What are the NBTs and why should I prepare?

The NBTs explained

The National Benchmark Test (NBT) is a set of tests used to assess a learner’s academic readiness for university. The NBTs are split into two 3-hour exams, one is called AQL and the other MAT. The AQL focuses on Academic and Quantitative Literacy and the MAT focuses on Mathematics.

Universities use the results of the NBTs to determine what extra support the learner may need at university. Universities also use the results to decide whether or not a learner’s university application is successful. This is why it is so advantageous to properly prepare for these important tests. Having helped over 23’000 learners prepare for their NBTs, let AdvantageLearn, the leaders in NBT Preparation, give you the edge.

Prepare for your NBT with Advantage Learn

We recommend both workshops and courses, but we’ll let you decide!

NBT workshops are in-person or live online classroom-style lessons.

Taught by only the best educators, these workshops have been helping learners to succeed in the NBTs since 2013. Our workshops are available in-person across all major metros in South Africa, as well as via a live-stream, giving you face-time with an educator.

  • AQL & MAT workshops
  • NBT Workbook
  • Access to Advantage Learn mock NBT tests
  • Available in English
  • Q&A during the lesson
  • Learn at a set date and time
Online Courses

Our online courses consist of recorded video lessons, practice quizzes and downloadable worksheets.

These courses enable you to learn any time via a video lesson path. Our coaches and online support teachers are also ready to help you with your NBT preparation via our live chat feature.

  • AQL & MAT courses
  • 12 Months access
  • Access to Advantage Learn mock NBT tests
  • Available in English or Afrikaans
  • Online Teacher support
  • Learn in your own time
For Schools

Advantage Learn offers schools and organisations NBT workshops and course packages for their learners. If you would like more information about these packages, contact our team via live chat or email [email protected].

  • Workshop at your school
  • Special school discounts
  • Workshop and course packages available

NBT Preparation pricing table

R2,767 R2,214.08
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R3,589.30 R3,230.37
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R4,411 R3,969.90
10% off
Online Course
Learn on-demand, from anywhere.
Live Online Workshop
The workshop experience from anywhere.
In-Person Workshop
Our coveted in-person workshops.

Do you know we offer a hassle-free booking experience for R6 833.20? Find out if our Premium Pass is right for you

We have also put together a full 2024 NBT downloadable PDF that contains all available Workshops and Courses as well as some helpful tips on how to choose the right preparation for you.

How to decide which NBT preparation is right for you

If this is the first time you are reading about the NBTs and NBT preparation, then it can be overwhelming to know what to do.

There are a few things you need to know before deciding which preparation is right for you. First, you’ll need to decide whether or not you need to do just the AQL test or both the AQL and MAT tests. Second, you’ll need to decide which preparation is right for you. Should you join a workshop, course or do both? We’ve made a short explanation video to help you to better understand the NBTs and make these decisions.

How to decide which NBT preparation is right for you

Still battling to decide? Read more about the NBTs

Introducing the Premium Pass for NBT preparation

We offer the widest and best NBT preparation offerings on the market! With such a wide range it is often hard to decide what is right for your (your child’s) preparation. If all this choice is giving you analysis paralysis then maybe our premium pass is right for you? It gives you total flexibility and our full NBT offering, all for one single price.

Each Premium Pass includes:

  • Our complete NBT Preparation offering for one simple, straightforward price.
  • Access to one of each type of workshop! This would mean you could join a single MAT in person workshop, a single AQL in person workshop, a single MAT live online workshop AND a single AQL live online workshop, just talk to your dedicated NBT guide. Please note, seats in our workshops are limited and bookings are subject to availability.
  • Access to one of each type of online course, including MAT, AQL and our MAT Cambridge bridging course.
  • A dedicated NBT guide who will contact you to book your workshop dates to save you the hassle of having to select your workshops through our checkout process.

R6 833.20

*All inclusive NBT Preparation

Book a Premium Pass
We offer the widest and best NBT preparation offerings on the market! With such a wide range it is often hard to decide what is right for your (your child’s) preparation. If all this choice is giving you analysis paralysis then maybe our premium pass is right for you? It gives you total flexibility and our full NBT offering, all for one single price.

Each Premium Pass includes:

  • Our complete NBT Preparation offering for one simple, straightforward price.
  • Access to one of each type of workshop! This would mean you could join a single MAT in person workshop, a single AQL in person workshop, a single MAT live online workshop AND a single AQL live online workshop, just talk to your dedicated NBT guide. Please note, seats in our workshops are limited and bookings are subject to availability.
  • Access to one of each type of online course, including MAT, AQL and our MAT Cambridge bridging course.
  • A dedicated NBT guide who will contact you to book your workshop dates to save you the hassle of having to select your workshops through our checkout process.

R6 833.20

*All inclusive NBT Preparation

Book a Premium Pass
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Schools that prepare with us

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Lungi’s NBT success story

How NBT preparation helped Lungi

In 2017, Lungi Mkhize from Maris Stella School in Durban needed to write her NBTs to get into Engineering at Wits University. Lungi heard about how difficult the NBTs are and was nervous about taking them, so she signed up for an AdvantageLearn preparation workshop and course to help her prepare. Listen to Lungi’s story of how this NBT preparation benefited her in achieving university success.

