Study Business Management Without Matric

It is possible to study for a Business Management qualification without a Matric. There are many ways you can do this, including ICB or NATED courses

The ICB Business Management Programme consists of three levels, and these are: 

The NATED Business Management Programme has four levels, which are: 

ICB Business Management Programme

ICB National Certificate In Small Business Financial Management

This is an NQF level 4 qualification, which means it is a Matric Equivalent Certificate. Because it is a Matric Equivalent qualification, you do not need Matric to apply. To apply for this course you only need your Grade 11 Certificate/report. This course takes 9 months to complete.

 

ICB Higher Certificate In Office Administration 

This is an NQF level 5 qualification, and the entry requirement for it is that you have completed the ICB National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management. This is a 15-month course.

 

ICB National Diploma In Financial Accounting 

A Diploma is an NQF level 6 qualification, which is just one level below a Degree. The ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting is a 12-month course. The entry requirement is that you have completed the ICB Higher Certificate In Office Administration.

NATED Business Management Courses

The National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), meaning that the Diploma will be recognised by employers as a valid qualification.

N4 National Certificate In Business Management

The N4 National Certificate in Business Management requires Matric or a Matric Equivalent, which means you can study the ICB National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management, and then apply to study this course. This course is 12 months long.

N5 National Certificate In Business Management

The N5 National Certificate in Business Management requires that you hold the N4 National Certificate in Business Management. This course takes 24 months to complete.

N6 National Certificate And N6 National Diploma In Business Management

The N6 National Certificate in Business Management and N6 National Diploma in Business Management take 18 months each to complete, making it a 36-month course. The certificate is the last theoretical course in the N-levels, and the Diploma is 18 months of work experience, making the practical side of the qualification. 

 

To receive your Diploma, you will be placed with a company through iWIL for 18 months of work experience. You will be provided with a Logbook to record your work hours and progress. At the end of your 18 months of work experience, you will submit the logbook for review. Once it has been approved, you will be able to receive your Diploma.

Where Can I Study Business Management?

There are many distance learning colleges to choose from to study a Business Management course, such as:

ICB 

NATED 

ICB and NATED courses are designed to equip you with scarce skills, which are skills that are difficult to find in South Africa. This means you have better prospects of job stability because you will have a skill that many employers are looking for.

Why Choose Distance Learning?

Distance learning has many benefits. The main benefits are that you do not have to attend classes, you can study from the comfort of your own home, and you control your study times, so you can work to earn an income while you study.

What Is A Matric Equivalent?

A Matric Equivalent is a qualification at NQF level 4. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offers Matric Equivalent Courses. All of their courses are well regarded by employers, which improves your chances of finding employment.

What Are NQF Levels?

NQF levels are determined by the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) so that all institutions can understand the educational level of a qualification. NQF levels are maintained by SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority).

What Are My Options If I Want To Get My Matric?

If you would prefer to get your Matric, there are many options available for you to do this. You can study Online Matric through distance learning. You can choose from many reputable distance learning colleges, such as: 

 

  • Matric Rewrite (you will receive a National Senior Certificate as you would at the end of Matric)
  • Matric Upgrade (you will receive an Amended Senior Certificate which works the same as a Matric Certificate/National Senior Certificate)
  • Adult Matric (you will receive a Senior Certificate, which works the same way as a National Senior Certificate)

Matric Rewrite 

Matric Rewrite is available to anyone under the age of 21 who would like to improve their Matric marks. When applying to do a Matric Rewrite, remember the following:

 

  • You must be under the age of 21 
  • You may only rewrite two subjects 
  • These must be subjects you wrote for your Matric final exams, you may not change subjects 

To apply for a Matric Rewrite, you will need: 

 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results 
  • A certified copy of your ID

Matric Upgrade 

Matric Upgrade is available to those over the age of 21 who would like to improve their Matric marks. When applying to do a Matric Upgrade, remember that:

  • You can apply as early as 19, but you must be 21 to write the exams
  • You must be over the age of 21 because you will be writing the Adult Matric exams 
  • You may change any or all of the subjects you would like to 

To apply for a Matric Upgrade, you will need: 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results 
  • A certified copy of your ID

Adult Matric

This is available to anyone over the age of 21 who did not get the opportunity to complete their Matric. To apply for the Adult Matric, you will need: 

 

  • A copy of your Grade 9 Certificate/report or equivalent 
  • A certified copy of your ID

Where Can I Study For My Matric?

There are many reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric programmes, such as:

What Have We Learned?

You can study an ICB Business Management course without Matric. You can study a NATED Business Management course with a Matric Equivalent. There are options available if you would still like to get your Matric.

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: May 16, 2022

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