If you have a matric certificate you can greatly expand your opportunities when it comes to further study and career options. Even if you are not already in possession of a matric certificate, there are alternative options available to enable you to get your Senior Certificate.

Available Online Matric Programmes

Should I Study Towards a Matric Certificate?

The answer is always yes. When you have a matric certificate you open up many doors in both future study options and career opportunities. These opportunities include:

  • Applying for Internships
  • Applying to Higher Education Institutions (such as Universities and Colleges)
  • Entry-Level Employment

If a bachelor’s degree is what you wish to study towards, you will need to meet the legal minimum requirements of having a National Senior Certificate, in order to apply.

Once completed you have the choice and opportunity to start working immediately. There are many careers that have set requirements including having or not necessarily needing a matric certificate.

Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is registered with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). This allows Bellview the accreditation to offer NATED programmes. Bellview is also registered with the
Department of Higher Education Exams Division to offer NATED exams. 

As an educational body, Adult Matric as offered at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning does not require an accreditation process.

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Adult Matric

SAQA ID Number: 49647
Qualification Title: National Senior Certificate
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level 04

Exit Level Outcomes:

The Exit Level Outcomes in this curriculum are a statement of the individual subjects seen in the form of Learning Outcomes and Assessment Standards.

These outcomes are related to Languages, Mathematics, and Life Orientation are needed as they are fundamental to learning. A separate set of generic outcomes and associated Assessment Criteria is included, which apply to the additional optional subjects.

Fundamental Subjects:

Home Language and a First and/or a Second Additional Language (Communication):

  • The ability to listen and speak for a number of purposes, audiences, and contexts
  • How to read texts to critically evaluate and respond to both literary and non-literary texts
  • The writing ability to use conventions and formats appropriate to diverse contexts
  • How to use language structures and conventions effectively



  • How to recognise, describe, represent and work with numbers and specifically their relationship to estimates, calculations, and check-in solving problems
  • The investigation, analysis, description, and representation of a wide range of functions
  • Description, analysis, and interpretation of shapes in both second and third-dimensional space, including justification
  • The collection and usage of data to establish statistical and probability models in order to solve related problems


Mathematical Literacy:

  • Using numbers and their relationships in the estimation, calculation, investigation, and monitoring of financial aspects for personal, business, and national life
  • Recognising, analysing, interpreting, describing, and representing various functional relationships in order to solve problems
  • How to measure using the appropriate instruments in the estimation and calculation of physical quantities and to describe or represent properties of, and relationships between both second and third-dimensional objects, in a variety of orientations and positions
  • Collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data, applying knowledge of statistics and probability to communicate, justify, predict and critically interrogate findings or draw conclusions


Life Orientation

  • Demonstrating knowledge, values, attitudes, and needed skills to achieve and maintain personal wellness
  • Demonstrating competence and commitment regarding the values and rights set out by the Constitution, to allow the practices of being a responsible citizen while enhancing social justice and sustainable living
  • Exploring and engaging in responsible recreational activities, understanding the relationship between participation and wellness
  • Demonstrating self-knowledge and abilities to make informed decisions when faced with further studies and career paths


Additional Subjects

  • Understanding and using specific subject knowledge
  • The knowledge and application of specific subject skills
  • Understanding, adopting, and applying the values related to the subjects


Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

The following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed by individual subjects and all form part of the assessment in each subject as laid out in the curriculum for each subject:

  • Identifying and solving problems in which responses display responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking
  • Working effectively with others as a team, group organisation, and community
  • Organising and managing oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively
  • Collecting, analysing, organising, and critically evaluating information
  • How to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and linguistic skills in both oral and written presentations
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards both the environment and the health of others
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, through recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation
  • Contributing to full personal development

Matric Upgrade

Matric Upgrade course information:

SAQA ID Number: 49647
Qualification Title: Amended Senior Certificate
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level 04

Matric Rewrite

Matric Rewrite course information:

SAQA ID Number: 49647
Qualification Title: Amended Senior Certificate
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level 04

The Department of Higher Education and Training

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been awarded a distance learning Exam Number by The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Are Matric Related Courses?