Testimony Image Jenny Koster Head of Physical Science, Cornwall Hill College, Pretoria
The staff members at Cornwall Hill College would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Advantage Learn. The College has made use of the Advantage Learn NBT Course since 2013, and approximately 75%—80% of Cornwall Hill College students enroll for the course each year. The thorough preparation that Advantage Learn gives the students means that they know what to expect in the exam. Our students find the Mathematics course especially beneficial, and their solid grounding has led to increased admissions into the Health Sciences courses offered at university. In addition, they are able to utilize the online MAT and AQL exercises for additional practice. Feedback from our students is always exceptionally positive with many of them remarking that their very good results would not have been possible had it not been for the Advantage Learn NBT Course!


This course was very helpful as it showed me what I could expect for the NBT Test. If I hadn’t been on this course I would have likely overthought and overall not done well on the paper. We were also taught methods that will assist us in grade 12 math and uni math due to it using our brain instead of relying on a calculator.

- Joshua Williamson -

The session was incredibly helpful and gave a good throughline to what the NBT will look like

- Woxola Nqaba Kudiabor Anyetei -

This course familiarised me with the way in which an NBT is written, I was revised on many topics that I had forgotten and the course gave me a lot off skills which allowed me to save time in my NBT, a very necessary skill needed for the test. THANK YOU!!!

- Tony Jones -

I am definitely glad to have done the MAT portion of the NBT prep, as it prepared me to think differently. It didn't properly prepare me though, as the MAT questions were way more intense and hectic. I've never experienced Maths quite on this level of thinking.

- Ethan Herbst -


- Mia Naidoo -

Very helpful, thank you

- Carissa Tredoux -

It was absolutely brilliant , the teaching was immaculate and truly helped me! Thank you so much Cris!

- Tayla Krause -

The teachers in the online workshop were passionate and engaging. The content really helped me to see other ways of thinking and approaching maths problems I otherwise would not have considered. It also helped me to see my gaps in knowledge and which maths topics to focus on revising.

- Megan Tichareva -

Very helpful, not just for NBT's but also for exam prep, the MAT booklet is an excellent resource! I feel more prepared than ever for these NBT's. The teachers were all so kind and helpful, even during breaks they were taking questions. Though it is expensive, the resources are worth it.

- Ameerah Thomas -

My daughter attended both NBT workshops 2 weeks prior to her mid year exams. I have seen a remarkable shift in the manner in which she approaches especially her Maths studies. I am most impressed with the skills she learnt at the NBT workshop and recommend it to anyone and everyone. I had been struggling to find a suitable online tutor, it was pleasing to learn that Advantage learn could do this for her as part of their Maths Neo series, we also purchased the online workshop for Physics. I couldn't be hppier. Thank you so much for everything.

- Sheilla Muller -

The teacher taught me tricks that will help me inmy finals

- Obakeng Mochubele -

The MAT prep is extremely long with a lot of information at once. I feel it would be preferable to do the MAT course over 2 days

- Hannah Toni Koff -

I’m very satisfied with the content and how it prepares you for NBTs. I definitely recommend Advantage Learn!

- Asande Thabiso -

Very informative 2 day workshop and good overview for examinations for both Maths and English

- Jade Young -

It was very helpful. I learnt new tips and tricks that are very beneficial in successfully answering questions in a faster and more efficient way. Not only was it beneficial for my NBT prep but also for my math exams as it serves for a revision lesson as well. The notes that they provided as well as practice examples really make sure that us students are fully equipped for the NBT test. I am more confident and have gained a new mindset called “Think NBT” which I think many people do not know of. I 100% recommend this course.

- vongmubby -

Absolutely phenomenal. It taught me tips and tricks that cut my solving time in half. 10/10 recommend

- Jasmita Singh -

It was great i learnt a lot of new things the teachers where really fun and interactive and the lesson overall was not boring

- Daksh Singh -

the workshop was very helpful & constructive. Both AQL teachers outdid themselves, they went the extra mile. i would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to write an NBT. 5 star experience fr

- thandolwethu zondi -

the lessons were extremely helpful. the teachers were lovely and very prepared and explained really well. i learnt many useful tips for my NBTs

- Diyanah Bulbulia -

It was very helpful and I gained a lot from it. Thank you very much.

- Kelsi Furmage -

I found the lessons very helpful, and our teacher was very good at explaining things well, but I found it difficult to have such long periods without any scheduled breaks, and I think the program could benifit well from breaking up the sessions a bit.

- Allana Bartlo -

Thank you for this opportunity for my sin, he really praised the way workshop was conducted and hoping for the best for his exams

- HN Gumede-Moeletsi -

Thank you for this opportunity for my sin, he really praised the way workshop was conducted and hoping for the best for his exams

- HN Gumede-Moeletsi -

It was very user friendly and helpful.

- Shevi Strauss -

Very useful. Considering I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the NBTs I do truly believe that this helped me massively when I finally wrote them. If you are in two minds about utilising this product, but like me have no real idea what to expect then I highly recommend it.

- Kyle Weston -

Where do I even begin? I had the privilege of enrolling in this remarkable NBT course that not only exceeded my expectations but went above and beyond. Allow me to share my review of this transformative learning experience! From the moment I embarked on this course, I knew I was in for something extraordinary. The content was meticulously curated, catering to both novice learners and seasoned professionals, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals with varying levels of expertise. Each lesson was thoughtfully designed, delivering a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application that fostered a deep understanding of the subject matter. What truly sets this course apart is the unwavering dedication of the advantage learn instructors. Their passion for the subject was palpable, as they expertly guides you through the intricacies of the material of quantitative literacy and academice university english, effortlessly unraveling concepts and making them digestible. But it didn't stop there! The act of generosity and genuine care for me as a student exemplified their unwavering commitment to my success. They acknowledged that learning is not always a linear journey and understood the importance of allowing me ample time to fully grasp and absorb the wealth of information being presented. This course ignited a fire within me, sparking a newfound passion and drive to excel. The curriculum was also extremely well-structured. In conclusion, if you are seeking a NBT course that will revolutionize your understanding of the subject while providing unwavering support and an extended journey of growth in your ability, look no further. This remarkable course not only exceeded all expectations but also extended its arms of guidance, leading me toward a brighter future. I am forever grateful for this unforgettable experience and the dedicated individuals who made it possible. Enroll now and be prepared to embark on a transformative journey that will leave an indelible mark on your NBT result!

