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Adult Matric

Join our 24 month Adult Matric programme and receive your CAPS aligned National Senior Certificate - because its never too late to have success at any age.

Applications open for January 2023
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It’s never too late! Do a twenty-four-month, part-time, online course with UCT Online High School in preparation for your Adult Matric and find success at any age.

“A matric certificate can transform young and old people’s futures alike, by signalling their knowledge and skills to employers, creating pathways to further education, and ultimately improving their chances of finding work, keeping a job, and earning a higher salary.”
- Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
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Celebrating second chances

UCT Online High School for Adult Matric is here to celebrate those adults who were unable, or never given the opportunity, to write their Matric when they were young.

Because it’s never too late to enable a better future for you and your family.

Work part-time towards achieving your Adult Matric through the most recognised university in Africa and master your own destiny!

Meet our Head of School for Adult Matric, Sipho Mpisane

“In line with our vision to accelerate access to world-class high school education — so that we can unleash South Africa's potential — UCT Online High School is proud to be making more strides toward that vision through our Adult Matric qualification. Education should not be a privilege, it is a basic human right, and our Adult Matric programme means hope and a second chance towards a better future through the opportunities that come with having a matric qualification in South Africa. We are proud to unlock this door and even more proud of those who will choose to step in and walk boldly through towards a better future.”
- Sipho Mpisane
UCT's vice chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Launching soon

We’ll be rolling out this new offering shortly. Please fill in your details below and you’ll be the first to know when admissions open!

Learner requirements

  • A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week (over 7 days)
  • A strong, self-motivated work ethic
  • Ability to meet deadlines and take ownership of assignments
  • Reasonable technical proficiency

Course Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop computer with a webcam
  • Stable internet connection (minimum 10Mbps)
  • Uninterrupted power supply (UPS)

Application requirements

  • Adult Matric Learners must be 21 years or older when they sit for their matric exam
  • Have a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or
  • Have passed Grade 9 (old Standard 7) or
  • Have a recognised equivalent qualification
  • * Please note that there are no live classes, facilitator presence is fostered through aspirational, pre-recorded videos containing excellent learning content.

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