material cost is included in your fees.

Step Three

Your course material will help you to study your entire coursework from the start, thus ensuring that you are fully prepared to submit your assignments and write your exams.

Step Four

After submitting your assignments, you will receive in-depth and comprehensive feedback. If you feel you need additional tutoring, you can contact one of our tutors online on weekdays between 08:00 am and 17:00.

Step Five

Once you have access to our WhatsApp and Facebook study groups you can interact with other students and seek their advice or provide advice to other students.

Step Six

After registering with Bellview, we offer you our full assistance in registering for your Adult Matric exams with the Department of Basic Education.

Adult Matric With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

At Bellview, we offer our students the option to complete their Adult Matric Programme, if they are 21 years or older and wish to get their Amended Senior Certificate. We offer this programme in both English and Afrikaans.

After successful completion of your Adult Matric programme, you can apply to entry-level jobs or for admission to a Higher Educational College/University or Institution. All of this is dependent on the entry requirements of these institutes.

Adult Matric Course General Information

Course Name: Amended Senior Certificate
Programme Type: National Qualification
Award Type: Senior Certificate
Award Issued By: Umalusi
Accredited By: Umalusi
Course Duration: 12-24 months recommended
NQF Level: Level 04
SAQA ID Number: 49647

Entrance requirement:

  • A Grade 9 (Standard 7) school report, or
  • A Grade 9 equivalent, accredited programme, for example, the ABET programme – note that the programme must be at NQF Level 1, and it must include two official languages, or
  • An incomplete matric result, and
  • You need to be 21 years old when you write your exams during May and June.


Why Should I Get A Matric Certificate As An Adult?

When you have a Matric Certificate a lot of potential future opportunities become a reality. Having such a certificate opens many doors for you, and as already mentioned:

  • Applying for entry-level employment opportunities
  • Higher access to further study opportunities
  • The ability to apply for internship programs


Entry-Level Employment Chances

When you have a Matric Certificate, you can easily apply for a wide variety of entry-level jobs. Most, if not all entry-level career paths require you to have at least a Matric Certificate. 

This means that completing either your National Senior Certificate or Amended Senior Certificate is a great way to work yourself to success. Using distance learning is a great way to work and earn a living at the same time.

Furthering Your Studies

Once you have completed a Matric Certificate, you can apply to further your studies at any one of the many higher education institutions. Colleges, universities, and other institutions such as FET, TVET, and Private colleges. Getting your Matric will mean that you will meet at least the minimum admission requirement for most of these educational institutions.

Applying For Internships

An Internship is a skill-focused educational path that prepares students for the workplace. Certain internship programs require you to have a matric certificate or equivalent. Completing programs like this improves your overall knowledge as well as your physical CV.

What Are The 4 Types Of Higher Education Passes That You Can Achieve With An Adult Matric?

With a completed Adult Matric Certificate you can achieve the same types of passes that you could have achieved by getting a National Senior Certificate. These pass levels are:

  • A Bachelor’s Pass
  • A Diploma Pass
  • A Higher Certificate Pass
  • An Amended Senior Certificate Pass
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Entry Requirements For Our Adult Matric Programme

To apply for our Adult Matric, offered via distance learning, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You need to be 21 years of age or older when you sit to write your Adult Matric Exams. Note that you can already apply for your Adult Matric Programme at the age of 19.
  • You need to be able to read, write and understand either English or Afrikaans
  • You will need to have a Grade 9 certificate or report, or
  • A Grade 9 equivalent certificate (for example an ABET Certificate), which includes two official languages
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How To Apply/Register

Applying via Phone

As mentioned above in our Six Step guide, you can apply by contacting us via our landline or by sending us a WhatsApp message:

Landline Number: 

WhatsApp Number:

Applying Online

To apply online, visit our website to register in four easy steps:

  • Step One – Visit our website here
  • Step Two – Select ‘apply now
  • Step Three – Complete the registration form in full, select all relevant options, and then select ‘send’
  • Step Four – One of our course specialists will contact you to help complete your registration

What Does Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Provide You?