- afrikaashin2403 -

Very helpful

- Samantha Hyde -

It was enjoyable and I learnt a lot. I feel like I'll be prepared to write my NBTs now. It felt a bit fast paced, but all in all it was a good experience.

- Thede Tshabalala -

The advantage learn NBT course was extremely helpful. The videos are short but straight to the point, the exercises and practice questions are similar to the ones we're tested on, in the NBT. Many say that you cant really prepare for the nbt but with advantage learn you can.

- Ziyanda Lembethe -

The course is well presented and the examples are challenging. Teacher is well informed and makes the lessons easy to follow.

- RIZA -

The lessons were easy to follow and the platform is user friendly. I feel prepared to tackle the AQL part

- bongamajozi99 -

Great lesson, really helped with my nbt

- Marcia Chaba -

Amazing course helps a lot with the nbt

- Swaleha Desai -

I felt so prepared for my both NBTs. This course really covered all bases!

- Eugenie Burger -

Such a great environment with passionate teachers. The workshop was a big help

- emnetema -

Building the confidence towards the next level!

- Prashant Dabhade -

This course definitely taught me so many useful skills in order to navigate the nbts quickly and efficiently. The teachers were great and I'm glad I did it.

- Noluthando Mdakane -

I feel more prepared for the NBT through the help of the Advantage Learn Campus. I have learned to use my skills in a certain way to be able to answer the questions. Thank you Advantage Learn.

- Lené Kellerman -

The workshop was excellent. Very grateful that I could attend.

- Shanaz Bangie -

Good preparation for the NBT’s. Especially helped to have access to the online course to revise concepts closer to the exam date, after having attended the online course.

- tnagdee -

Excellent course

- Safwaan Nagdee -

Both teachers truly helped me fully understand the concepts that I was rather lacking understanding in. The preparation was beneficial.

- Tsholofelo Bokako -

Trish is an absolute genius, with the further studies Math program. I understand the content real well when she teaches it . She was just as dynamic with the NBT preparation. She went step by step through the material and put my fears at ease. It was a privilege meeting her in person and attending her NBT preparation session. I feel confident now .

- Rowan Gounder -

helped me understand the gaps

- naidoodivyeshen -

We needed a few more breaks as there was a lot to process. The lecturer was superb.

- Joss Alexander -

This workshop made me feel more prepared to write the NBT Maths paper. The book will help me to revise the materials again before the test, and it is also great that I can take a mock exam on your website to complete practice questions. I did a similar workshop with my usual extra maths teacher, and her examples seemed trickier than yours. So I am hoping that the test is more like your questions :-)

- talisa.rademeyer -

The teachers dip really put of effort into taking the time to teach us however in terms of properly and effectively learning, the management of time is weak, in that it is too chunked and leaves you mentally exhausted instead of leaving students with a feeling of understanding and in need of practising what was taught.

- Zanamuhla Nzimande -

It was really a fantastic course that prepared me so well for the NBTs. I highly doubt I would’ve done as well I did if I had not had the preparation of this course. Personally I think I would have managed with just the MAT course, which was in and of itself brilliant for even my matric maths. Thank you advantage learn!

- samlister45 -

From the training itself to all the notes and additional resources online I could not have been more well prepared to write my NBTS.

- kmarkoulides -

Great content explained very well and a great way to prepare for NBTs.

- miteshsa101 -

advantage learn, NBT preparation package is helpful as it is helping me understand many concepts of MATH and again i get to develop new skills on how to tackle problems when doing my MATH homework's and again during the examinations in both mathematics papers and with lessons provided for the AQL, I get to develop a better understating of other English vocabularies. it is very useful I recommend it to every person who needs help with NBT preparations .

- ritshidzephunyugu -

Thanks to Advantage Learn for their well designed NBT preparation workshops. It provided my daughter with the foundation to excel at the examination.

- Tracy Anandham -

It was something completely new to me as I’d never done the CAPS/IEB curriculum, and the sessions helped out so much. The extra tests and videos are also super helpful

- nicola.caldas -

It was a good course and it Helped me get 80 for my NBT test.

- hanzi28012004786 -

Best course to use for preparations for NBTs! The tricks and methods thought in both MAT and AQL were extremely helpful when writing the exam. The questions were very similar to what you would expect. Thank you!

- Jesutofunmi Ifeoluwa Adewumi -

The videos were extremely helpful and made so much sense. The content of the videos mimicked that in the NBT and as a result I got 78% in my Math NBT. The teachers answer quickly and I’m so grateful to advantage learn for all the help.

- matanhirefadzai -

This course is EVERYTHING you need to ace you NBT's. Trish teaches not only content for the NBT's but a way of thinking that you can carry through to your final matric examinations. This course was a delight to take part in and made a massive difference in my understanding of mathematics.

- Gabriel Broderick Poulsen -

Absolutely incredible workshop! It was unbelievably helpful. I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the NBTs without it. Thank you so much!

- 22broery -

The work shop was very good and I got very good preparation and couldn't have done it without the course. I felt so much more comfortable and prepared and ready for what to expect.