The matric-related courses offered at Bellview are all focused on students who did not get their matric certificate during high school. These courses will provide students with the following:

  • An opportunity to complete their National Senior Certificate
  • A matric certificate that is identical to the standard grade 12 certificate
  • The opportunity to improve their matric results or rewrite their subjects all together
  • Upon completion, students are issued with their Amended Senior Certificate, with which they can apply to a university

Here you will find a more detailed layout of our Matric programmes that will result in you being awarded your Amended Senior Certificate.

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Adult Matric

SAQA ID Number: 49647
Qualification Title: Amended Senior Certificate
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level: 04

Our Adult Matric Programme will enable you to write a set of exams with the aim of getting your Amended Senior Certificate, keeping in mind that you will need to be 21 years or older when you write these exams. This certificate is issued by and awarded to you by Umalusi.

Matric Upgrade

SAQA ID Number: 49647 
Qualification Title: Amended Senior Certificate 
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic 
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level: 04

Our Matric Upgrade Programme is designed to give you the opportunity to improve either the results for one or two of the subjects you originally wrote in Matric, or you can register to improve the results for all of your original subjects. Successfully completing the exams for your selected subjects will result in you being issued with an Amended Senior Certificate, awarded by Umalusi.

Matric Rewrite

SAQA ID Number: 49647 
Qualification Title: Amended Senior Certificate 
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: Generic 
Course Credits: 130
NQF Level: 04

Our Matric Rewrite Programme, offers students the opportunity to rewrite only a few or all of their original subjects from Matric, as well as the chance to select completely new subjects to write exams in.

Doing so, and successfully completing these exams, will result in you being awarded an Amended Senior Certificate, which is issued by Umalusi.

Why Should I Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

To get your matric certificate you can apply to do so through Bellview using distance learning. Here are some of the benefits of studying with Bellview:

  • Support Systems: Our staff is trained to assist you as soon as possible in order to give students the best support possible. Your queries are answered within a period of 24 hours
  • Quick Deliveries: Upon registering with us, we take care of the rest. Your course material will be delivered within 5 to 7 working days
  • Receive Marks Quickly: Your assessments are marked immediately and feedback will be provided within 24 hours after your submission
  • Year-Round Registration: You are able to register during the entire year with Bellview. You can choose to wait until you are sure of your choice or you can get registered as soon as possible
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  • Effective Study Groups: Upon registering, you will gain instant free access to our study groups on the Together We Pass Platform. Here you can interact with other students who are studying the same subjects you are for additional support during your studies.
  • We Offer Easy Application: At Bellview, there are many different channels for students to reach out to us. The following ways are available to you:
    • Online Application Here
    • Application using our Landline (0800 39 00 27)
    • Contacting one of our course specialists for any further assistance

Why Choose To Study Via Distance Learning?

Distance learning is the best option for when you are looking to further your education. With distance learning you can expect the following:

  • You Choose Your Study Space: Using distance learning, you do not have to attend any physical classes. You are able to choose where exactly you want to study, wherever you find studying most comfortable
  • You Are In Control: When you further your education using distance learning you decide how you spend your time. You are able to divide your study material into manageable time slots. This way you get the most out of what you are studying
  • Work While You Study: With distance learning you can easily work either a part-time or full-time job while you study, meaning you can earn money while studying to further your career
  • No Stress About Transport: With no physical classes, you will not need to pay for extra transport to and from classes
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  • Easier Promotions: While studying if you choose to also work, you improve your skill set. Meaning that with your growing skills, you get considered for promotion in your current career situation much easier
  • It Is Affordable: Offering more affordable options than in class education, distance learning is ideal to save on costs as there are no physical classes

Frequently Asked Questions

A Matric Rewrite involves rewriting all of your subjects to improve your marks if you did not pass matric or need to improve your marks. During a Matric Upgrade, you can rewrite two subjects to upgrade your marks.