Choosing to study through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you are guaranteed the highest quality education and continued support. Here is a list of everything Bellview offers to you the student:

  • Your entire collection of study materials is included in your fees. All our study materials were designed with distance learning in mind to ensure that you get the most out of your studies
  • You gain access to our immersive library of courses and subject resources that will help you prepare for your exams
  • You will get access to our WhatsApp and Facebook study and support groups, where you can engage with your fellow students and tutors if you need help
  • Our academic support staff is available to you Monday – Friday, between 08:00, 17:00and 17:00 pm
  • You will be given in-depth feedback on all of your submitted assignments and our tutors are available should you need additional support
  • Our support team will keep in touch with you continuously throughout your course to keep you motivated
  • We provide you with a range of different study schedules that will help you stay on track
  • We help you to register for your exams
  • We assure you that you will be given enough preparation time to complete your Adult Matric Course and if your fees are paid in full and you need extra time, you will be granted enough time at no additional cost

What Does Bellview Require From Me?

Studying via distance learning means that there will be a few things we as an institution will require from your side. The most important thing is that you remain disciplined and dedicated to your studies. Other than that we require the following from you:

  • You need to create a study schedule
  • Completing all of your coursework
  • Ask for advice if you need it
  • Engage with your studies
  • Make full use of our examination preparation tools


Create And Use A Study Schedule

Bellview offers to help you in creating the perfect study schedule for you. You will need to commit to working according to this schedule. Doing so will ensure that you work through all of your coursework in portions. This makes sure that studying is done more efficiently.

Complete All Of Your Coursework

Your Adult Matric course has a certain number of assignments that you will be required to complete and submit. After submission, our team of skilled tutors will review your work and provide feedback to help you improve.

Ask For Advice

With all of the available resources at your fingertips, you are kindly requested to ask for advice on anything regarding your course. Asking either your tutor or fellow students is a great way to keep on track.

Engage With Your Studies

Taking the lead and actively engaging with your fellow students, your tutors and the rest of our academic community will help you to effectively participate in your studies.

Make Use Of The Exam Preparation Tools

Offering you an ever-increasing amount of preparation tools, such as past exam papers, teachers and students guides, and memos, you will have all of the tools you need to succeed. The only thing is that you will need to willingly use these tools for them to work.

What Do I Do If Things Go Wrong?

When you choose Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you choose to receive the best and most engaging support system possible. If you require additional tutoring or any course-related issue, you can get in touch with our support staff as well as our principal.

Red Alert Form

This form is designed to give you an emergency button on your studies if you encounter any major problems and can not get in touch with our support staff. It is an easy way to get the assistance you need.See below to learn more about filling out the Red Alert Form.

How Many Subjects Do I Need To Pass My Adult Matric?

The pass requirements for the Adult Matric Course at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning are as follows:

  • You need to pass at least 5 out of 6 subjects
  • 40% in three subjects, one of which must be a Home Language subject
  • 30% in two subjects, one of which must be a First Additional Language subject
  • Score at least 20% in the sixth subject


You need to register for a minimum of six subjects, 3 compulsory and 3 elective subjects

Two of the subjects must be official languages, one of which must be taken at Home Language Level and the other taken at First Additional Language Level.

You must choose one Mathematics subject (either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy).

Our Adult Matric Course Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

You need to select a total of THREE compulsory subjects. One must be a language at Home Language Level, one must be a language at First Additional Level, and one must be a Mathematical subject.

  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • isiZulu Home Language
  • isiXhosa Home Language
  • isiNdebele Home Language
  • Sepedi Home Language
  • Xitsonga Home Language
  • Tshivenda Home Language
  • Sesotho Home Language
  • Siswati Home Language
  • Setswana Home Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy


Elective Subjects

You need to select THREE elective subjects from the list below:

  • Life Science (Formerly Biology)
  • Physical Science (Formerly Physics and Chemistry)
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History

How Do I Register For My Adult Matric Exams?

With the help we offer, registering for your Adult Matric exams is a quick and easy process. We help you every step of the way making sure you register correctly. 

