Adult Basic Education and Training - ABET
Supporting adult learning in South Africa


Amended Senior Certificate

An exciting development is known as the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC). More information can be found on the Basic Education website. The Senior Certificate (as amended) now also allow candidates to obtain University endorsement. As in the case of the NSC exam, they can also qualify for admission to Bachelor, Diploma or Higher Certificate programmes at Higher Education institutions.

The following learners will qualify for admission to the amended Senior Certificate

  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
    a) a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC);
    b) or a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven) stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7;
    c) or a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level which requires two official languages.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate and whose School-Based Assessment (SBA) validity has expired.
  • Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.


The Amended Senior Certificate's (Adult Matric) academic year is AUGUST - JUNE and not Jan - Dec.

Registration for2021 is open and the deadline is 23 February 2021. Adults that qualify to write the 2020 Senior Certificate(amended) examination must register for the examination from 01 October 2019 until 31 January 2020. Candidates may register at any provincial education office (which includes the provincial head office, the district office or a circuit office) OR register online on (online registration accessible from 08 October 2019).

Elroi Academy
Elroi Upgrading Academy offers Matric Rewrites and Upgrades Online or from one of our three Campuses: Ruimsig, Midrand and Pretoria.

  • Online courses deliver the content with short video lectures and electronic exercises for endless practice.
  • All our courses are designed not just as a repeat of Grade 12 but rather as a comprehensive coverage of all the grade 10-12 CAPS content (This is crucial for 2014 upgraders that have not done Gr10-12 CAPS content).
  • Our teachers are qualified experienced upgrading educators with a passion that cares where you've come from and where you will be going.
  • We now also offer online upgrading of Old Syllabus subjects and some of our campus courses can be offered in Afrikaans.


Second Chance Programme: Giving you another chance at success!
The objective of the Second Chance Matric Programme is to offer young people who have failed to meet the requirements of the NSC a second chance to obtain a matric thereby improving quality of life.The programme will be piloted this year (2016) and registration for participation will only be open to learners that attempted the NSC examinations in 2015. To find out more, click here.

College of Supported Learning
If you don't have matric, you can obtain a matric equivalent through this organisation.

SAADA - Southern African ABET & skills development agency Matric rewrite programme
This course is aimed at students who want to upgrade their Matric symbols on a full time or part time basis. If you failed your matric or even have not done it before, SAADA could be the best institute for you.

Brainline - Matric for Adults
If you are over 18 and have a computer with Internet access, you can achieve your matric from Brainline within only two years!

Intec College
This is a distance learning institute which would suit people currently employed who cannot take time off from work to go to classes. They offer National Senior Certificate Grade 10 and Academic Grade 12 options.

ASSET - Association for Educational Transformation
ASSET (the Association for Educational Transformation) is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. This website is currently under construction (as at 20 March 2020)

St Francis Adult Education Centre
Night school for adults and day school for matriculants. St Francis is currently a Day, Night and Weekend School, servicing about 4000 learners annually. Academic course levels range from Literacy Level 1 to Matriculation (Grade 12).

This is also a correspondence College which offers National Senior Certificate Grade 10
National Senior Certificate Grade 11, National Senior Certificate Grade 12, Senior Certificate Grade 12. Information on these courses is downloadable in pdf format.

Abbotts College
Abbotts College accepts students into Grade 10 or 11 or 12. Those students who wish to be treated as young adults while being supported, encouraged and extended as they strive to reach their personal goals, will find the Abbotts College system most rewarding.

Jeppe College
Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies is a Further Education & Training (FET) Institution, established to promote and uphold comprehensive education and training needs. They offer Matric Rewrite – Grade 11 &12 (full-time) and ABET, levels 1-4 (Part-time and Full-time learning)

Hire Education
Hire Education provides tutors for high school, primary school and university learners across South Africa including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. The extra lessons are provided in the comfort of your own home.

Taal-Net Training Institute
Matric (8-12), Rewrite and Revision Classes. Cape Town based. Also offer distance learning.

Tshwane College of Commerce & Computer Studies
Matric Rewrite / Revision / Extra Classes We offer High Class Matric lessons both on Part time (Saturdays 8:00-13:00pm) and Full time (Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30 pm). If you have failed your Matric or have not done Matric before (do not worry about your age), then TSA is the best Institute for you.

Offers tuition in both the old and new curriculums.

Academy of Business and Computer Studies
Several matric rewrite subjects are offered at the Academy;
If you have left school and still have to pass matric or are wondering what to do after matric with your qualification, this web directory will show you a world of opportunities.

Elroi Academy

Careers without matric

Learning how to export

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