There are a few different ways in which to register for your Adult Matric Certificate. The following options are available to you:

  • Physically registering at a provincial education office
  • Register online using your chosen educational institution’s website
  • Registering online with Bellview, here
  • Contacting our landline, (0800 39 00 27)
  • Contact our course specialists directly, here

No, it is not possible to complete your matric in just six months. The entire programme is made of three years worth of study material, meaning Grade 10, 11, and 12. This means that it is not possible to work through all of the necessary course material in six months or less.

Your own learning pace is what determines how long it will take you to complete an Adult Matric Course. The maximum amount of months allowed for an Adult Matric Course is 36 months, but if you structure your study schedule well enough and work hard it is easy to complete these courses in less time.

It is important to keep in mind that study programmes have certain time frames set for them to allow enough time to complete all needed coursework, assignments and examinations. These timeframes are designed to make sure that you as a student never feel overwhelmed by the workload. If you want to rush through all of your work to get your certificate faster, you risk not achieving the best possible results.

Course lengths are important to follow as they are there to ease the pressure off your shoulders while studying. Doing so will allow you to focus better on getting your desired results in an appropriate time rather than wasting effort and rushing.

Yes, it is possible to register and complete your matric course online. Doing so will enable you to complete your studies and assessments online.

Your final examinations however are not available online and they will need to be completed at exam venues.

Upon successful completion of all the needed assessments for your Adult Matric Certificate, you will be able to register to write your final examinations. The registration period opens every year in October. The writing of your exams, upon successful registration, will then take place the following May and June.

The Department of Higher Education and Training oversees and manages the writing of these exams at certain identified venues located nationwide.

Our course specialists will be providing you with the best service possible to help you during every step of the registration process, which takes place every year during October and November.

Once you have successfully completed your registration for your examination through the help of Bellview’s course specialists, you will be required to write physical exams at venues chosen and specifically credited writing venues.

These venues are allocated by The Department of Higher Education and Training, and there are venues located nationwide. You will be informed, after registration, about which venue is closest to your location. That will be the venue at which you will write your final exams during May and June of the following year.

Yes, that is correct. With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you can complete all of your coursework, assignments, and assessments online, but your final examinations need to be written at a venue designated by and monitored by The Department of Higher Education and Training.

The reason for this is that the Amended Senior Certificate you will receive after passing these exams is issued and accredited by the DHET.

The costs for writing your Matric Certificate are different based on your educational institution. You can contact one of our course specialists to find out more.

You can rewrite your matric, regardless of how long you have been out of school. The only requirement is that you are older than 21 years when you rewrite your matric.

Yes, you can, all you have to do is register for an Adult Matric Programme. You can then register for an upgraded adult matric programme, which you will do most of online. You will only write your final exams at a physical venue as designated by the DHET.

You will have to cover 6 subjects during your matric course. However, you do not need to pass all 6 of these subjects, you can fail one of your subjects and pass the other 5 subjects to get your matric certificate.

You will write your final matric exam at an allocated exam venue as provided by the DHET. This is the only part of your Online Matric course that will be written at a physical venue.

The accreditation of an Online Matric course depends on the institution you choose to study with. For example, if you do Online Matric via Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will be studying a fully accredited Online Matric Course.

You can only fail one subject in matric and pass if you get a minimum of 30% in the rest of your subjects. If you fail two or more subjects, you will have to look at alternative matric options.

No, you cannot buy a matric certificate. This is regarded as a crime for which you could face a fine, jail time, or both.

  • Registering online with Bellview, here
  • Contacting our landline, (0800 39 00 27)
  • Contact our course specialists directly, here

Yes, a Senior Certificate (NQF level 04) is also known as a Matric Certificate. It is regarded exactly the same as a National Senior Certificate (NSC).

The Online Matric qualification is on the same level as a standard matric certificate, NQF level 04.

The time it takes to complete an Online Matric course will depend on the specific course and how much you need to study. You can usually choose to complete the course within 12, 24, or 36 months.

Bellview’s Online Matric courses are all awarded by Umalusi.

Yes, you can. It is called Adult Matric. It is a Matric Course catered to people who were unable to complete their Matric in the past and would now like to do so now. It awards you a certificate that is equivalent to a normal Matric Certificate. This certificate is called an Amended Senior Certificate.