The registration window for your Adult Matric Exams opens in either October/November and closes the following January, as per the Department of Basic Education. During this period you can complete the registration form, attach the needed documents and submit it for approval.

How To Register For My Exams Online?

Follow these steps to register for your Adult Matric Exams online:

  • Step One – Visit the government’s e-services website
  • Step Two – Select ‘Sign-Up/Register’ to create your account
  • Step Three – Follow the on-screen instructions and fill in your personal information, select ‘Next’ and complete the pages for your contact details, your address, and your password creation.
  • Step Four – After your account has been successfully created, you will automatically be redirected to the home page. Fill in your email address and password and select ‘Login’
  • Step Five – After you have logged in, select the ‘e-services’ tab and then select ‘Matric Services’
  • Step Six – After entering the Matric Services tab, a One-Time-Pin will be sent to you to verify your identity
  • Step Seven – After successfully verifying your identity, you will be directed to the e-Registration for the Grade 12 Amended Senior Certificate page. Here you will complete your identification information and then select ‘Yes’ to accept the terms & conditions to continue
  • Step Eight – On the next page you will need to complete the ‘Qualification Criteria’. If you previously wrote a matric exam session, you will need to complete the ‘Registration History’ section. Continue after this to complete the ‘Subject Choices and Center Info’


After completing the final declaration page you have successfully registered for your Adult Matric exams. You will receive a confirmation message containing all of your exam details.

Needed Documentation

On the e-Registration page, there is a tab that you need to complete. This tab is for the required documentation uploads. Here you will upload the needed supporting documentation for your exam registration.

The needed documents are:

  • A certified copy of your ID or your birth certificate. For Non-South African citizens you will need to upload a certified copy of your passport
  • If you are a repeat candidate you will need to include copies of your previous highest qualification
  • Your examination number of previous Grade 12 or equivalent exams

Can I Check My Adult Matric Results Online?

Yes, you can.

You can view your Adult Matric results online by visiting the Department of Basic Education website, or by SMS and USSD on your mobile phone.

Here is how to get your Adult Matric results online:

  • Visit the Department of Basic Education website
  • Enter your examination number
  • Fill out all your personal information
  • Select ‘search’ and your results should be displayed


Here is how to get your Adult Matric results through SMS:

  • Using your mobile/smartphone, create a new SMS
  • Enter just your examination number
  • Send this SMS to 45856
  • Your results will then be automatically sent to you when they become available


Note: Standard SMS rates apply

Here is how to get your Adult Matric results through USSD:

  • Using your mobile/smartphone, dial *120*35658#
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Answer the questions to verify your ID number
  • Your results will appear on your screen, if available

Is Distance Learning More Difficult Than Contact Learning?

No, it is not more difficult.

Because you receive your study materials as a complete set of every subject’s guides, you will have every bit of needed study material compiled effectively. Our course material is expertly designed to give you the exact same educational outcomes as contact learning does.

Which Is Better? Contact Learning Or Distance Learning?

It is important to remember that there are many differences between contact learning and distance learning. Your Adult Matric is available to complete either way, and both deliver the exact same result. That being an Amended Senior Certificate. The choice comes down to personal preference, your unique learning style, and ability.
Contact Learning Adult Matric Course Distance Learning Adult Matric Course
You have to attend classes at designated sites along with other students taking the course There are many perks of studying the Adult Matric distance learning course at Matric College that is equally different to on-site Adult Matric Courses
You have to buy your won study material You study at home
You will have lecturers and can ask them questions relating to the coursework Your study material is already included in your course fees
You can do this course as a full-time or part-time student BUT you have to attend class Your study material is couriered to your doorstep
You study by yourself and have access to course experts and skilled tutors to assist you
You can work and study full time

Is Distance Learning As Effective As Contact Learning?

Distance learning is just as effective in the desired outcomes as contact learning. With distance learning, you can use several online tools that support your learning in many ways. Online resources, such as WhatsApp groups allow you to interact with your fellow classmates.

All of these online tools offer instant solutions to your problems. Studying via distance learning makes education more accessible and collaborative.

Is Distance Learning And Online Learning The Same Thing?

