Student Admission and Selection Criteria


Courses Selection Criteria
   
Life Skills Courses  
For the Unemployed All adults (17 years or older) can attend life skills courses if they can communicate in English or Zulu. In some locations, they must be able to communicate in English. Preference is given to matriculated people (those having earned a high school diploma), especially in areas where tangible job opportunities are available and require people with a matric certificate (i.e., most places where there are Mr. Price stores). Interviews are conducted before begin courses in order to select the most suitable candidates. Fortunately, few are turned away.
High School Students (Holiday Programme) All high school students are welcome to take this course so long as they can communicate in either English or Zulu. In some locations, communicating in English is required.
High School Students (Year-long Programme) A principal or principal’s representative base enrollment selections on their own criteria.
Employees Life skills students are selected by employers, according to their own criteria.
   
Leadership Courses  
For the Unemployed
Leadership course selection requires unemployed students to be:
  • Involved in their community
  • Aware of social and community issues facing their communities
  • Willing to develop and grow to their potential
  • Willing to accept challenges
  • Regular about taking the initiative with tasks (e.g., finding things to do before being told)
  • Able to communicate well in English because the teaching and overall assessment are done in English
  • Able to contribute towards course fees or seek sponsorship
  • Highly committed to take and complete the course.

Students are selected, using these criteria, through interviews by leadership department personnel that are based on recommendations from life skills area coordinators.
High School Students
Leadership course selection requires high school students to be:
  • Involved in their schools and/or community beyond mandatory duties
  • Aware of social and community issues facing their communities
  • Willing to develop and grow to their potential
  • Willing to accept challenges
  • Regular about taking the initiative with tasks (e.g., finding things to do before being told)
  • Able to communicate well in English because the teaching and overall assessment is in English
  • Able to contribute towards course fees or seek sponsorship
  • Highly committed to take and complete the course.

Students are selected, using these criteria, through interviews by high school leadership department personnel and based on recommendations from the high schools area coordinators.
Employees Leadership course students are selected by employers, according to their own criteria.