Choosing to go to University is a possibility for many, but not all. Many people do not have the desire to go to University and for them, there are a lot of options out there.
Navigating your post-Matric life does not need to be something you should worry about as there are so many possible avenues for you to take. We've compiled a list of them as well as resources for you.
South Africa has a wide range of colleges for future students to choose from. These include private colleges, private higher education institutions and public TVET Colleges. There are a number of places in the country for you should you choose to continue your studies somewhere outside of a University.
Private Colleges in South Africa offer students the experience of being on a campus as well as qualifications that are equivalent to a University qualification. A lot of these private colleges also offer online courses.
Some of the most popular private colleges in South Africa are South African College of Applied Psychology, Rosebank College, Varsity College and Damelin College.
Private Higher Education Institutions
A lot of private higher education institutions qualifications that are equivalent to a University qualification. These institutions tend to focus on a specific discipline and focusses on preparing students for the world of work.
Some of the most popular private higher education institutions include Boston City Campus, Regent Business School, MANCOSA, TSIBA and STADIO.
TVET Colleges are higher education institutions where you can study further at from Grade 10 onwards. At these TVET Colleges, you can gain knowledge and skills for the real world.
TVET Colleges are geared through government with South Africa having a total of 50 of them, many in each and every province. These colleges provide both theoretical and practical work to students.
Internships provide you with great work experience that looks great on your CV and helps you to get a permanent job. There are also many internships available for people who just have Matric.
Internships provide real time knowledge and practice for the career you wish to embark on. Internships consist of the intern working on projects, learning about their field and making the connections they need to for the future.
Doing a Learnership is a great opportunity if you want to new learn skills and develop a career in a field you are passionate about. Learnerships are there to help you gain experience and practical training and generally lasts for 12 to 18 months.
Learnerships are usually done to secure a formal qualification. Once the learnership is complete you receive a nationally recognized qualification in both theoretical and practical work components.
Jobs Without A Degree
When you're applying to jobs, your CV is the most important thing and you will need to put time into creating one that would make you look employable. Download your entry level CV template here.
Cover letters are sometimes a requirement as part of the job application process. You can find out how to write a cover letter for job application here.