- Rachel Nell -

It went really well with my AQL, I achieved 75% for it. The course was amazing and taught me how to think in the situations as it is very different from the conventional english we learn at school.

- Rachel Nell -

My Son did the AQL. Unfortunately we didn't realise that we had to do the MAT course as well so we were unprepared for that.

- Sarah Thomson -

I just wrote me NBT today and honestly I am so glad I did it NBT prep courses. Without it I wouldn’t able to use the skills they have taught me.

- Murielle Nkazi -

The teacher wasted a lot of time in the beginning. We didn’t finish what needed to be done within the 2 workshops. However the recorded version with Trish Pike is a lot better

- Gabi Davis -

My son phoned the workshop a week before his NBT's hugely beneficial. He knew what to expect, was prepared and the test went well for him.

- Nicola Morrow -

Thank you.The workshop was really helpful and fun. At school I can still use what I learnt there to help me.

- Reabetswe Mohlaka -

It was really helpful,thank you.I'm not sure if I would be able to think strategically without the workshop.

- Reabetswe Mohlaka -

The MAT workshop was definitely worth my time. After being so used to using a calculator, the workshop really helped open my mind to methods I would never have thought of on my own. The workshop helped me understand the ways in which I could analyze different questions and how to approach them. The teaching was easy to understand and the response to questions was clear and efficient.

- Yusuf Hajat -

This AQL workshop is a MUST a great learning experience that you do not get at any other school, really helpful to my knowledge

- Karla Espinaco Marrero -

Great course! Teachers are very helpful and thorough.

- Paul Reeves -

The MAT Workshops was really reallyyy helpful in preparing me for the type of questions that the NBT's require. Great preparation!

- Caltha Jacobs -

The workshop was amazing. I learnt so many new things and the teacher was great!

- Kirsten Stewart -

Very informative, the hosts of the webinaar were very pleasant and accommodating of all questions


Very insightful workshop with quick and clever ways of doing problems.

- Kerissa Moodley -

Absolutely Fanatastic! On completion of the AQL and MAT course, I felt well prepared for what I could expect to receive in the NBT. Our teacher (Chris) was outstanding And really brought the challenging concepts down to the student level, which definitely made it easy and relatable to understand. Over a 10/10 course and would highly recommend it to others that aim to tackle the NBTs and do more than succeed!!

- Erin Rose Ungerer -

Hello - attended the mathematics preparation - please advise when I can attend the English preparation.


Tied every aspect and section together

- Aidan Taft -

I can't image having to write the NBTs without have doing this workshop, I would definitely recommend.

- Elmien Putter -

Absolutely fantastic! Great tips and tricks

- Katie Crichton-Stuart -

was helpful to see the lay out and testing style of the AQL.

- Mia Nunez -

The workshop was very helpful in both teaching you how to answer in multiple choice as well as adjust your mindset to learn and see maths in a different way to normal school maths lessons.

- Mia Nunez -

I’m 25, applying to go back to varsity and was required to write my NBTs. This course was so useful for someone like me who has been out of school and away from school maths for 7 years. Thanks so much!

- Nicole Haird -

The only thing I would ask for is some extra questions to work through but overall, a fantastic course.

- Isabelle Vermeulen -

I absolutely love it! It has helped me so much - even more than a any teacher I have ever had. I wrote my NBTs this past weekend and I can say with confidence that it went very well. So thank you Advantage Learn keep doing what you are doing and please don't change.

- Rachel Danilov -

Really enjoyed the course. It helped me a lot not only with NBT’s but for matric as well. Would really appreciate if there was an option to just practice hard questions specifically(especially for mathematics). There is a spot quiz tool which does do that to an extent which I found helpful. The questions given were spot on and even found some of the exact same questions in the MAT NBT.

- Jonathan Morrison -

I received a 90% on my AQL and Mat NBT, my only preparation material was the Advantage Learn course. I would definitely recommend this course. -Farida Cajee

- Farida Cajee -

Very helpful and organized. Amazing with notifying and keeping updated.

- Robyn Dunwoody -

It really helped me with writing the NBT. I used many of the tips and tricks that I was taught.

- Erin De Atouguia -

The lessons and past papers we're very helpful

- Lerato Mudau -

Didn't have any problems. When I was unsure about things the consultants answered my questions almost immediately in the chat box. Very happy about service.

- Mellissa van der Walt -

It was very helpful, and left me feeling well prepared for the NBTs

- Sarah Harding -

Incredibly helpful course, not only for NBTs but for all assessments. Highly recommended!

- Joseph Jonah John -

Would really not recommend. Was not online user friendly and didn’t deliver what was promised.

- Leor Novick -

Hierdie is uitstekende studiemateriaal en oefeninge, wat beslis baie help om leerders voor te berei vir die NBT eksamen. Daarsonder sou my seun se uitslae beslis baie laer gewees het.

- Lizanne Herselman -

Advantage learn het my goed voorberei vir my NBT toetse. Daar is baie soortgelyke vrae in die toetse gevra as wat Advantage Learn my voor voorberei het. Ek sal hierdie kurses voorstel vir enige iemand wat voorbereid in hulle toetse wil instap.

- Berne van Heerden -

Would definitely recommend these courses when prepping for your NBTs. The work is explained clearly and it is very easy to understand what you would need to do during the test.

- Khilona Piyarlall -

Amazing course that helped me improve my marks with over 30%!!

- Carel Benjamin van Wyk -

I found the course extremely helpful and it proved to be beneficial for the NBT's

- Kiarin Naidoo -

If you are unsure of how to prepare for your nbt's (like most students) this is great option.

