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Prep Year 2021 - 30% OFF!!

We understand that the pandemic had financial implications for many people, and we would like to offer students the great opportunity to join our Prep Year next year in spite of that.

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Development Programs

These programs are stand-alone programs, it can also be a great add-on once a student has completed our Preparation Year. We offer the following Development Programs:

 

Skills Development Program

 

Career Development Program

 Skills Development Program  career development program scuba

This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year and gives prep year graduates the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.

This program offers a young person the opportunity to develop their Scuba Diving career, doing various courses including our special Life Skills Courses, and gaining practical work experience.

This year is about gaining practical work experience and personal development while holding a part-time job and/or part-time studies and being involved in various internships and volunteer work as well.

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 This program is about becoming a well rounded PADI instructor by expanding the skill set and competencies of students, improving their prospects of work and employment dramatically.

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Development Program Partners

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Is this Prep Year for you?

Not sure what you should do after matriculating? Are you interested in personal growth and understanding yourself better? Do you like challenging yourself and learning new things? If your answer is yes, then this preparation year is for you.

Prep Year Courses

What you can expect

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

You will be exposed to many kinds of job experience with the internships.
SKILLS

SKILLS

You will learn how to apply the life skills you’ve gained with fellow students and within the various internships.
CAREER

CAREER

You will be introduced to many different kinds of careers available, opening up your mind to new possibilities.
MENTORING

MENTORING

You will be learning and growing within a mentoring relationship.
DURATION

DURATION

The preparation year starts later in January and will officially end in the beginning of December. The Africa tour will then follow, reaching into the new year.
COMMITMENT

COMMITMENT

The preparation year is a full-time commitment. Terms will be the same as the school terms for the Western Cape.
COURSES

COURSES

Every term will be a new challenge with new courses that will be introduced. You will have assignments to do and books to read.
TOURS

TOURS

The Africa Tour and the Shark & Dive Tour are vital to the success of the prep year and students will be expected to attend them.

Frequently Asked Questions

about the Prep Year
What is the difference between a GAP Year and a PREPARATION Year?
When people hear GAP year, they usually conclude that you are taking a year off. A Preparation Year in contrast to this is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education or finding a job.
Who should join this Prep Year?
This Preparation Year is for young people that are not sure what they want to do after matriculating as well as for those who want to gain experience doing various courses, tours, and volunteer work.
What work experience will I be exposed to?
You will get exposure and/or experience in the following areas: Marketing, retail, tourism, facilitating adventure activities, customer service, facilitating classes, working with children, managing people, marketing, etc...
Am I ready for a Prep Year?
The year will be what you make of it. We give as much as possible to each student, to give them the most opportunities to grow and learn, the rest is up to each student whether they seize these opportunities or not.

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Prep Year Internships

Gain work experience with various internships during your preparation year.

Prep year students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience.
Just Africa Life Skills Adventure Camps

Africa Tour for Prep Year Students

A formative tour for young adults to become more independent and learn a great deal of responsibility.

More about the Africa Tour

This tour is based on fundamental Christian beliefs, for the purpose of improving Bible knowledge & learning the basics of Christian work ethics.
Marius Wolfaardt
Marius Wolfaardt Director
AFRICA TOUR - Here's a short video of what Prep Year students can expect.

Shark & Dive Tour for Prep Year Students

Our Prep Year students and outside students that enrol for the Shark Life Conservation Course get the option to go on a shark dive trip to Aliwal Shoal just south of Durban.

Aliwal Shoal has diverse marine life including large predators and is popular as a recreational scuba diving destination. The Shoal is known especially for its abundance of Grey nurse sharks (known locally as ragged tooth sharks or "raggies").
After doing their Open Water Certification, our students have the option of going on a Scuba Dive trip to Sodwana Bay. Here's a short video of what to expect.

Sodwana Bay is located on the east coast of South Africa, in one of the most unique and unspoiled parts of the world.

More about a Prep Year

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Life Skills Blog 275
Fill the GAP with a Prep Year We must rather go with the choice that scares us the most because it is this choice which will help you grow. Many young people are entering the grown-up world with no clue as to who they are, how the world works, and much less as to what they want to do with their lives. These uncertainties along with increasing...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Life Skills Blog 378
Putting a Year Aside As Brian Tracy, an American – Canadian public speaker, once said: “Personal development is a major time saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” Sitting there, studying for the final exam of your school life. You have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to do with your...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Life Skills Blog 388
Invest in Yourself Where do I begin? It’s really not the end of the world if you do not have it all figured out yet, just start somewhere. Find something you love Times have changed and young people are not settling for jobs just to make ends meet like older generations did, instead they are looking for something that will be fulfilling and make...

Prep Jaar Rapporte

Ons Prep Jaar studente vertel van hulle ondervindinge by die Just Africa Life Skills voorbereidingsjaar.
Skills Development Program

Skills Development Program

This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year and gives young people the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.

This year is about gaining practical work experience and personal development while holding a part-time job and/or part-time studies and being involved in various internships as well.

Read More

Prep Year and Internship Partners