In essence, yes, distance learning is the same thing as online learning. Both of these use technological and online tools to provide you with education. The one major difference is that when you study via online learning there will still be a certain amount of physical classes you will need to attend.

Distance learning has no physical classes for you to attend. You are provided with all of your course materials at once and thus you set your pace of learning.

What Is The Difference Between Distance And Online Learning?

Used interchangeably, distance learning and online learning has three elements that set17:00 them apart:

  • Location
  • Interaction
  • Intention



When you study using distance learning, your education happens in different locations. Our course specialists compile your study guides and coursework, which includes your assignments, for you to work through and complete.

Online learning refers to where students “meet” their tutors on a digital platform, lessons are then presented and assignments handed out to complete for submission.


With distance learning, there are no in-person interactions taking place. This is because all of the needed instructions are set out in your study materials. Online learning relies heavily on interaction, especially on the varied digital platforms.


Teaching strategies are very different for distance and online learning. Whereas distance learning is fully a self-study strategy, online learning uses a wide range of different teaching strategies adopted from contact learning.

Why Choose Distance Learning?

Choosing to study via distance learning through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, has many advantages such as:

  • It saves you money
  • You can study from your own home
  • You set your own study pace
  • You can work full time while studying

Cost-Effective Studying

With most tertiary institutions being quite expensive, people who want to further their education are unable to do so, because of the high price of tuition. Thus there are many missed opportunities that individuals go through due to their financial state.

As a cost-effective learning method, distance learning offers tertiary education to everyone and aims to be accessible to anyone. With distance learning, you will not have any face-to-face lectures or classroom education. Seeing that these two factors are some of the reasons why contact learning is so expensive, distance learning is offered to you at a fraction of the cost.

Studying From Your Home

Distance learning offers you the advantage of being able to study directly from the comfort of your own home. This is a major benefit to you as you can study in an environment with which you feel most comfortable.

Studying from home means that you can create a dedicated study space in your home seeing as you have all of your study materials at home, you can learn better.

Setting Your Own Pace

Distance learning requires you to be extremely disciplined and dedicated to your studies. This means that you need to set a realistic pace for yourself when it comes to studying. Creating and following a study schedule ensures that you can complete sections of your coursework, in a more manageable time.

Working Full Time While Studying

Another great benefit of distance learning is the fact that you can easily pursue a full-time career while you study a course or qualification at the same time. Being able to earn an income while improving your skills and knowledge can help you further both your career and life.

Pros And Cons Of Distance Learning

Distance Learning ProsDistance Learning Cons
You have flexibility in studying timesDistance learning relies on online tools for assignment submissions. You can experience technical difficulties like poor or no internet connection
Distance learning is cost-effectiveThere is a misconception about the quality of education distance learning students face
You can study and work at the same timeBeing overwhelmed by the study materials. Distance learning students receive their study materials in one pack and it can be daunting if you do not have a study schedule to manage to study coursework
You will learn self discipline and time managementStudent accountability. Being disciplined is a skill that takes time to work on and falling into procrastination is easy if you are not taking accountability as a student
You were learn technological skillsYou study by yourself and have access to course experts and skilled tutors to assist you
You are able to do your Adult Matric Course on your smartphone from studying the coursework to submitting your assignments. Your exams are written in personYou can work and study full time
Your study materials are meticulously compiled to give you the best understanding of the work, even though you are teching yourself 
Distance learning follows COVID protocols 

Distance Learning Courses offered at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Remember, that your distance learning career does not have to end with getting your Adult Matric/Amended Senior Certificate. You can choose to stay with us by pursuing and completing any of the following distance learning courses:

How It Works

Step One

You start by registering for our Adult Matric course by contacting one of our very supportive course specialists. He/She will then guide you the rest of the way. During your registration, we will help you to decide which subjects the best suit you.

Our course specialists will help you to pick subjects that you will be more capable of mastering and will help you achieve better.

This helps you to study more effectively and efficiently.

Step Two

Upon successful completion of your registration, you will get all of your study materials delivered directly to your doorstep. You will receive all of your study material within five to seven business days after registration.

