Application Form

<h3>Raymond Ackerman Academy Application for Admission to Study - JULY 2017 CLASS</h3> <p>The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a post matric level Academy that offers an inspiring and innovative programme in entrepreneurship for young people between the ages of <span style="font-weight: bold">18 and 30</span>. The programme is offered to young people who are passionate about business and personal development (and learning more about these topics) but who struggle to do so due to financial, academic and social challenges. </p> <p>The Academy offers a <span style="font-weight: bold">six-month full time University of Cape Town (UCT) certificate programme</span> that is run twice a year: from January to June and from July to December. The programme is offered in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business (30 students are selected per programme). </p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold">Programme Fee: R 2 500.00 (the programme is worth approx. R 20 000 per student)</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold">Programme Duration: July 2017 - December 2017</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold">Qualification: UCT Short Course - successful graduates will receive a UCT short course certificate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold">Application Deadline: 26 May 2017<br /></span></p> <p>The programme consists of modules in business skills and personal development. This includes: </p> <ul> <li>Innovation, business idea development and testing</li> <li>HR, marketing, strategy, cost accounting and operations</li> <li>Business numeracy and English business literacy</li> <li>Workshops on time management, presentation skills, career readiness and professionalism</li> <li>Entrepreneurial showcases and guest speakers</li> </ul> <p>In addition, students are offered personal development through one-on-one 'check-in' sessions and support.</p> <p>The programme aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. Please see for more details on the application requirements. </p> <ul> <li>Lectures are conducted from Monday to Friday, 09h00 to 16h00 daily.</li> <li>This is a full time programme, i.e. it is not a part-time or modular program.</li> <li>The timetable is comprised of lectures, group work learning activities.</li> </ul> <p>and self-directed learning. Participation in all aspects of the curriculum is compulsory. </p> <ul> <li>All lectures and group work are held at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB).</li> <li>Financial Assistance is available, if awarded students must participate in volunteer days.</li> <li>Students should not turn 31 while on the programme.</li> </ul> <p>Please complete the following application form and submit together with the relevant documentation (see checklist at the end of this form).</p> <p>Please note that this application form is one of the most important documents used by the Academy to evaluate your suitability for the programme, please complete carefully.</p>