No qualifications but want to be a security guard?

If you want to become a security guard but you do not have the right qualifications, online learning, or getting your matric by studying on the Internet, may be your answer.

No qualifications but want to be a security guard?

Minimum requirements for a security guard

The minimum requirement to become a security guard is school-level Grade 9 which is the same as ABET level 3.

What do you do if you don’t have Grade 9 or did not pass an ABET 3 level evaluation?

You can get Grade 9 qualifications via online or home-study education with these subjects:

  • English
  • Afrikaans/IsiZulu
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Computer Studies
  • Accounts
  • Science 1 and 2
  • Commerce
  • Life Orientation
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Science
  • French
  • History
  • English Literature
  • Coding/Robotics

You can get your ABET Level 3 which covers these learning areas:

  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Language, Literacy and Communication
  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Management sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Ancillary Health Care
  • SMME

Distance learning courses without a Grade 12 certificate

You can study accredited distance learning courses on ABET Levels 3 and 4, even without Mathematics.

These include courses such as:

  • Adult Matric – National Senior Certificate
  • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Studies
  • Policing, Forensics and Investigation Studies
  • Office Administration and Secretarial Studies
  • ICB Business Management Studies
  • Business Management Studies
  • Beauty Therapy Studies
  • Occupational Health and Safety Studies
  • Project Management Studies
  • Computer and IT Studies
  • Child Day Care Studies
  • Office Work Skills Short Courses
  • ICB Public Sector Accounting

(Some of these courses are not a sound basis for becoming a security guard, so you must choose carefully)

If you did Matric but did not pass, you could do a Matric Rewrite Programme which includes these subjects:

  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans FAL
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Science
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Geography

If you are older than 21 you qualify to enrol for matric by entering an Amended Senior Certificate course.

Where to study

  1. Taal-Net Virtual School
  2. FET Colleges
  3. FET College study without Matric
  4. Damelin
  5. Empirical Academy

Becoming a security guard without an education is not possible, so it is in you own interest to get a basic education as soon as possible.