Yes, the Adult Matric course has the following SAQA ID number: 49647.

It costs R150 for the replacement certificate and a extra R55 for a statement of result.

You will need to register and write 6 subjects and pass at least 5 to pass Matric and receive a Matric Certificate.

Matric Programmes available for you to do at Bellview Institute include:

  • Adult Matric
  • Matric Upgrade
  • Matric Rewrite

Depending on the institution you attend you may be required to attend online classes. Other institutions, however, do not need you to attend any classes. You are simply sent the study material needed to complete your course.

You can apply for a university or diploma course if you passed your Matric on a Bachelor’s Degree level. Note that you will also have to meet the additional requirements for each specific university study stream.

In order to pass online matric, you will need a minimum of:

  • 40% for 3 subjects (one of which must be your Home Language)
  • 30% for 2 subjects (one of which must be your First Additional Language)
  • 20% for your last subject

Yes, you can. You can rewrite your matric even if you have been out of school for more than five years.

No, you can complete your Matric courses via distance learning with Bellview Institute of Distance learning. However, all exams will be written at registered testing centres.

If you wish to register for a Matric Programme, you can do so at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

No, you cannot. Faking a Matric Certificate is regarded as a crime.

No, you cannot. You cannot do matric in three months as you would need to study and write your exams.

You can apply for the Matric Courses at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You will be able to study your course from anywhere.

Yes, you can. Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers Matric Programmes that can help you obtain your Matric Certificate, so you can further your studies and find a job.

Anyone that has completed Matric in High School or at another institution can qualify for a Matric Certificate.

Yes, you can. Our courses are accredited which means that they are recognised by many employers and institutions.

No, you cannot. The recommended duration for our Matric courses is between 12 and 24 months.

To find out about the costs for our Matric Courses, you can contact any of our course specialists.

No, you cannot. The Matric exam will be written at a registered exam centre near you.

No, you cannot. You need to be 21 years old to write Matric exams in May/June.

Buying a Matric certificate is a criminal offence. Rather register to complete a Matric course to obtain your Matric certificate with Bellview.

The Matric courses are 12 – 24 months long.

You can get your Matric by registering with a registered college like Bellview. The Certificate you will receive is an Amended Senior Certificate and can be used to further your studies into ICB or NATED qualifications.

Here is how you can check your Matric results online: Go to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) website. Click on the button for examination results. Click on the NSC exam results

You can choose to either register online at https://www.eservices.gov.za/ or deliver your application to any provincial education office.

Yes, it is a good idea to rewrite your Matric because it will help you get better employment opportunities. You will be able to study at any tertiary institution if you have good grades and meet the entry requirements for the course you wish to study.

The four compulsory subjects are:

  • Home language
  • First Additional Language
  • Mathematics or Maths Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Yes. As long as you are older than 21 years old and have the relevant documents, you can write your Matric exams 10 years after leaving school.

No, buying a Matric certificate is a criminal offence.

The Matric courses available are the:

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

The Online Matric courses SAQA ID numbers are:

  • Adult Matric – 49647
  • Matric Upgrade – 49647
  • Matric Rewrite – 49647

When you write the final exam you will need to be at least 21 years old.

The Matric Upgrade: Amended Senior Certificate is accredited by Umalusi.

The Matric Rewrite: Amended Senior Certificate course is accredited by Umalusi.

The Adult Matric course has a total of 130 credits.

No. You are going to write your final Matric exams at your nearest Department of Basic Education (DBE) exam venue.

You are allowed to change up to 4 subjects when you are completing the Matric Rewrite course.

It could take you between 12 and 24 months to complete the Matric Upgrade Course.

You will be able to apply for an Online Matric course as soon as you receive your results.

These are your options if you fail your Matric:

  • Request a remark
  • Write the supplementary exam
  • Apply for an Adult Matric course

The four Matric pass levels are:

  • Bachelors Degree Pass
  • Diploma Pass
  • Higher Certificate Pass
  • National Diploma Pass

You can study a NATED or an ICB course with a National Diploma pass.

Author: Morné van Emmenis
Editor: Garth West
Date Published: December 14, 2021