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A lot can happen in a year…

A life changing year that will define your future.

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HELP save the planet

Become an Environmental Custodian

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Your alternative route to University.

Use our NQF 5 qualification as a stepping-stone for further studies

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A life changing year that will shape the course of your future.

Apply now to become part of an adventurous academic year.

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Not sure what to do with your life?

Take responsibility for your future and join the AEL for an action
packed self-development year

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Application for 2023 is now open!

Combining fun, outdoor adventure and academic learning the AEL is perfectly positioned to assist young adults in the transition between school and the real world.

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Why The Academy for Environmental Leadership SA (AEL)

At AEL we develop and grow individuals through Personal Development to become influential custodians of natural resources.

This is a challenging time for any young adult when decisions impacting the rest of their lives need to be made, and it is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed with all the pressures and vast array of options suddenly available to them.

We offer a safe environment and structured process through which we assist young adults to discover themselves and what it is that they want for their future. The process also offers great comfort and peace of mind to parents to know that their child is getting the necessary guidance to ensure that optimal personal growth and development are achieved.

Combining fun, outdoor adventure and academic learning the AEL is perfectly positioned to assist young adults in the transition between school and the real world. At the AEL we offer a structured academic programme to students who are passionate about the environment, and who wish to take a year after school to discover themselves through personal growth.

We offer a safe environment and structured process through which we assist the young adult to discover themselves and what it is that they want for their future. 

Access the AEL’s 2023 Application Form

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The information furnished is personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. By completing this form you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information and to the AEL sending you promotional material and information on events and activities. You may at any time withdraw your consent. Particulars of our privacy policy can be found here.

What is AEL

The AEL Experience

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NQF-level 5

At the end of the year successful students will obtain an NQF-level 5 National Higher Certificate in Conservation Ecology, joining a new generation of environmental leaders.

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Personal Development

At AEL we develop and grow individuals through Personal Development to become influential custodians of natural resources.

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Real world skills

You will be equipped with the life skills to excel in the next chapter of life, whether that be to further your studies at university or college or entering the workforce.

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Idyllic Campus

Experience living at our idyllic campus location whilst sharing the fun of our practical outdoor activities, and enjoy the adventure of traveling to exciting places with the new friends made along the way.

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Adventure

Combining fun, outdoor adventure and academic learning the AEL is perfectly positioned to assist young adults in the transition between school and the real world.

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Mentorship

Discover your true potential while getting up close and personal with nature under the guidance and mentorship of some of South Africa’s leading environmentalists.

Take responsibility for your future and join the AEL for an action packed self-development year

Don’t miss out, apply now!

Download AEL’s 2023 Prospectus

Access the AEL’s 2023 Prospectus

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The information furnished is personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. By completing this form you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information and to the AEL sending you promotional material and information on events and activities. You may at any time withdraw your consent. Particulars of our privacy policy can be found here.

Access the AEL’s 2023 Application Form

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
What are you?*
The information furnished is personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. By completing this form you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information and to the AEL sending you promotional material and information on events and activities. You may at any time withdraw your consent. Particulars of our privacy policy can be found here.

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