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Q: What qualification can I get with Mathematical Literacy?

A: Here are 200 Qualifications which include either:

  • No Maths Literacy needed (Entry – Grade 9) or
  • Maths Literacy from 30% to 80%, (+ Entry Grades 11 to 12) required for Certificates, Diplomas and NSC for Degrees.

NOTE: These qualifications require other subjects and marks for entry. This list was created using 2019 information but educational institutions can change their Entry Requirements from year to year, so check 2020 prospectuses / student guides before applying.

Grade 9 (with or without MATHS LITERACY)

 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE – VOCATIONAL (NCV) (N2 – N4) (TVET College)

If you have passed Grade 9, you can decide in Grade 10, or 11 to do a

  • Beauty Therapy (ITEC Diploma)
  • Business Management
  • Engineering & Related Design
  • Education & Development
  • Finance, Economics & Accounting
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Information Technology & Computer Science
  • Jewellery Manufacture
  • Primary Health
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Transport & Logistics

Grades 11 or 12:  MATHS LITERACY 30-39%

Further Education & Training Certificate (FETC) (N4) Entry Level: Grade 11 or NQF Level 3 to N5 or 6.

  • Design Foundation
  • Hairdressing

 HIGHER CERTIFICATE (Level 5)

  • Early Childhood Development (Entry Level Grade 11 or Level 4 – Grade 12) (National Certificate in ECD)
  • Music Performance

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDip) (N4 – N6) (Entry Level Grade 12)

  • Art & Design
  • Beauty Therapy Itec Diploma (level 4 & 5) (Req: Life Science or Biology knowledge and background at Grade 12 level)
  • Business Management
  • Fashion
  • Financial Management
  • Educare
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Hospitality & Catering Services
  • Management Assistant
  • Music

NSC + 30-39% MATHS LITERACY

  • The qualification options before this section are also available for you to apply.
  • Some institutions require a higher Maths Literacy mark.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

NATIONAL HIGHER CERTIFICATE (NHC)

  • Accountancy
  • Financial Information Systems

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDip)

  • Nursing (Community)
  • Nursing (Administration)
  • Nursing (Education)
  • Theology

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Corporate & Marketing
  • Dramatic Art
  • Fine Arts
  • Economics
  • Governance
  • Human Movement
  • Journalism
  • Language
  • Management
  • Media Studies & Journalism
  • Psychology Academic plan 2: Anthropology and Psychology/Sociology

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

  • B Education – Foundation or Intermediate

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

  • Music

BACHELOR SOCIAL SCIENCE (B SOC SCI)

  • Social Science
  • Criminology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Management studies
  • History and Sociology
  • History and Political Science
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • Political Science and Communication Science
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • Sociology and Tourism/Geography
  • Sociology and Communication Science

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

  • Social Work

NSC + 40-49% MATHS LITERACY

  • Everything listed here below 40% could also be an option, so check everything on this page.
  • Different institutions may require different Maths Literacy marks.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE (HC)

  • Dental Assisting

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDIP)

Note: In many cases you can continue with a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) after completing your NDip.

  • Administrative Mgt: Financial /General
  • Agricultural Management
  • Adventure Tourism Management
  • Ceramic Design
  • Contact Centre Management
  • Correctional Services Management
  • Credit Management
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Ecotourism Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health
  • Fashion
  • Film & TV Production
  • Hospitality Management
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Journalism
  • Local Government Finance
  • Local Government Management
  • Logistics
  • Management Services
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nature Conservation
  • Operations Management
  • Oral Health
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Performing Arts Technology
  • Photography
  • Policing / Road Traffic
  • Public Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Recreation Management
  • Retail Business Management
  • Somatology
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Science
  • Transport Management
  • Vocal Art

BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION

  • Administration
  • Administration (Local Government)

BACHELOR OF ARTS

  • Bachelor of Arts – General
  • Bachelor of Arts (Law)
  • Library and Information Science
  • Human Ecology (Education)
  • Theology

BACHELOR OF DEVELOPMENT (BDEV)

  • Development

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (BEd)

  • Education

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION SCIENCE (BIS)

  • Information Science
  • Publishing

BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BMus)

  • Music / (General) / (Jazz)

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (B Soc Sc)

  • Social Work

BACHELOR OF SPEECH / AUDIOLOGY

  • Speech-Language Pathology (4 years)
  • Audiology (4 years)

BACHELOR OF VISUAL ART

  • Visual Art – 1st year general. (2nd year streams: Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography, Drawing, Ceramics, Glass, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture)

NSC + 50 % MATHS LITERACY

  • The qualification options before this section are also available for you to apply.
  • Some institutions require a higher Maths Literacy mark.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

NATIONAL HIGHER CERTIFICATE Universities of Technology & Combined Universities

  • Accountancy
  • Financial Information Systems

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDip) Universities of Technology & Combined Universities

Please note: There are many other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.

