FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does The Aleit Academy present a part-time Events Coordination course as well?

We only present our Event Coordination Diploma on a full time basis for a duration of 3 consecutive years.

How does payment work? Does the Academy have payment options?

Upon acceptance, a deposit will be required to continue the process (usually +- 30% of 1st year fee). Kit payment is due on/before registration day (approximately R3000,00). Thereafter the outstanding class fees are paid in 3 instalments every year. Students can also opt to make a once-off payment of the entirety of their course fees and benefit from a 15% discount.

When does enrolment officially close?

We are a private educational institution and only accept a maximum of 40 students per year, thus our applications close as soon as we have reached capacity for a given academic year.

When do applications open for the next year?

Applications for the following academic year open in February, after registration of the new first year students.

Does the Academy have Open Days, and when is the next one?

We have two Open Days at our campus each year. Our Open Days usually takes place in March & May of each year.

Do students need to complete their practical hours strictly within The Aleit Group or do they also work with other companies?

  • During the 1st year all students have to complete their compulsory 350 practical hours through the Aleit Academy and Shake & Serve (The Aleit Group’s Bar & Staffing company), unless otherwise specified.
  • In the beginning of the students’ 2nd year of studies, they will complete compulsory internal internships within the different Aleit Group entities.
  • The end of the students’ 2nd year, they complete external placements with industry suppliers/professionals, coordinated by The Aleit Academy.
  • In the 3rd year, students do specialized external practical placements with industry suppliers, coordinated by The Aleit Academy.

What does the timetable for students look like?

Students generally have lectures scheduled Tuesday to Thursday from 09h30 – 16h00. Class schedules are however dependent on industry demands and will vary for each year group.

When completing the application form, which results do you enter if you have completed a course after Matric?

Please enter your latest available results in the application form. If you have matriculated, please attach your Matric Certificate as well as your University or other tertiary results if applicable.

Do we accept students who have not completed their Matric year?

Unfortunately, as per our CATHSSETA requirements, we only accept students who have successfully completed their NSC or IPA (grade 12).

What qualifications are needed in order to do The Aleit Academy Event Coordination Diploma course?

You require a Matric Certificate (60% Average), equivalent or higher-level certificate. Any industry experience will be beneficial.

Do we present the Event Coordination course at any other location?

We only have one campus, located on Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, Cape Town.

Do we have accommodation on campus or know of any accommodation options close to campus?

We have two-bedroom apartments available for The Aleit Academy students. The apartments are located in The Jade, in Paardevlei precinct. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding these apartments. Regrettably we do not have student accommodation on Lourensford Wine Estate. Generally our students either live in Stellenbosch or the greater Somerset West area.

Do we offer student meals on campus?

The students are required to bring their own meals to class as well as to work when doing practical hours. There is, however, a lovely coffee shop and restaurant on Lourensford Wine Estate that offers daily meals and a variety of food items for purchase by the students.

Is there any transport provided or public transport to the Academy? Or to practical?

Unfortunately, there are no public or private transport options available, and each student needs to have his/her own transport. Students should note that travel will be unavoidable after hours as most events only end late at night.

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Phone: +27 21 007 2739
(Office hours: Monday – Friday 08:00-16:00)

Email: academyteam@aleit.co.za

Lourensford Wine Estate | Lourensford Road
Somerset West | 7130

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