Apply For The Second Chance Programme Today!

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Applications to register for the Second Chance Programme are currently open. The programme aims to help those learners who did not pass their National Senior Certificate or Extended Senior Certificate. Below you may find more about this program.


The Second Chance Programme aims to provide support to learners who did not meet the requirements of the National Senior Certificate or Extended Senior Certificate. Through the programme, these learners will receive various study materials to help them achieve their desired Matric results. 

Registration for the programme opened on 1 October 2021 and will remain open until 31 January 2022.

The following young people qualify for this programme:

  1. Those who have attempted Matric however would like to improve their results.
  2. Those who did not pass their Matric.
  3. Those who are 21 years old or above, who passed Grade 9 and would like to obtain their Matric certificate.

Those who fall into the third category may register with their Grade 9, 10 or 11 results and a copy of their Identity Document (ID).

The rest of the applicants will need a copy of their ID and their Matric certificate or statement of results to register. Once they have compiled all the necessary documentation, they may visit their local district office or apply online via the Second Chance Programme website. 

Once applicants have registered and have been accepted into the programme, they will receive support from the Department of Basic Education. The support will include television broadcasted programmes, online learning material, printed study material and old Grade 12 question papers. 

Throughout the country, the DBE has made face-to-face classes available at selected locations to help those who require help with understanding the learning material.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Second Chance Programme website or district office if they have any questions about the programme.

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