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Bridging Year Programme

The bridging year involves exploring the world outside of your comfort zone to not only prepare you for the adult life but also to learn more about yourself from a different perspective, with the intent to enter further education.

Presented at all campuses.

What to expect

Career Mapper Assessment (included in the fees)

Guest speakers

Workshops, including CV workshop

Introduction to CTU’s programmes

Adult/student life skills

Computer literacy

Writing skills

Work life & entrepreneurial skills

Managing personal finance nd more...

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6 months

Personal Mastery

  • Understand who you are (personality type)
  • Know how you think (brain dominance)
  • Anger Management
  • Life Goal Setting
  • Self-Management

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Adult Life Skills

  • Environmental Skills
  • Social/Civic Skills
  • Friendship/Intimacy Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Financial Skills

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Student Life Skills

  • College structures and services
  • Career Guidance
    • Intro to the IT Programmes
    • Intro to the Design Programmes
    • Intro to the Business Management Programmes
  • Planning your studies
  • Study Skills

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Computer Literacy (30 credits)

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook

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Writing Skills (10 credits)

  • Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts
  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

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12 months

Personal Mastery

  • Understand who you are (personality type)
  • Know how you think (brain dominance)
  • Anger Management
  • Life Goal Setting
  • Self-Management

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Adult Life Skills

  • Environmental Skills
  • Social/Civic Skills
  • Friendship/Intimacy Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Financial Skills

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Student Life Skills

  • College structures and services
  • Career Guidance
    • Intro to the IT Programmes
    • Intro to the Design Programmes
    • Intro to the Business Management Programmes
  • Planning your studies
  • Study Skills

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Computer Literacy (30 credits)

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook

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Managing Personal Finance

    How to:

  • Do a transaction with a business (buy something)
  • Sign a contract obligating you to pay for something over a series of months
  • Open a bank account
  • Take out a personal loan
  • Obtain credit
  • Invest your money for retirement or future goals (e.g., stocks or bonds)
  • Make a monthly budget and keep it; keep track of your debts and monthly payments
  • Rent or lease an apartment
  • Buy a house
  • Make mortgage and insurance payments
  • Buy life and health insurance for yourself and your family
  • Pay taxes
  • Hire an accountant
  • Hire an investment professional (financial planner, or a stock broker)
  • Hire an attorney
  • Make a will to protect your family when you pass away

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Work Life Skills

  • Compile a CV
  • Interview Skills
  • Dress code
  • Office Etiquette
  • Telephone Skills
  • Meeting Skills
  • Presentation Skill

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Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Define Entrepreneurship and outline the profile of an entrepreneur
  • Define Intrapreneurship and contrast between intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship
  • Explain the relevance and problems with SMME’s
  • Describe establishment factors and forms of ownership, including legalities
  • Outline the entrepreneurial process
  • Show insightful understanding of the concepts of creativity and innovation
  • Define and explain opportunities
  • Conduct and report simple feasibility studies
  • Outline and explain in full, the functional elements of a business plan
  • Describe the concept and applications of franchising
  • Identify and evaluate key considerations when buying an existing business
  • Describe the basic framework for exporting
  • Conduct a basic analysis of GEM report, with implications for South Africa analysis

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Introductory Programme Choose between:

  • Intro to IT Technical Support
  • Intro to Graphic Design
  • Intro to Computer Aided Draughting & Design
  • Intro to Project Management
  • Intro to HR Management & Practices
  • Intro to Generic Management
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Intro to Web Development

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