Once you are done registering, you can start with your studies the moment you get your coursework. You are not required to buy any textbooks, as we provide you with the updated textbooks.

Step Three

Our support is available to you from the start by helping you work through all of your study material, old exam papers, teachers, and students’ guides. We use all of these different study materials to develop the best experience for you.

Roughly three months before your exams we will help you prepare for your exams via WhatsApp. You will be given a past exam paper to complete in 48 hours, after that we will send you the memorandum for that paper.

This process will continue up until your exams start.

Remember that your tutor is available online, on WhatsApp, email, and by phone, meaning that we are with you and always able to help you.

Step Four

We assist you directly with your exam preparation. As the year progresses we keep our students updated on all of their exam dates and when to register for the exams. These exams are written during May and June.

The registration period is between October and January, but we advise you to stay up to date by checking out our latest news.

We will inform you about the registration dates at the Department of Education, but it is your responsibility to register for the exams yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

The accreditation of a Distance Learning course depends on the educational body offering the courses. As long as the Distance Learning Institution you are studying at is accredited, the course you choose will be accredited as well.

If you are older than 21, you can complete an Adult Matric course online. All of your studies will be done online, you will only need to write the final matric exam at an allocated exam venue.

Online Learning involves interactive digital lessons where students can engage with one another and their instructor. What is difference between online and distance learning?

Distance Learning gives the student much more freedom to do their studies and assignments in their own time with no classes filling up their schedule. This makes Distance Learning much more flexible.

As long as you are over 21 and have a grade 9 certificate, you can complete your matric at any point in life – no matter for how long you have been out of school.

Distance Learning courses are recognised as long as you are studying through an accredited and recognised institution such as Belllview.

In order to pass your Adult Matric course, you will need to:

  • Pass 5 out of the 6 subjects of your choice
  • Get a minimum of 40% in 3 subjects (including your Home Language)
  • Get a minimum of 30% in 2 subjects (including your First Additional Language)
  • Get at least 20% in the final subject

Yes, Adult Matric provides students with an Amended Senior Certificate. This is identical to a traditional matric certificate. This means that you can use this certificate to apply for job opportunities or further studies.

No, buying a matric certificate is a crime. It is punishable by fines, jail time, or both.

You can register for a free Adult Matric course with the Department of Higher Education. It is important to note that you will not receive any course material or guidance through this study method. There are many benefits that come with completing Adult Matric through Distance Learning, such as assistance with queries, study support, course materials etc.

There are no limits to the number of attempts you take to complete your Adult Matric. You can keep doing this course until you get your desired results.

Adult Matric is on an NQF level 04 (the same as a standard matric certificate).

The Adult Matric course is accredited by Umalusi.

The Adult Matric qualification is awarded by Umalusi.

To register for an Adult Matric Distance Learning course at Bellview. You can visit our site and apply through the “apply now tab”.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our Course Specialists and they will be able to guide you through everything you will need for the registration process.

Yes, the Adult Matric qualification is registered on SAQA with the following SAQA ID number: 49647.

Yes. Not only can you rewrite after 5 years you can enroll to study your Matric any time.

The best way to ensure you pass your Adult Matric is to use all the resources that are available to you. Consult with tutors on the work you struggle with, and go through as many past Matric exam papers as you can.

Depending on your schedule and ability to learn, the programme can take up to 24 months to complete.

Students who do distance learning, study from remote locations by using computers and mobile devices to access their work. This means students can study without physically attending classes.

To find out the current fees for Adult Matric, contact one of our course specialists.

Adult Matric is a course designed to help you get a Matric Certificate, regardless of your age or the year you have left school. By completing the Adult Matric course, you can gain an Amended Senior Certificate, that is exactly the same as a National Senior Certificate, and you can use it to apply for jobs or further your studies.

Yes, it can. However, you will be required to write your exams at Department of Education exam venue. You can do your Adult Matric online through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. If you have not obtained your Matric Certificate, you can register for the Adult Matric programme.

