The National Certificate (Vocation) – NC(V) could be an option for you. This qualification was intended to give workplace-based skill sets in a variety of in-demand South African job sectors increasing an individual’s employability. Not everyone is suited to an academic career and university study. What the NCV does is provide students the opportunity to acquire a specific set of skills that are suitable for the workplace. This means that even if students do not complete matriculation, they will have the opportunity to develop their talents and construct a successful career. They can even eventually obtain a matric equivalence with the added advantage of having learnt valuable workplace skills. In general, in order to obtain a National Certificate (Vocational), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects (Life Orientation, Mathematics or Mathematical literacy, Language – usually English) and 4 vocational subjects, of which 3 are compulsory and 1 is optional.
Read more about the NC(V) here.