- Constance Jonkers -

I was a bit skeptical about paying so much for a course but it was one of the best choices I made, I had one of the best results amongst my peers, I would definitely recommend this course to anyone writing the NBT’s


Such great help with the preparation course covering all relevant topics and the website tests for preparation. The spot tests assisted me in finding my areas of weakness. Trish is a fantastic teacher that is always willing to help when you need assistance, and her experience is valued. I would have never been able to do as well as I did without it!

- Noah Ditz -

From an educator's perspective I found it to be excellent It would challenge the learners and prepare them well for the NBT examination

- Marie Sturgess -

it was really helpful

- Nikita Krost -

Thank you for helping me to prepare for the NBTs. However, it would be nice if there were different papers than the mock tests we were provided with. The staff otherwise, were very friendly and helpful and I learned a lot during the time that I attended my workshops.

- Thanda Madekurozwa -

It's really been so helpful! I've found it's helped me so much especially with how much detail is given and effort is put into each section, question and correction.

- Kelly Corbett -

Advantage Learn has really helped me with my confidence with regards to math and Afrikaans. Thank you for the endless amount of effort you have put in to help us better our education and future.

- Genevieve Poupard -

Comprehensive and well presented workshop!

- Peet Pretorius -

Found the course to be very good and helpfull. Thank you.

- Heinrigh Pieterse -

Amazing ! I could not recommend more. It was also such nice revision !

- Thoraya Bonnin -

Very informative and organized! Learnt so much, thank you Trish

- Tristen Nimmo -

One word. Amazing. Learnt so many new EASY methods of solving tricky questions. Trish, you are the best, THANK YOU.

- Sayfullah Jumoorty -

Excellent and very helpful!

- Pranav Kanjee -

My daughter Shriya thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. It certainly makes her feel more confident going into the NBTs.

- Samantha Perumal -

I enjoyed Mrs Pike's methods of teaching. She kept us engaged and worked at a good pace. It really was worth it to attend this course. Thank you so much AdvantageLearn!

- Keiasha Gounden -

Workshop was very helpful. Tutor was friendly and helpful

- Marianne Lazarus -

Very fast and struggled to keep up, however enjoyed the lessons

- Erin Dunford -

Well planned out & everything is made simpler. There’s great resources for you even after the course

- Aneme Khowa -

It was a really good course and I think it will become of value when preparing for NBT.

- Warren Freemantle -

It was a really good course and I think it will become of value when preparing for NBT.

- Warren Freemantle -

I found this course helpful in preparing for the NBT and the live streaming worked well.

- Garth Freemantle -

I found this course helpful in preparing for the NBT and the live streaming worked well.

- Garth Freemantle -

When we first practiced some questions I was barely able to understand them but with the workshop I answered a lot more practice questions correctly. This workshop was incredibly helpful and I would suggest to anyone who wants to feel more confident and reassured about their NBTs!

- Bianca Dos Santos -

It greatly helped me learn how to approach the MAT NBTs and taught me skills that I didn't previously possess. It also made me feel a lot more confident about the prospect of writing my NBTs! It truly was a brilliant workshop!

- Bianca Dos Santos -

The breaks were too short. We only had a 10 minutes break throughout the 4 hours of the workshop. The teacher wasn’t the best suited for this workshop.

- Bianca Joseph -

Trish was great

- Christina Katakuzinos -

The workshop really helps in putting you in the mind set and way of thinking that is needed when tackling the test. I recommend doing it and learning as much as you can from it. NBTs offer a very different way of testing than we are used to. It’s worth it

- Lunani Gamede -

I found the course unbelievably helpful and I can honestly say I am now well prepared and confident for the test.

- Owen Botha -

That workshop was extremely helpful and gave me insight as to what to expect. The NBTs are a very different type of test and this course helped me prepare better for what's to come. I really enjoyed it!

- Anusha Singh -

It improves your interpretation skills in English texts and enhances your understanding of the data analyzing section of mathematics

- Philile Shelembe -

Great interactive experience. Makes you even wonder why you needed a calculator in the first place!

- Philile Shelembe -

Very helpful and makes me feel more prepared and confident for the NBTs

- Kayuri Chetty -

I found it to be a great help and very easy to use. The workshop put my mind at ease about the NBTs and now I know what to expect. Thank you!

- Matthew Beukes -

The first session (Saturday) was very insightful however I felt that the the second session (Sunday) was very rushed also considering that this was a topic I'm struggling on. With any questions that needed to be answered, I ended up just guessing as I couldn't keep up.

- Michaela Van Der Berg -

Despite not being able to see her students during the livestream the teacher knew which specific sections we would struggle in which is indication of her experience and allowed us to trust her fully in preparing us.

- Maria Magagula -

The live stream workshop was easy going, enlightening and I am so grateful for the use of Nearpod interactive sessions as it gave me indication of how fast I need to think and answer the nbt questions.

- Maria Magagula -

Very well co-ordinated and extremely helpful in preparing for the exams. The Maths definitely was a shocker, my learner will need to revise her strategy.

- Hettie Randall -

The NBT prep course for the AQL section was extremely helpful. it brought about a new perspective on i respond to certain questions. I learnt many new things that i had no idea of previously. The tutor worked well in explaining all the concepts and worked with us answering very difficult questions. He taught me new ways to work out questions in a much faster and concise method. The live streamed course also allowed me to send through questions that i did not understand and they were answered immediately. i definitely recommend these courses to others who are preparing for their nbt tests

- Talia Shanice Augustine -

This is an excellent workshop to take. All of the lecturers where kind and answered all of my questions.

