Academics

Our Curriculum

The Mondeor Eco School of Skills is currently piloting the curriculum for school of skills along with a group of other skills schools in the Western Cape.  This curriculum was designed by the Western Cape Education Department in 2012 and based on the 2011 Caps document for mainstream schools. 

The Mondeor Eco School of Skills’ curriculum is a five-year educational track that is dually focused around academic learning and vocational training.  Learners receive a comprehensive education in all traditional academic subject areas – Afrikaans, English, Creative Arts, Maths, Natural Science, Life Skills, and Physical Education – at an Intermediate Phase level.  

Our learners receive a Year 4 School of Skills Certificate at the end of their 4th year issued by the School.

This conventional education is supplemented with vocational skills training in one of five specialty areas:

  1. Maintenance
  2. Beauty and Nail Technology
  3. Early Childhood Development
  4. Hairdressing
  5. Hospitality Studies

The School of Skills curriculum covers the following over a period of four years:

  • YEAR 1:
    Orientation of different skills and upgrading their level of language and mathematical competencies.
  • YEAR 2:
    Specialized skills training and six academic subjects.
  • YEAR 3:
    Specialized skills training and six academic subjects.
  • YEAR 4:
    Specialized skills training and exposing to world of work and School of Skills Year 4 final examination.

Time Allocation

Teaching and learning within a five-day cycle is 27 ½ hours.  It is envisaged that 50% of the national time be allocated to skills training with sufficient learning and practice time to develop skilled routine work competence


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