Can I study nursing without a matric? No matric courses 2021

Can I study nursing without a matric? No matric courses 2021

Because of the profession's nobility and the opportunity to serve and save lives, many have become interested in nursing. Unfortunately, as much as the course is in high demand, one of the requirements before you can be considered for admission is to have your matric certificate. On this note, one of the most-asked questions is, "can I study nursing without a matric?" Similarly, some others' concern is, "can I get a degree without a matric?"

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To start with, matric (otherwise called matriculation) is the final year of high school and the accompanying certificate that a student gets after passing the necessary exams. At other times, the word is used to connote the minimum requirements for joining a university. When a student is in his or her final year of school in South Africa, such is called a matriculant. In case you did not qualify for a matric certificate, does that mean you cannot achieve your dreams again? No.

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Can I study nursing without a matric?

Studying nursing without matric will be very challenging. If you did not pass Grade 12, the only consideration to be admitted to study the programme is if you have an equivalent qualification that meets the entry requirement.

You can either do a matric rewrite in this case or take an alternative course. What is equivalent to matric? It is called the National Certificate Vocational (NCV), and the only thing about it is that it emphasises technical skills. But if you are doing a matric rewrite, you can go back to school and repeat the class or book to write a supplementary exam.

So, if you are really passionate about achieving your dream of becoming a nurse, the question should no longer be, "where can I study nursing without matric?" but "what price can I pay to ensure the dream comes to reality?"

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What can I study if I don't have a matric?

The fact that you do not have matric does not have to hinder you from actualising your dream. Now, several courses are available at colleges and online that you can avail yourself of. At College SA, for instance, if you want to study Bookkeeping and Accounting courses, some of the available courses to study without matric are these:

  • ICB Foundation Level: National Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • ICB Foundation Level: National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • Pastel Payroll Administration Short Course Certificate
  • Pastel Partner V14 Proficiency Certificate

For Business and Management courses, some of the programmes you might want to consider include:

  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Production and Operations Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Credit Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in Information Technology Management
  • Business Management Short Course Certificate in General Management
  • Proficiency Certificate in Small Business Management

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If you are already working in an organization or you plan to work while studying, then you might what to consider the following no matric courses:

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  • Salon Management: Advanced Course
  • Beauty Therapy: Short Course
  • Beauty Therapy: Advanced Course
  • Developmental Milestones (Activities and Safety): Short Course
  • First Aid Save-a-Child: Short Course
  • Cooking for Infants & Young Children: Short Course
  • Child Day Care: Proficiency Course
  • Events Co-Ordination: Short Course
  • Tourism Marketing: Skills Course
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Executive Secretary (Information Management): Advanced Course
  • Executive Secretary (Project Management): Advanced Course
  • Executive Secretary (Marketing Management): Advanced Course
  • Executive Secretary (General): Advanced Course
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management Proficiency Course

Nevertheless, bear in mind that most colleges that allow students to learn without matric offer some or all of the programmes listed above. Additionally, you can also consider the following accredited programmes from different colleges:

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  • Child Care courses
  • Forensic investigation courses
  • Forensic Science courses
  • Health and Safety courses
  • Supply Chain courses
  • Tourism courses
  • Event Management courses

ICB courses

Do you also know that the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) has fantastic programmes that you can study without matric? The beautiful thing about their courses is that you can study them from home. Once you begin at a foundation level, you can continue studying until you get to the NQF 6 level (two levels above matric). Some available ICB programmes include:

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

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Besides, there are online courses and distance programmes that you can avail yourself of. "Can I study at TVET college without a matric?" The good news is that TVET colleges, otherwise called FET colleges, admit students to study without matric. So, the choice is yours to pick based on your dream and aspirations in life.

Can I apply for NSFAS without a matric?

It is imperative that before you can be considered for NSFAS funding, you must have passed Grade 12, especially if you want to study at a university. The other condition is that if you want to study at a TVET College, you do not need a matric, but you must have passed Grade 9 and 10.

Can I be police without matric?

Recently, there have been lots of complaints that many of the officers in the South African Police Service (SAPS) do not have a matric. Nevertheless, among other requirements, if you do not have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Grade 12, you are expected to possess an equivalent certificate before your application can be considered.

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Still considering, "can I study nursing without a matric?" From what you have read so far, it is clear that if you are passionate about studying nursing, you can either retake your matric exams if you failed before or possess an equivalent certificate. On this, you need to find out from your institution of consideration what their equivalent certificate is. Otherwise, you take other accredited courses without matric.

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