You are not able to study Educare without a Matric certificate.

Educare is one of the few NATED courses for which you need a Matric Certificate (National Senior Certificate) in order to study. Educare is ranked as a National Accredited Trade Educational Diploma, which ranges from N4 to N6 and includes the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma.

This programme is offered by FET, TVET, and Private Colleges, either face-to-face or through distance learning.

Course Entry Requirements – If you are looking to study for a National Certificate: N4 Educare, the only requirement is a National Senior Certificate.

How Can I Then Study Educare If I Do Not Have A Matric?

If you have your heart set on studying Educare then there is an educational alternative to follow. If you do not have a Matric Certificate, and if you are 21 years old or older then you qualify for the Amended Senior Certificate.

The Amended Senior Certificate, also known as an Adult Matric Certificate, is designed to bypass the issue being that they did not complete or failed their matric exams in the year-end examinations. This can be achieved by completing on of the following criteria, rewriting your Matric, Upgrading your matric or doing an Adult Matric course.

The DHET developed the Adult Matric programme to allow the students who never got their Matric Certificate, a second chance at getting a certificate that carries the same educational value to the National Senior Certificate. 

You can also have a look at some no-matric courses  or Matric Equivalent Courses offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

How Does The Amended Senior Certificate Work?

As developed by the DHET, this certificate program is aimed at anyone aged 21 and older who wants to complete a certificate that is equal to a National Senior Certificate. 

The Adult Matric and the traditional Matric Certificate are both offered, awarded and issued by Umalusi. The certificates are basically the same.

Course Information - Adult Matric

Find here all the basic course information you need to know regarding the Amended Senior Certificate (Adult Matric):

Course: Amended Senior Certificate
Programme Type: National Qualification
Award Type: Senior Certificate
Award Issued By: Umalusi
Accredited By: Umalusi

When completing your Adult Matric Program it is recommended that you do so in 12 to 24 months. This will give you enough time to study and prepare for the exams that you need to write to get your Certificate.

The Amended Senior Certificate is at the same NQF Level as a traditional Matric Certificate which is NQF Level 4.

Qualifying Criteria

This is the essentially needed criteria for you to successfully apply for the Amended Senior Certificate:

  1. A Grade 9/Standard 7 School Report/Certificate, or
  2. A certificate that is equivalent to a grade 9 certificate (like ABET level 4), or
  3. A matric result indicating that you did not complete or pass your matric year, and
  4. Your ID indicating that you are 21 years or older, on the day you write your exams

So I Can Study Educare If I Have An Amended Senior Certificate?

If you successfully passed the needed exams as set forth by the DHET for an Amended Senior Certificate, and you have been issued with your Adult Matric Certificate. Then, you can apply to study your NATED: Educare Qualification.

Completing My Amended Senior Certificate And My NATED: Educare Qualification Through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Due to the accreditation that Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has from several different accreditation bodies you can apply for and complete both your Amended Senior Certificate and your NATED: Educare Qualification with us.

Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning carries the following accreditation:

With our accreditation Bellview offers the following courses under the NATED Educare Courses:

Author: Morné van Emmenis

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