Colleges Where You Can Study Without Matric

Need a quick list of colleges you can study at without matric? 

There are a variety of colleges that offer courses that will allow you to further your studies without a matric, whether it be with an ICB programme or a short course. Here are three of our most recommended colleges: 

Bellview College – Accredited by FASSET, QCTO, ICB

Skills Academy – Accredited by FASSET, QCTO, ICB, CIMA

Matric College – Redo your matric or get your Adult Matric

Never got your matric?

Do not let this discourage you, achieving all your educational and career goals is still very much possible! Put your mind at ease by exploring ways to further your education without the lack of a matric certificate looming over your head.

What Can I Study?

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offer a series of programmes that you can study without having passed matric. 

A Matric qualification is at a NQF level 4. There are ICB courses that are on this same level, which wont  give you a matric certificate but instead an accredited equivalent certificate. You can then choose to proceed and achieve a National Diploma which is a NQF Level 6. 

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ICB Courses 

The ICB offers valuable courses in many different streams of business. These course programmes usually consist of three to five level qualifications. As you complete each level of your programme, you will get acknowledgement from the ICB in the kind of an ICB Programme Certificate. 

Here are few ICB programmes: 

ICB Financial Accounting Courses

  • Foundation level – National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3).
  • Intermediate level – FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4).
  • Upper Intermediate level – National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5).
  • Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6).

ICB Office Administration Courses.

  • Foundation level – Certificate: Office Administration.
  • Intermediate level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration.
  • Advanced level – Diploma: Office Administration.

ICB Public Sector Accounting Courses.

  • Foundation level – National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting.
  • Intermediate level – Diploma: Public Sector Accounting.
  • Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting.

ICB Business Management Courses.

  • Foundation level – National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management.
  • Intermediate level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration.
  • Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting.

ICB Entrepreneurship Courses.

  • Foundation level – National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management.
  • Intermediate level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration.
  • Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting.

How Can I Study Without Matric?

When you study without matric, there are quite a number of colleges and courses to choose from. Learning Institutions often offer part time studies and, or distance learning as a way for students to further their education. 

Part time studies

Part-time study suggests that you study in the nights after work. And you can also study on Saturdays. You will discover various colleges provide part-time studies.

The classes are scheduled and will help you to protect a disciplined program. Some colleges utilize night school for grownups and day school for matriculants in addition to weekend classes.

Distance Learning 

Distance Learning has become progressively popular over the previous couple of years, and is slowly becoming the preferred method of studying for a lot of people. Home study programmes are structured specifically to give distance learners the best chance at succeeding with their course.

There are a few factors that make studying from home an extremely rewarding way to advance your education and improve your abilities:

No more classrooms 

Distance Learning indicates that you do not physically go to the institution through which you study. You receive all textbooks and study material via delivery and from there you are able to structure your study time table in whichever way suits you best! 


When the additional expenses that accompany traditional studying are subtracted, distance learning becomes an extremely affordable option!

Work and study, at the same time! 

Distance Learning makes the daunting idea of working and studying at the same time look easy! Because you can study from wherever you choose and at whichever pace, you can easily take on both employment and furthering your studies.

Easy entry requirements 

It is a lot easier to enroll for a distance learning course. The majority of the courses do not require Matric. The courses differ from business programs that just require grade 10 , to accredited programs that provide entry level courses that just require grade 10 or 11.


Further your education with Bellview!

Bellview Institute is a distance learning college that allows you to study from anywhere in South Africa. We are dedicated to giving ambitious professionals high impact and career centred courses! We guarantee exceptional service! 

Here’s how to contact us:

  1. Fill in the registration form and we will get back to you 
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 0027

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