One lucky student will win a free HAB

Stand a chance to win a free HAB (6+ hour program).

One lucky student will win a free HAB 6+ hour program. This includes a private interview, the 3 hour HAB test, a 2 hour feedback session with parents including up to 10 reports and invaluable practical advice on subject choices, educational direction and what to do now and what to do in the future.

What makes the HAB program unique?

  • Your abilities are measured based on performance rather than perception.
  • You receive individual analyses reports on your personality, motivation, how you learn, communicate, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Learn strategies to improve performance at school and understand your options for schools and subjects in South Africa and internationally.
  • Discover the type of learning environment where you will thrive.
  • Feel confident in communicating your strengths.
  • Expand your vision of opportunities.
  • You are guided through your reports to help identify your preferred work environment and potential career options.

Learning Unlimited (LU), a Cape Town based tutor centre, offers education solutions to South African students, such as fast tracked online SATs, IGSCEs and A Level courses that lead to acceptance to top ranked overseas Universities, focussing not just on academics, but on the whole person.

Based on the encouraging feedback from our own students who have followed the HAB program with our partner Diana Ritchie from SCC, a Swiss based career advisory company we are excited to offer the HAB program to other South African students.

The decisions you make now with respect to schools, subjects, University and career choices will impact the whole of your life and determine your happiness and success. Join the many students who have already chosen the best support on the market – the HAB program!

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Testimonials from students and parents who have completed the HAB program

At eighteen years old it is difficult to determine who you are as a person, let alone what job you want to study for, for the rest of your life. The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) helped me discover the various aspects of my personality that will affect my interactions with the world and my future as a whole. When hearing about the battery I originally assumed it would be like the many personality and career tests I have taken in my life – filled with unhelpful and generalised questions about myself.

However, the test uses various exercises to assess your abilities based on performance rather than perception. This allows you to inadvertently be honest with yourself, while assessing your natural skills and abilities. Moreover, during my consultation following the test, Diana Ritchie explained the results of the test with specific regards to my own life. I realised that many aspects of my personality that I had always believed to be that of the general population, such as the ability to link various subjects, were actually rare abilities I should utilise.

Diana went beyond merely explaining the results, but rather included how my abilities displayed in the results could benefit me, as well as the various cautions I should take because of them. Suddenly, many of my strengths and weaknesses began to make sense and were linked to a trait of mine that I had not previously realised exists. Before the test, I was unsure with which career path I wanted to follow. However, I can now confidently say that I know what I want to do with my life. I would undoubtedly recommend taking the HAB.

– Demi Kaplan 
Completed IEB matric in 2021, now enrolled with LU for A level exams in Oct 2022.

“As a student on the brink of finishing high school with little idea of what to pursue as a degree and/or career, I was in desperate need of some clarity and guidance. However, upon my consultation with Diana, I feel fully confident in my choice of study and this certainty has inspired a considerable amount of drive and passion within me. The HAB assessment was easy to follow and engaging enough to feel far shorter than it actually was. The reports were extremely detailed and thorough and instantly gave me a solid idea of what my strengths and weaknesses were and what I’m most naturally drawn to. Mrs Ritchie helped tremendously during my consultation with her by further explaining the results and giving valuable advice and insights in regards to how I should implement the results in respect to my personal aspirations. Extremely thankful for everything I’ve learnt about myself through the process and couldn’t recommend it enough.”
—A level student

“From a young age – when collecting snails in the backyard for the day isn’t seen as strange or dressing up as a fairy on a very ordinary, non-fancy dress sort of day is normal – we’re often asked one, simple question – “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question that tends to repeat itself in its various forms as the years roll on by – when you’re picking a high school, deciding on what subjects to take, what societies would look good on your cv, when picking university courses. The problem is that, for most of us, it only gets harder to answer. And that’s where the HAB (Highlands Ability Battery) test steps in. It’s not just another one of those quizzes that are designed to put you in a box and spit out a career result that you must follow. It’s more than that, which is why I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for career, university or even study advice.

I found the test itself to be well instructed with easy-to-follow tutorials, making the whole process simple to do. I could even say it was fun, considering that it is, after all, an assessment. The end result is an objective reflection of one’s natural abilities. Rather than recommend a career path, it offered guidance as to what fields my talents are most suited to but left me room to self-exploration. Not only this, but it’s able to find the best work environments and study techniques that suit me which will no doubt prove very useful. I would perhaps not describe the end result as a result in the traditional sense but as a tool that can help me make informed decisions. All the information is broken down into reports that can always be referred back to at any time, but what truly brings it to life is the feedback session with a Highlands Consultant. I found Diana, the consultant, to be very understanding and supportive with lots of sage advice. She definitely left me with lots of food for thought. I found the whole process put into words what I’ve always felt about myself but have never been able to consciously articulate. And having this in concrete form, having this solidified, helps me be more certain about my decisions.”
—A level student

“This test was different to any I’d done before. It tested a variety of different skills and abilities instead of just asking “what I like to do in my free time”. The format and instructions for each question made me feel comfortable with answering as it was made very clear. I somewhat enjoyed taking the test even though it was difficult. The wide range of tests incorporated an array of different exercises and challenges that tested some things I didn’t know were actual skills. It also showed me possible learning styles that might suit me and the way I work. The exercises that involved sound and tones were unique and something I’ve never had to do before. Where I’ve struggled with taking some previous tests is when it asks about what careers I might like doing. Seeing as I have no idea what I want to do (hence Im taking a careers test) I usually choose ‘indifferent’. But what was great about the HAB test is that instead of asking what I liked to do, it tested my abilities and found what my skills were. It generated career fields that I would do well in. Overall, I thought the test was a great, eye-opening experience.”
— Grade 11 student

“Diana, I want to thank you for meeting my daughter and me. We found our discussion and the reports very useful. Chloe enjoyed interacting with you and I want to thank you for your warm and nurturing approach to her. The process has certainly created further debate here at home about Chloe’s career path and subject choices! Having been through similar assessments with my son (for example, at Stellenbosch University), we found your report vastly more thorough and insightful. Chloe enjoyed the discussion and feels that it will help her gain improved clarity around her career choice. She has begun further detailed investigations on a number of options following the meeting with you. I have already highly praised you and your process to a number of my friends!!”
— Parent of grade 9 student

“I definitely highly rate the HAB test and would recommend anyone (not just students) do it.” —Student

“My son did the HAB assessment to help with his A level choices; however, the whole process provided us with a much more in-depth perspective than we envisaged. The feedback and report were incredibly detailed and gave unexpected insights with regard to his strengths and weaknesses. I am sure my son will refer to it at various stages in his life. Diane was very professional and we found her inspiring and so knowledgeable. It was a very worthwhile exercise for both of us and I would highly recommend it.”
—Mother of a grade 10 student.