What is Technical Matric National Senior Certificate?
Many people always ask the question: What is Technical Matric National Senior Certificate. And whether it is a recognized certificate and can they further their studies with the certificate. The article below aims to answer those questions. Please continue reading below. For more resources on Technical Matric N3, there is a website with great information that will help you with how you can obtain the certificate, registration, fees, etc. Click Here
Technical Matric is a Department of Higher Education qualification accredited by the regulatory body Umalusi as an equivalent to a National Senior certificate. The qualification is obtained by completing four (4) N3 subjects and adding Business English and Sake Afrikaans languages. The two languages are compulsory for anyone who wants to complete Technical Matric.
How can you obtain Technical Matric National Senior Certificate?
Technical Matric National Senior Certificate can be obtained in a number of ways depending on an individual. As previously mentioned, you can now obtain Technical Matric National Senior certificate by completing six subjects in total. These subjects can be completed in a number of ways. There are three trimesters in which one can do their Matric-in April exams, July/August exams and November exams. This does not mean that you can write all the six subjects at the same time; however you can divide your subjects into two per trimester or three.
For example, a person who wants to have two exam sittings can do three subjects in one trimester and the last two in the other trimester giving a total of six subjects. However please note that Business English and Sake Afrikaans are only written in November exams.
Different types of studies for Technical Matric
You can obtain Technical Matric National Senior Certificate in different ways. The most common way that has been used is to attend classes at a nearest college that offers Technical Matric. The other option is to do your Matric through distance or what they commonly call correspondence learning.
There are a few colleges that offer distance learning at the best quality as possible. Hence before you register it is important to check ask the support you will receive from that particular college. One of the colleges we usually recommend and has consistently helped students get their Matric through distance learning is Ekurhuleni Tech College. For more information on distance learning through Ekurhuleni Tech College you can click here and visit their website.
As mentioned, studying through attending classes is the best one as you can have the experience and advantage of getting all the possible understanding as possible, however the problem comes when you do not have the time to attend these classes and your schedule being tight. For such people we suggest that they opt for distance learning. As mentioned Ekurhuleni Tech College is one of the best in that area in the whole country.
What happens after writing all your exams?
After you have written and passed all your exams, the Department of Education will issue you with your statements and subject certificates for every subject you have passed. If you have passed all your four subjects plus your two languages Business English and Sake Afrikaans, it is then on the onus of the student to apply at the department to combine the subjects and obtain a single National Senior
Sample certificate for Technical Matric N3
Can Technical Matric N3 qualify me for University and other studies
The answer is yes. You can further your studies with Technical Matric N3. Apart from assisting you to apply for employment, you can further your studies with the certificate. I will be however quick to state that just like any other matric, the further studies you want to pursue are always dependent on the subjects you did in your matric. For example, Technical Matric does not have Biology (Life Science related subjects), hence you cannot use it for studies that need those subjects like nursing, Doctor, or any health related studies.
The best thing to do is to find out the requirements with the relevant University or college where you want to further your studies and inquire about Technical Matric N3 before deciding to study it.
Where can you register
You can register for Technical Matric N3 from many colleges which offer the course. The best recommeded college is Ekurhuleni Technical College situated in Krugersdorp. They offer both distance learning and classes for Technical Matric. You can visit their website here is interested.
They also have a great book that explains what Techical Matric N3 is and you can download it for free.