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still uncertain of what to study this year?

This programme is aimed at grade 10 to 12 learners and those who have recently completed Matric. It will equip students with the necessary skills to be able to make informed decisions on career choice as well as what institutions offer their specific choice of study. This, now more than ever, is a very important skill to have. This is the Gap Year South Africa has been waiting for.

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Understand Yourself Better

The first key we show you, is that to choose a career, you need to understand your strengths and your passion

What To Study

With over a decade of experience of career guidance at tertiary institutions, we know what options are out there

Where To Study

#FeesMustFall has changed the landscape of where to study. Let us help you choose the institution that fits your study options the best

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The Gap Year Experience

In only 6 weeks, this LIVE Webinar Course will help you to confidently decide what to study, after you leave school.



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Ryan is the founder of New Oaks College and experienced in advising students for the past 13 years. He has advised at three of the biggest Tertiary institutions in the country, in UNISA, Varsity College and Oxbridge Academy. He is an expert at researching different institutions and providing students with options to consider.

One thing he was always taught at UNISA was that, “We don’t give advice, we provide information”. His methods allow the student to internalise the information and make clear decisions based on fact, rather than opinion.

Ryan has also completed his BCom. degree in Economics & Industrial Psychology at UNISA and knows first hand, how tough it is to make one of the most important decisions of your life, that is, what career to go into.


Week 1

Learn how to use your strengths & passions to reach your potential.

Week 2

Why you need at least three study options and how to determine your top three

Week 3

How to maximise Google to do research on courses, institutions and related course information

Week 4

When you should study a Short Course, National Diploma or Degree

Week 5

What Institutions offer the fields of study, you are interested in

Week 6

All about finances and how to apply where you want to study


I couldn’t understand why all my friends knew what they wanted to study. Thanks to New Oaks College, I now know myself better and what I really want to do study. My parents are so much happier too! 


– denver thomas – 17 years old

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