Further Education & Training (Grades 10 - 12)

Bursaries and Financial Assistance for School Leavers

(Public Information)
Various provincial government departments offer bursaries and financial assistance for school leavers and students. Below is a list of the available bursaries and financial assistance.

Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology

The Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Constantia, Cape Town, is a new public school started by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) specifically for learners with special talents in Mathematics, Science and Technology. The school forms part of a broader strategy to increase the number of learners matriculating in these subjects on the higher grade, especially those from disadvantaged communities.

Department of Education Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Website

This website contains information for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in South Africa

Examination Information and Results

Western Cape Matric Results

Find a School Near You

The Western Cape Education Department maintains a database of schools and centres in the Province. You can search this database by: School name. Language of instruction. Suburb or town. Education district. Type of school (primary etc). Subjects offered (Grades 8 to12). Special centres (art, music etc).

Online Career Advice

The National Youth Development Agency contains details on numerous career options and the study requirements for each. The information includes: a description of the career personal characteristics that match the career schooling required (including subject choice) tertiary education required potential employers useful sources of information on the career related career options bursary opportunities.  

Registering a Private FET College

FET is the education and training provided from Grades 10 to 12, including career-oriented education and the training offered in technical colleges, community colleges and private colleges.Private institutions offering FET programmes must register with the Department of Higher Education and Training in accordance with the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No 16 of 2006).

Replacing Your Senior Certificate

What happens if you lose your Senior (Matric) Certificate? You can get a duplicate Senior Certificate from the Western Cape Education Department if you wrote your examination in the Western Cape.

Technical Vocational Education and Training (Schools and Colleges)

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) covers Grades 10 to 12 in schools and equivalent levels in TVET colleges (previously called technical colleges), namely NQF levels 2 to 4 and National Technical Certificates 1 to 3. In 2002 existing technical colleges were merged and restructured to form 50 FET colleges nationwide. Each college has several campuses. These colleges aim to provide: high-level skills training theoretical and practical skills linked to specific industry requirements vocational training.