National Diploma (NATED) qualifications require you to have a Matric Certificate or equivalent (NQF 4)  in order to enroll. However, there are alternative options to help you qualify for a National Diploma without Matric.

You can:

  • Do a bridging course 
  • Enroll in an ICB course instead

Do a Bridging Course

You might not meet the requirements to enroll in the
National Diploma (NATED) course you wanted, but we have options for you. 

You can do a bridging course to help qualify for one of our National Diploma (NATED) programmes without Matric.

Our NATED courses include:

Only have Grade 10?

If you have a Grade 10 or equivalent, you can complete the following two courses in our ICB Financial Accounting programme:

After completion, you will then have a Matric equivalent qualification (NQF 4). This means that you will meet the entry requirements of our National Diploma (NATED) courses.

Only have Grade 11?

If you have only completed your Grade 11 or have a NQF 3 qualification, you can complete a NQF 4 qualification in order to meet our National Diploma (NATED) entry requirements. 

Complete the first level of our ICB Business Management study programme and earn a NQF 4 qualification:

Once you have received your NQF 4 certificate you will be able to enroll into one of our National Diploma (NATED) courses of your choice.

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Enrol in an ICB Course Instead

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offers study programmes that allow students the opportunity to earn a National Diploma through the ICB

The entry requirements for these courses differ from having either Grade 10, 11, Matric, or their equivalents. 

The three ICB study programmes are:

Financial Accounting 

Entry Requirements – Grade 10 or equivalent 

This course will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, and more.

There are 12 subjects which build onto each other as you navigate your way through the levels.

Business Management 

Entry Requirements – Grade 11 or equivalent (NQF 3)

Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. 

In this programme, you’ll learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, and so much more.

Office Administration

Entry Requirements – Matric or equivalent (NQF 4)

This programme is perfect for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping, and a lot of all-round office knowledge. 

By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth running office, you’ll be able to help out in just about any department. 


If you are interested in doing a specific course and need help meeting the requirements, take a look at our alternatives.

A Matric Certificate does not Determine Your Future!

Register today, and start your journey to a successful future.

At Bellview, we offer our students a list of benefits in order to make their experience as stress-free as possible. 

Have a look at our full course selection or contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to assist!

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Author: Kayla Preston 
Last Updated: 26 January 2021

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