If you have failed your matric, you will get your matric certificate. It will state that you did not pass and all your results will still be written on it.

No, you cannot. You cannot do your matric in six months. You will have to register for the Matric courses which will take you anywhere from 12 to 36 months.

Yes, you can. We offer matric courses for people who wish to complete, re-do or improve their Matric.

Yes, it is. The certificate you will receive after completing your Adult Matric will look the same as the National Senior Certificate.

An Amended Senior Certificate is a Matric Certificate. It is awarded to people older than 21 years who have completed the Adult Matric, Matric Rewrite or Matric Upgrade programmes.

The main difference between a National Senior Certificate and an Amended Senior Certificate is how the final marks are calculated. A National Senior Certificate is received upon completing Matric in High School. Your year assessments and exams are used to get your final matric mark. An Amended Senior Certificate only considers your exam marks as no formal assignments will be done.

To get your Matric Certificate without going to school, you can apply for our Adult Matric course. You will need to at least have completed Grade 9 and be 21 years old when you write your Matric exams.

If you are older than 21 years, you can enrol for the Adult Matric course at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You are required to have a Grade 9 Certificate or an equivalent.

If you want to study the Adult Matric course in 2023, you can register at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. Our registration is always open.

No, you cannot. You cannot complete your Matric in three months as you would need to study and write your final exams. The recommended course length is 12 to 24 months.

When you do Adult Matric, the compulsory subjects are:

  • Two official languages (one Home Language and one First Additional Language)
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

No, you cannot write your Matric exams online. You can only study for your Matric exams from home but your exams will be written at a registered examination centre that is near you.

Distance Learning is easy to do, as long as you stay focused and you create a study schedule for yourself to stay on track then it will be an easy task.

Both forms of learning have the same outcome, it is dependent on what you prefer. Certain people learn better on their own and so they would thrive with distance learning and others would prefer contact classes. Which learning form is better is a personal preference.

At Bellview, you have the freedom and the flexibility to study your course in the best way that suits you. If you have other responsibilities like a full-time job or being the primary caretaker for your family you have the room to study whenever you can. This makes distance learning one of the best ways to pursue your dream career while juggling other aspects of life.

It takes approximately one (1) year to two (2) years to study the Adult Matric course. Students can study the course at their pace. There are six (6) subjects in the course.

No you cannot do your matric year in 4 months. You would need to learn, study and write all your exams. You are however able to apply for a rewrite if you have failed your matric year and are looking to complete your exams.

Yes. At Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning, you can apply for any of our distance learning matric courses, provided you meet the course entry requirements.

Yes, you can use the Adult Matric Certificate to apply to universities to further your education.

You will need to pass at least 5 out of the 6 subjects to get your Adult Matric.

The Amended Senior Certificate or Adult Matric, is an NQF level 4 qualification.

No, you cannot. Buying a Matric certificate of any kind is a criminal offence.

The Adult Matric courses offered are:

  • Adult Matric: Amended Senior Certificate
  • Matric Upgrade: Amended Senior Certificate
  • Matric Rewrite: Amended Senior Certificate
  • Volwasse Matriek: Gewysigde Senior Sertifikaat

The Matric Upgrade course is approximately 12 – 36 months old.

The Adult Matric Course is awarded by Umalusi.

The Matric Rewrite course is approximately 12 – 36 months long.

To pass the Adult Matric course you need to pass at least 5 out of your 6 subjects.

The Adult Matric SAQA ID number is 49647.

The Matric pass levels are:

  • Bachelor’s Pass
  • Diploma Pass
  • Higher Certificate Pass
  • National Senior Certificate

The Adult Matric courses are accredited by Umalusi.

These are the minimum requirements for a Bachelors Pass is:

  • Home Language – 40%
  • Four other subjects – 50%
  • Two other subjects – 30%

No, you will not be able to complete the Adult Matric course in three months. It is going to take between 12 – 36 months to complete the Adult Matric course.

Matric is NQF level 4 qualification.

You will need at least 23 points to earn a Bachelors Degree pass.

Author: Morné van Emmenis
Editor: Garth West
Date Published: December 15, 2021