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Life Skills Preparation Year

The Just Skills Preparation Year can be viewed as a formative year for young adults to become independent and learn a great deal of responsibility prior to engaging in continued education or work life. This Prep Year consists of courses, internships, learning a trade, travel, and volunteer work, all for the purpose of improving knowledge, maturity, decision-making, leadership, independence, and self-sufficiency. This is intended to expand the mind, personal confidence, experiences, and interests. The prep year is built on Fundamental Biblical Truths and Christian Beliefs.

Courses Summary:

Biblical Foundation Course / Discipleship / Personal Work / Mission work / Evangelism

First Aid / Scuba Diving / Photography / Introduction to Marketing / Ocean Conservation / Entrepreneurship

Emotional Life Skills / Practical Life Skills / Language Studies / Career Guidance

Internships / Tours & Travel

Breakdown of the courses we offer at the Life Skills Prep Year:

Biblical Foundation Course

Classes on topics such as Personal Work, Discipleship and Christology, Mission work, and Evangelism will be presented. The students will have the opportunity to practically apply what is learned at outreaches.

  • The Road to Redemption
  • Jesus our Saviour
  • The Will of God
  • Discipleship

Life Skills Courses
Personal Development

  • Growth Mindset
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Personal finance management
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Etiquette
  • Christian Ethics
  • Character & Attitude
  • Time Management & Productivity

EFR (Emergency First Response)

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

Photography

  • Photography Basics
  • Photo Editing (Adobe Lightroom)
  • Underwater Photography

Introduction to Marketing

  • Basic computer and program skills
  • Web design and websites
  • Social Media management
  • Human behavior

Introduction to Business Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Starting a new business
  • Business management

Culture & Language Studies

  • Language & Communication in the work environment
  • Malawian culture & basic Chichewa
  • Understanding South African cultures

Career Guidance

It is important to us that our students leave the Prep 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.

SharkLife Conservation Course

  • Master Shark Diver Qualification - 6 Modules
    Conservation Awareness

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course

Internships

Prep year students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience.

 

More info on the Just Africa Life Skills page

CONTACT US if you would like to apply for the Just Life Skills Preparation Year.

Where to start with Diving

Are you new to diving or do you want to further your dive education?
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Guided Dives & Packages

Fun
Dives

Join us for guided fun dives around False Bay. We offer boat dives and shore dives in Gordon’s Bay, Rooi Els as well as at Simon’s Town.
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Explore False Bay

Ocean
Safaris

Tours can be accompanied by a marine biologist, who will provide valuable insight into the biodiversity and history of False Bay.
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If you’ve always wanted to scuba dive, this is where it starts.
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Development

Career

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

Shark
Life

Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.
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Dive Tours

Tra
vel

Experience the best Africa has to offer on our tailor-made dive trips. Africa boasts some of the world's best dive spots and amazing diversity.
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The Team

We have a young, dynamic team that is excited to help you start your scuba adventure. We are a family orientated business creating lasting memories together.

We Protect what we Love. Be part of the movement!
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ#1

What is the age limits?

In most regions, the minimum age is 10 years old, however in some areas, local law may require a higher minimum age limit. Young participants need the approval and support of their parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. To dive, you must be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems. Mentally, you need a mature attitude, good judgement and the self-discipline to follow diving guidelines.
FAQ#26

What about my ears?

Your ears will not be a problem, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing on your eardrums. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust to pressure changes in our surroundings – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure when flying, you'll most likely experience no problems learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
FAQ#24

I'm not a great swimmer?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water, but you do not have to be a great or even good swimmer. Your PADI Instructor will assess this.
FAQ#2

Is diving risky?

Diving does present some inherent risks. You can reduce your chances of having problems while diving by following basic safety rules and learning simple skills. Your dive professional takes precautions, uses experience and exercises good judgement to help keep you as safe as possible. People dive safely every day. However, any time people are in the water and are breathing compressed gas underwater, there is the potential for problems to occur.

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