  • Agric: Animal Production
  • Agric: Commercial Mixed Farming
  • Agric: Crop Production
  • Agric: Development & Extension
  • Clothing & Textile Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Events Management
  • Hospitality Management (Accommodation)
  • Hospitality Management (Food & Beverage)
  • Hospitality Management (Professional Cookery)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Public Administration
  • Printing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Business Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Sport Management

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

  • Design (Communication Design)
  • Design (Media Design)
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Communication
  • Sport Development
  • Visual Art

BACHELOR OF PARALEGAL STUDIES

  • Paralegal Studies (only at Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

NSC + 60-69% MATHS LITERACY

  • Everything listed before this section could also be an option, so check everything on this page.
  • Different institutions may require different Maths Literacy marks.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDIP)

  • Accountancy
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Business Communication
  • Clothing Management
  • Consumer Science
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Economic Management Analysis
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Equine Science
  • Events Management
  • Fashion
  • Fashion (Fashion Production – Dip)
  • Finance & Accounting (Public)
  • Fire Technology
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Auditing
  • International Communication
  • Jewellery Design & Manufacture
  • Journalism
  • Labour Law
  • Landscape Technology
  • Legal Assistance
  • Library & Information Studies
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Nature Conservation
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Office Management & Technology
  • Officiating & Coaching Science
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Policing
  • Public Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Real Estate
  • Safety Management
  • Sport & Exercise Technology
  • Surface Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Tourism Management
  • Financial Services Operations
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Management Services
  • Operations Management
  • Public Management & Governance (BA)
  • Speech‐Pathology & Audiology (BSc)
  • Tourism Management (BA)
  • Transportation Management

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

  • Design (Industrial Design)
  • Design (Industrial Design)
  • Design (Fashion Design)

BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE

  • Agriculture (Extended)

BACHELOR OF BIOKENETICS

Biokinetics

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (BCOM)

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Finance

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

  • Education – FET Specialisation

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc)

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

NSC + 70-79% MATHS LITERACY

  • Every option listed before this section could also be available for you to apply, so check everything on this page.
  • Different institutions may require different Maths Literacy marks.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

  • Accounting (Extended)
  • Tourism (Extended)

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B Ed)

  • Education High School (Subject: Business Management/ Geography/ Life Sciences)

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (NDIP)

  • Logistics
  • Retail Business Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Transportation Management

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

  • Business Management (Extended)
  • Economics & Econometrics (Extended)

LLB LAW

  • LLB Law
  • Finance

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc)

  • Physiotherapy
  • Complementary Health Sciences
  • Dietetics
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
  • Consumer Science

BACHELOR OF NURSING

  • Nursing

BACHELOR OF CONSUMER SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Consumer Science

NSC + 80%+ MATHS LITERACY

  • Everything listed before 80% could also be an option, so check everything on this page.
  • Different institutions may require different Maths Literacy marks.
  • There are other subject and mark requirements – you have to check with the institution of your choice.
  • Not all institutions offer these courses.

BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE (B AGRI)

  • Agriculture (Excluding BAgri Economics)

BACHELOR OF CLINICAL MEDICAL PRACTICE (BCMP)

  • Clinical Medical Practice

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Extended)

REMEMBER!!

  • Universities use the Accumulative/Academic Point Score (APS) as well as marks in single subjects to decide on your application. The APS adds all your marks together.
  • Although the minimum required mark for a course might be, for e.g. 50-59% for Maths Literacy, there are hundreds of learners competing for that one place and the University may choose higher scoring applicants. Choose more than one course to study and more than one institution to study at. And try for the very highest mark you can get to improve your chances.
  • Universities conduct a BENCHMARK TEST that may affect what you are allowed to do.
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