ACADEMIC STUDIES

Rugby, sport and the business industry is a multi-billion-rand industry and is the creator of many thousands of jobs. There is a definite gap in SA and overseas regarding professional players, sport coaches and managers. We understand that if we want to send a generation of students into the market that have an advantage over other students, they must be equipped with:

- A relevant qualification. Therefore, we assist students to complete the Higher Certificate (“bridging course”) in year 1 - to proceed with their degree studies in year 2.
- Sufficient practical experience. Student already starts with his internship from year 1 - to integrate his academic knowledge with work experience in the appropriate field.

Aims

- Equip students with comprehensive and practical skills so that they can start and run their own businesses (entrepreneurs); or could be involved in other businesses (business managers). - Train competent sport professionals.

Oxbridge Academy


Our partner, Oxbridge Academy (part of ADvTECH GROUP– established leader in private education in Africa) is a registered and respected private distance learning College based in Stellenbosch, SA. It was founded in 1997, and since 30 000 students joined. They provide a variety of courses to students all over SA and abroad.

How does it work?
We register students during January, after a Personality test and personal discussion (can be done in advance). Students will receive study material, academic support from highly qualified instructors and tutors via telephone, email, and post within 24h. Students will receive constructive feedback on every assignment that they submit. The goal is to give them the help that they need to pass the course successfully. The Rugby Academy will give feedback to parents weekly.

There are different methods of assessment for the different types of courses. In most cases, students will be assessed through a combination of written assignments and exams. The two main types of evaluation are:
- Formative assessment: Continuous evaluation of a student’s progress at regular intervals, with accompanying feedback in order to help improve the student’s performance and skills.
- Summative assessment: Formal evaluation that gives information on a student’s mastery of knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of a test, examination or portfolio.

What types of courses are available?
Oxbridge offers National N6 courses, which leads to a National Diploma, provided that students complete 18 months of relevant practical experience after completing. Courses are fully accredited, national qualifications, which are widely recognised by employers, and are aimed at giving students the foundation they need to succeed in their chosen career.
- National Courses (N4-N6): Nationally accredited courses equip students with vocational skills and formal qualifications that prepare them for working in their chosen field. - Short Programmes: These courses are designed to equip students with workplace-relevant knowledge and skills in a short period of time. - Online Courses: These courses differ from the other courses in the sense that they can complete them entirely online – using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Which courses are available?
- Advertising and Marketing
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Bookkeeping and Accounting
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Business Management
- Project Management
- Computer
- Public Relations
- Engineering (technical courses)
- Public Sector Management
- Events Management
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Human Resource Management
- Technical Matric and Bridging courses

You are welcome to make an appointment with us, and during the same day we can also make you an appointment at Oxbridge. You can also visit their website at: www.oxbridge.edu.za for info.

Other Courses

Whether you have a passion for rugby as player, coach, referee or game analyst - and want to make it your career, or you want to combine it with other relevant academic courses - we offer an opportunity for you!

We also offer students a variety of other study options. Courses are available from University of Stellenbosch, Unisa and Master Maths. SRA supply staff members as mentors for distance education students. We also asssist students to improve their matric results.

Unisa


Unisa offers a variety of accredited degree, diploma or certificate courses. The favourite Unisa courses are: Higher Certificates (to qualify for degree studies - exc. Marketing), Degrees (exc. BEd Education, BCom Business Management) and Short courses (exc. Sport and Business management).

Our coordinator will meet students during class time as their mentor, and also coordinate the Support programme. We place students in schools / businesses after their second year, to start working (earning a salary – schools pays for degree) and study if they want to. More info on our web site. We would strongly recommend that students apply by end September at Unisa (R105), just to keep their options open. It cannot be done at a later stage. Then they can register the following year during January or June for a specific course. More info available on request.

Higher Certificate in Business (qualification code: 98236; NQF level 5; 120 credits)- 1 year
It is also a “bridging course” – and aim to equip students with comprehensive and practical skills so that they can start and run their own businesses (entrepreneurs); or could be involved in other businesses (business managers). This course duration is 1 year, and is presented from June (year 1) to June (year 2).

This give our students the opportunity to complete most short courses in the beginning of the year (semester 1), register in time and then start studying. Students receive all material and conduct ongoing tasks, tests / exams on modules. . Students will have access to discussion forums on MyUnisa, where study material will also be provided. Unisa also has an examination centre in Stellenbosch. Students must have a National Senior Certificate (matric), with at least 30% in the language of teaching, and 30% in Mathematics. Succesful students immediately start with their degree studies after completing this course (June - year 2).

Bachelor of Education - Intermediate Phase (4 years)
There is a huge need in our schools for well trained male teachers and coaches. This BEd Degree focuses on the education & training of Grade 4 – Grade 9 learners. A National Senior Certificate (Degree endorsement) with an achievement rating of 4 (50% - 59%) or better in the language of learning and teaching is required.

BCom - Marketing Management (4 years) This degree opens career opportunities in business:
as marketing managers, sales managers, advertising managers, product managers, brand managers, marketing research managers, marketing planning managers sales representatives or marketing consultants in the manufacturing, services or retail industries.

A National Senior Certificate (Degree endorsement) with an achievement rating of 4 (50% - 59%), in the language of learning and Mathematics is required.

Matric / University of Stellenbosch


We offer a unique support program in January / February, where our students are assisted in the March Supplementary examination to obtain their matriculation - exemption or better their marks. Mathematics and Science can also be done in town by Master Maths. It is important that students immediately register with the Department of Education, with Luckhoff Secondary in Stellenbosch as the Examination centre.

Some students would like to play Young Guns or Varsity Cup. They can either write the supplementary matric exam to better their marks or study via Unisa (certain subjects are recognized by US) - and study the next year at US. More information is available on request.