Can You Do TVET College Courses Without Matric?

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Many people in South Africa do not have Matric, which is due to various reasons that are often out of their control so they are always looking for alternatives. People are always looking to further their education and one way to do this is through TVET Colleges.This poses the question, 'Can you do TVET College courses without a matric?'. 


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Many people think that if you don't have a matric certificate, you can't study further or get a decent job. This isn't the case, because there are multiple courses offered by TVET colleges that allow you to study further.

TVET colleges offer courses to students who don't have Matric and allows people to get further education and training. Some of these courses will prepare you for the work environment.

Some of these courses include National Certificate (Vocational) courses in various disciplines.

They won't give you a matric certificate but you will get a certification that is the equivalent of a matric certificate. These courses are NQF Level 4 certified which is the same certification as Matric.

TVET Colleges also offer courses which allow you to gain a matric if you have completed Grade 9. You will recieve the National Vocational Certificate (NCV) on Levels 2,3 and 4 which are equivalent to Grades 10, 11 and 12. 

There is also a seperate course known as Adult Matric which allows anyone to obtain their matric certificate with the requirement that they at least have a Grade 9 and are older than 21 years old. It doesn't matter how long its been since you have been in school, you can still get your matric with this course.

So to answer the titular question, yes you can do courses and further your education at TVET colleges even if you don't have a matric. Some of these courses can prepare you for the workplace better than Matric ever will. 

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