At the Intermediate Level, you will focus on high school studies to equip you to sit a Grade 9 Standard Level Assessment. The subjects at this level are: English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science & Technology and Information Technology.

When you complete the Intermediate Level, you will acquire the qualifications that will make you more employable and you will also be able to sit the HEART Trust/NTA entrance test to become a certified skilled worker.

Entry Requirements

Entering the HSDE programme is easy. You only need to go to the centre nearest you with 2 passport photos, your birth certificate and a proof of identity (drivers licence, voter's ID etc.). You can also bring a copy of your most recent school report, if you have it.


Registration is also easy. You will need to fill out an application form at the centre, or you can download and complete the one provided here.


After registration new learners will undergo a student assessment programme. This will determine which HSDE level is best for them. Learners must understand that they may be placed at a level lower than they achieved in school. This is because even though they finished the grade, they may not have mastered the material and just need to revise it to advance

            . Download an application form pdf