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Skills Gap Year
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Gap Year Programs

Our Skills Gap Year program offers a blend of courses, internships, job shadowing, travel, and volunteer opportunities—all geared toward enhancing knowledge, maturity, decision-making, leadership, independence, and self-sufficiency.

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Breakdown of the courses we offer at the
Life Skills Gap Year program:

Emotional Life Skills Courses  |  Work Skills Courses  |  Emergency First Response (EFR) & First Aid Course  |  Social Media & Online Marketing Course  |  Build Your Website Course  |  Photography Courses  |  Business Management & Entrepreneurship Course  |  Biblical Foundations Course  |  PADI Scuba Diving Courses  |  SharkLife Conservation Course  |  Volunteer Work  |  Internships  |  Career Guidance  |  One-on-one Sessions

The goal is to broaden perspectives, boost personal confidence, and enrich experiences and interests. Rooted in Fundamental Biblical Truths and Christian Beliefs, this program seamlessly weaves professional development with a foundation of values and principles, creating a holistic and relatable journey.

 

Emotional Life Skills Courses
Personal Development

  1. Appearance & Professionalism
  2. Attitude & Self-Awareness
  3. Character
  4. Communication
  5. Growth Mindset
  6. Stress Management
  7. Time Management & Productivity
  8. Healthy Boundaries
  9. Study Methods
 

Work Skills Courses

  1. Budget & Accounting
  2. Accounting & Point of Sale Software
  3. Travel & Tourism
  4. Retail & Customer Service
  5. Presentation Skills
  6. Typing

 EFR (Emergency First Response) Certification

  • Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course.
  • Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) course.
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider Program.

Social Media & Online Marketing Courses

  1. Online & Social Media Marketing
  2. Build Your Website

 Photography Courses

  1. Photography
  2. Photo Editing (Adobe Lightroom)
  3. Underwater Photography

Introduction to Business Management & Entrepreneurship Course

  • Starting a new business
  • Setting up a new business
  • Launch your product or service
  • Business management

Biblical Foundations Course

  • The Bible for Dummies
  • The Road to Redemption
  • Jesus Christ and our life in Him
  • The Will of God
  • Discipleship
 

PADI Scuba Diving Courses

 

SharkLife Conservation Course

  • Master Shark Diver Qualification - 6 Modules
    Conservation Awareness
  • Shark Identification Course

Volunteer work

Students will be doing volunteer work with the following organizations:

Just Africa Mission NPC
Two Oceans Aquarium
PADI Project Aware

Internships

Students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience with:

Career Guidance

It is important to us that our students leave the Skills Gap Year with direction and purpose in life. Many matriculants do not yet know what they want to do with their lives, we offer an in-depth Career Assessment which consists of personality, interests, skills, and ability assessments to help with this big life decision. We also have one-on-one career guidance sessions to offer guidance with this big life decision.  

Students will attend job shadowing opportunities of their choice every term.

One-on-one Sessions

Career Guidance & Life Coaching sessions are available to each student throughout the year. 

Applications

If you would like to apply for the Just Life Skills Gap Year, please

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More Development Programs:

Skills Development Program

Career Development Program

Skills Development Program career development program scuba

This program is an excellent add-on to our Skills Gap Year and gives gap year graduates the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skills and emotional intelligence.

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

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More articles about the Preparation Programs:

Fill the GAP with a Prep Year
Putting a Year Aside
Invest in Yourself

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Is this Gap Year for you?

Is this Gap Year for you?

Not sure what you should do after matriculating? Or, do you want to take some time to invest in yourself before entering university or work life? Are you interested in personal growth and understanding yourself better? Do you like challenging yourself, learning, and experiencing new things? If your answer is yes, then this gap year is for you.

Skills Gap Year Courses

Not ready to commit to a full Year?

Not ready to commit to a full Year?

No problem, enroll for a Half Gap Year! Same benefits, just less time.

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What to expect from the Gap Year Programs

/EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
You will be exposed to many kinds of job experience with internships and volunteer work.
/SKILLS
SKILLS
You will learn emotional and practical life skills.
/CAREER
CAREER
You will gain exposure to a diverse range of career options, broadening your perspective and introducing you to new professional possibilities.
/MENTORING
MENTORING
You will engage in a dynamic learning and developmental experience within a mentorship relationship.
/DURATION
DURATION
The Gap Year is a one-year commitment divided into 4 terms.
The Half Gap Year is a 6-month commitment divided into 2 terms.
/COMMITMENT
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.
/TOURS
TOURS
The Tours are vital to the success of the gap year. Each year is unique, some of the tours we offer are the Africa Tour, Shark & Dive Tour, as well as international destinations.

Gap Year Internships

Gain work experience with various internships during your gap year.

Students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience.
Just Africa Life Skills Adventure Camps
Gap Year and Internship Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

about the Skills Gap Year
What is the difference between a Gap Year and the Skills Gap Year?
When people hear GAP year, they usually conclude that you are taking a year off. Our Skills Gap Year, in contrast to this, is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education or first job.
Who should join this Gap Year?
This gap year is for young people who 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 Gap 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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More about a Skills Gap Year

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Life Skills Blog 1104
Is a Preparation Year for you? At the end of high school, I seriously considered taking a preparation year. Can you guess what was one of the main reactions this desire elicited? Usually, shock, often confusion and usually followed by an assumption that (gasp) you don’t have everything figured out at the ripe old age of 18.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Life Skills Blog 1841
My Life Skill Journey “What an amazing, positive, scary, real, and exciting up, down and in circles roller coaster of a journey these last two years have been. I could never have imagined what was in store for me.” - Monet Bruwer We asked Monet some questions about her experience in the Preparation Year as well as the Skills Development program...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Life Skills Blog 1915
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 2032
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...

Africa Tour for Gap Year Students

A formative adventure tour for young adults to become more independent and learn a great deal through experiences.

More about the Africa Tour

Students will see 5 countries and the amazing sights these friendly countries have to offer. Our final destination is Malawi where we visit and support some churches.
AFRICA TOUR - Here's a short video of what Gap Year students can expect.

Contact

Phone/ WhatsApp
+27 82 598 1884
Address
Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Office Hours

Tue - Sat
08:00 - 16:30
Sun & Mon
Closed