- Henriette Lategan -

I would recommend this course to all students. I am glad I decided to use this course to prepare for the nbt because of the in-depth live sessions.

- Dani Otto -

It was extremely informative and very well planned out. I enjoyed the teaching and understood what was being taught. It was very worthwhile!

- Jessica Randall -

Very helpful and informative. Great notes and very friendly teacher who is kind, smart and helpful

- Rayde Kruger -

Very helpful and informative, thank you

- Scott Blackwell -


- Megan Meredith -

My son says the course was extremely beneficial and worthwhile

- Janine Feldman -

I really enjoyed the lessons, if we wanted to ask a question, the question would be answered immediately and the tricks given by the teacher was very helpful.

- Skyla Arendse -

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found it very useful.

- Jaime Altshuler -

For what it was, it did it’s job, I feel I have a good understanding of potential questions. I wish, however, it didn’t feel so impersonal however it’s understood that that is due to our circumstances

- Rohan Bhula -

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, it was very useful.

- Jaime Altshuler -

great learning experience. easy to understand and well explained, if someone had a question it was answered very quickly.

- Jacques Horn -

Awesome workshop, the tutor was amazing and I have learnt so much!

- Adrienne Addinall-Kokkas -

Excellent tuition, many topics covered which we haven't even had covered by our teachers in school. Feel more prepared (and a little bit scared because now I know NBTs aren't as easy as they're made out to be.)

- Adrienne Addinall-Kokkas -

the course was very very good. The only complaint I have is that the maths went a little too quickly for my liking. Other than that, the course was great.

- Tatiana Vlahos -

the educators were extremely helpful, and I really think it helped.

- Tatiana Vlahos -

Hi Mike and Trish, my daughter really enjoyed her on online sessions with you. Many thanks Saira

- Saira Atkinson -

It was a very organized and helpful course

- Ashlyn Maitin -

Very efficient service the learners gave positive feedback and say it has helped them to prepare for the exams. Thank you!

- Hettie Randall -

It was super informative and helpful. I am going to ace the nbts now!

- Thando Silinda -

It was really helpful and interactive!

- Sayuri Naidoo -

I would actually recommend doing more webinars as it saves you guys costs and can therefore lower the cost of the nbt courses as I found the course very helpful.

- Justin Brooks -

Really worth it, gives you a new and quicker way of thinking

- Thejal Maharaj -

I think the workshop was beneficial. Understandable with regards to time, I feel like it was done quite fast paced. But it was helpful.

- James Lowe -

Well ordered and carried out and very professional

- Shivaan Naidoo -

It was very helpful!

- Aied Alenezi -

The workshop was excellent!

- Aied Alenezi -

Best preparation ever.

- Nkwanyana Vukile -

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and found them highly beneficial.

- Jaime Altshuler -

Very helpful and informative. I particularly enjoyed the ‘shortcuts’ and ‘tricks’ presented in the video.

- Atiyah Asmal -

A good review of concepts that will be necessary to know for the NBT AQL test. I especially thought the practice quizzes were useful.

- Santhani Rungan -

This was a very useful session! Lots of tips and techniques that will be necessary for the NBT tests. The Nearpod session was good to simulate a short testing situation. Emily was a good teacher.

- Santhani Rungan -

I absolutely loved the online workshop. It actually helped me understand better and the quizzes kept me motivated throughout the entire lesson.

- Suné Pieterse -

It was very much rushed. Im writing the Afrikaans AQL and I desired to receive more tips with the AL test, on things like how I should prepare, which big afrikaans words should I know because I struggle with a lot of word terminology. But i guess it's just me. The maths was fine. Insightful . Dilla is a maths teacher after all. Not blaming her I respect and know she was out of her comfort zone giving the afrikaans.

- Hoffmann du Toit -

Sir was an amazing teacher. He explained concepts very well and clearly. He made sure we understood and gave us additional time to go through and complete the last test.

- Diya Lutchman -

Really helpful, opens you up to a new way of thinking that is necessary to do well

- Thejal Maharaj -

Emily found the session very useful and it has given her the extra confidence needed for her upcoming NBT test.

- Ruth Boake -

Well organized and great under the lockdown circumstances

- Shaheen Govender -

Love love love - highly recommended!

- Katelyn Coetzer -

The workshop was extremely helpful and taught me many new skills. It has also boosted my confidence and minimized my worries for the coming up NBT examination.

- Clara Lubbe -

Very professional and well run. Extremely easy to follow

- Kasthurba Maharaj -

This course was really helpful especially during this time. Without it I would not have been able to fully understand the topics I was covering.

- kesharv arjun -

Very good lesson using various techniques and thought processes to determine answers. Very good overall.

- Tegan Short -

It was helpful and informative

- Mseleku Pamela -

Everything is good but The question should more strong and hard to be prepared to the NBT exam


Thank you so much, this course was extremely helpful. I left high school a while ago and this was a great revision for my NBTs. I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about getting that good score to qualify for your degree and getting accepted into University.

- Sisipho Lufele -

Great help. Really helped me to prepare

- Anelke Van der merwe -

It is a wonderful course, it improved my NBT results dramatically. It also helped me with my maths exam preparation. Thank you so much!

- Alejandra Kapuire -

The online preparation is very enriching and helpful. It is of great benefit for anyone preparing to write NBT. I've been recommending it to other students. A summary that awakens the spirit.

- Esther Maris -

Quick reminder of difficult maths and clear explanation of problems.

- Nerissa Serfontein -

Would highly recommend this NBT course. The video explanations are a great help and many of the Math questions were very similar to the actual NBT. Do make sure that you give yourself sufficient time to work through the course.

- Keshin Bheema -

Absolutely a lifesaving course!

- Waheed Amanjee -

I thoroughly enjoyed this application as it prepared me for the NBT setting with relevant information and time constraints, however i was slightly irritated by the fact that i couldn't reset mock tests once i had completed them. I suggest the option for individuals to reset mock tests on certain topics once completed. Otherwise this is an amazing service and i would strongly recommend it to anyone preparing for the NBTs.

- signe jwan -

Great course, very helpful and easy to understand, thank you so much.

- Aerin Martin -

Guys please try the course its so worth I know the fee is a bit steep but trust me its all worth it. Most importantly trust them because they know what they're doing.

- Lindokle Mbaleki -

Really helped me do well, especially in the AL section

- Jordyn Nitch -

Child informs me it is great - will see what eventuates. thanks.

- Melanie Jenkins -

This online preparation course is not only helpful for the NBTs themselves. It might as well prepare you for a possible unseen (higher order) question in the matric preparatory or final exam since it goes beyond what is normally assessed in the NSC.

- Mosa Mabula -

I encourage all students to take this online course.As a university student myself,it saved me a lot of preparation time and my NBT results improved dramatically.

- Franke Van Rensburg -

a very helpful course, but the one thing I found frustrating is that there are no lessons on logarithms.

- amber Hamilton -

Trish Pike's videos are amazing. I've never been more interested in maths as I was watching her videos! THANKS!

- Lycia Hollis -

The course really prepared me well for the MAT but the AQL was more difficult than I expected

- Iman Cassim -

It was excellent it helped me a lot, covered things I was not aware of before

- Kashmika Reddy -

Very useful and accurate course that really helped me, achieved 96% in MAT section. Will definitely recommend. The courses are displayed and ordered well and easy to use. The actual NBTs were also slightly easier than the mock ones

- Muhammad Amod Carim -

Definitely recommend this course.

- Kerry Delport -

This course provided a good base and preparation for the actual exam

- Vicky Krengel -

I am grateful for this programme as I am more prepared for the test. It gets tricky in the beginning, but you gradually get the hang of it .

- Dorothee Mubembe -

Happy with the help it gave my daughter

- Aman Khan -

Great learning tools and excellent prep for NBT

- Elmarie Potgieter -

It's really useful and has really helped me a lot, specifically the maths explanations. The videos explaining each question is a great help.

- Imaan Atia -

Great course for nbt preparation, good subject coverage , problem solving tips and application of knowledge. It also allows one to work at their own pace . Highly recommend it.

- Declan Scheepers -

It’s a good course, but some of the lectures are as confused as I am. They don’t seem to know what they are do.

- Greeff Tayla -

Wow learning has never been made that easy, Mam Pike. I am actually a university graduate student but since I was a learner and now student, Ive never experienced such detailed level of explanation within short bits and pieces of information.

- Kenneth Nkele -

The course helped me to prepare a lot for my NBTs. I felt very confident during my exam.

- Mariam Essack -

Your course is the only reason I will pass the MAT part of the NBTs. A few of the questions in the course were actually in my NBT test. Thank you very much for developing this course.

- Joshua Basson -

It was great! Really made concepts much easier and the way the material is presented is so easy to navigate

- Kyle Ogle -

Really nice

- Julie Marinho -


- Letlhohonolo Mabelane -

Useful course for any learner that is going to write the NBT's

- Philasande Mnguni -

Advantage learn prepared me well for my NBTs

- christina kyriacos -

Advantage Learn is a really informative site that helped me a lot to study for my NBT's I recommend it to anyone who needs help with studying.

- Tanya Paul -

Helpful and well set out

- Ayyaan Bhimma -

I would have found the information more useful if it was divided into revision of basic concepts and actual content of the test.

- Maria Seitz -

Lessons were very well taught with easy understanding concepts and good examples used.

- Ethan Gillwald -

Great coarse , as well as preparing me it also made me feel more confident for the test.

- Ryan Finlay -


- Mogie Govender -

My son felt that the NBT prep was valuable and almost "over" prepared him for the exams. He felt very confident from all the practise.

- Wendy Young -

Incredible. Even though i am kind of a slacker without this course i would not have done any good in the real NBTs.

- Heinrich Engelbrecht -

I have a really unique situation basically being from another country as far as school is concerned. I would have liked a more in depth explanation in the math section, but it was a great overall experience and i felt like all the bases were covered with this program. Double thumbs up!!

- Hannes Barnard -

it was a great help i didnt use the AQL prep as much as the maths prep but what i did use really helped me. having the past papers and having them set out the way it is tested really prepared me for my time management and i was able to complete the paper in time.

- Linda Ferraz -

This course is so amazing. It helped me prepare for the NBTs and I would definitely recommend this app to anyone who is about to write the NBT

- zimasa mabude -

Quite a good course, i recommend the course for anyone who really wants to get good marks for their NBT.

- MD Tausiqul Islam -

Advantage learn is professional,efficient and always puts the learners interest first. A great online programme you can work with at your own pace.

- Swaleh Mahomed -

This course is exactly what I was looking for. I had done a previous course which did not prepare me for the NBT's at all, but after only 14% into this course, I already feel much more confident.

- Yolandie Kotze -

Wonderful user friendly and very easy to use and highly informative lessons and good thorough explanations.

- Rachel Davies -

An extremely helpful course! NBT MAT was a breeze because of your help! I would advise the course to contain some financial mathematics though, as they ask simple problems from it... But ultimately very helpful and definitely worth every penny!

- Beate Boshoff -

The NBT preparation Course is wonderful for all kinds of revision. I loved the fact that I could do a test over and over and improve myself on all the faults. Perfect for preparing you for the test!

- Mieke Coetzee -

Both the online courses are extremely helpful in preparing for NBTs

- Mikayla Seedat -

It was really helpful

- Ermine Kasongo -

Thanks for the help Advantage Learn

- Johnathon Campbell -

The NBT preparation course is really, really great! Examples are clear and a perfect reminder for a person that matriculated 17 years ago. I made the right decision!

- Nthabiseng Thekiso -

Thank you for trying to make me excel through simple methods

- Mukhethwa -

I found that the videos were the biggest help ! It’s very convenient that you can also print out the notes that the video is based on. More than enough learning material is given for both the English and Maths.

- Tahseen Karim -

Advantage learn is really helpful thus far and ive learned a lot

- Johannes Geldenhuys -

The most professional, helpful and super friendly service I have ever received. Thank you

- Bonnie Evert -

Great course, I highly recommend it, I studied it and did well on my NBT

- Fisani Mncube -

So far the course is very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone preparing to write their NBTs.

- Candice Kingiela -

The Cambridge NBT bridging course is an absolute MUST for everyone doing the Cambridge curriculum & needing to write NBTs. My daughter did it and it proved to be exceptionally helpful, especially where there are gaps between the South African Math curriculum & Cambridge!! Thank you so much for compiling this course!!

- Lize Steenkamp -

Wonderful . But I think more exercises after the example video would help even more.

- Bianca Burger -

I improved my NBT score by more than 25% after doing this course! Highly recommend!

- Tessa Jenkings -

All my friends who took the NBTs failed. Not me. The difference? I had Advantage Learn on my side! Seriously the NBTs were tough and I'm really glad I got help. Honestly when I wrote the NBTs it practically felt like I was cheating, because I recognized concepts in the paper literally designed to throw me off, then quickly and efficiently answered their related questions. Thank you so much Advantage Learn! I'd recommend this to anyone writing the NBTs, especially those who finished school with the Cambridge curriculum.

- Sky -

Trish, who I'm pretty sure is the mathematics teacher, is really the bomb. She is querky (in the good way) and genuine. Although I cannot remember the English teacher's name, she offered no less in terms of expertise. I got this vibe from her that she'd be one of those 'strict' teachers, but I'm sure she is rather nice *insert laughing face*. Lastly, the actual course as a whole was fantastic. I just wish I had prepared more.

- Avi Opert -

Bloody amazing, I am normally an A candidate in school but this course let me get unimaginable marks! I got 84 for AL , 98 for QL , and 98 for Math in the NBT I advise taking this course to anyone

- Abdullah Moolla -

Very informative...thorough and of the highest quality...You guys couldn't have done it better

- Nkosenhle Mkhize -

Courses and lessons very well done and put together.

- Raphael Anthony -

I was blown away by Advantage Learn!!! Excellent service from booking the course to dealing with Mike at IT support and by daughter was very impressed with Trish and found the course very beneficial. Highly recommended.

- Hayley Craig -

Very helpful!

- Taron van der Berg -

This helped me an enormous amount and set me up to get an A for my NBT’s. Money well spent

- Cameron Lovemore -

Helped so much, was so prepared for the tests

- Tayla Howard -

The NBT package is amazing. The sample questions and explanation videos make the test so much easier. Thank you Advantage Learn

- Mariam Moosa -

Super helpful!! I used so many of the tips in my NBT! This course was definitely worth it!

- Deborah Odendaal -

Wonderful course! Wouldn't have been able to write NBT without it. Recommend it to everyone.

- Ane Coetzee -

I gained so much information from this course that realy helped me with my NBT's and would recomend it for anyone else.

- Jané Eksteen -

Brilliant. Incredible helpful and valuable. Really reduced my nerves and stress levels! Totally recommend it!

- Lindsey Bath -

I have not written the test yet but the information and the knowledge I have already has made a huge difference and also the confidence I have towards the test is really amazing, I don't want to count the chickens before they hatch let us wait for the test date before I praise you fully.

- Sinemihlali Ntshibongo -

It was very helpful and will definitely recommend it

- Nina Rossouw -

It was a great course, and adequately equipped me for my NBTs. I would definitely recommend it to future scholars planning on writing NBTs, especially if the NBTs play a large role in your acceptance to South African Universities.

- Hellmut von Ludwiger -

It really helped..

- theoline mabelane -

The exercises are extremely helpful.

- Kabuba Masule -

The course is Amazing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am already feeling confident about my NBT

- Owami Ntuli -

Really useful and helpful I think kids who want to write the nbt should definitely purchase this online course

- Raihaan essa -

It's a great course. Very thorough. The only thing that's missing is from the maths section: logarithms and other matric work taught later in the year. The support team is also really helpful.

- Amy Viljoen -

I'd like a couple more practice tests per section but otherwise it's incredibly helpful

- Bronwyn Morphet -

I love the questions. They're really great and easy to understand. Thanks for making this program available to me. The reason why I gave only 4 stars was because the questions were not enough. Please try to increase the questions. Thanks.

- Moses Cho -

Thank you so much Trish! It has been so helpful and a pleasure to use!

- Jenna Thompson -

enjoying IT

- Khalid Karani -

This course is not only helping me with studying for the NBTs, but teaching me a whole lot of new vocabulary and interesting facts.

- Jenna Smith -

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