Why a BPsych degree is a better option

Published: August 18, 2014 / 272 Comments

 

University students preparing for final exams

With the dire state of mental health in South Africa, arousing a lot of discussion over the last few years, in 2014, SACAP launched the 4-year Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) degree. What inspired this degree was the need for professionally registered counsellors able to deal with South Africa’s unique mental health crisis.

This 4-year, full-time professional BPsych degree is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and leads to professional registration with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor. This means, once you have this qualification, you can practise as a Registered Counsellor with the scope outlines by the HPCSA  in community and private settings.

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Registered Counsellors are trained to :

  • Provide developmental, preventative counselling services to protect and promote psychological well-being.
  • Perform psychological screening, primary mental status screening and basic assessment and refer clients where necessary
  • Promote psychosocial health and community based care with individuals, families and communities in diverse settings.
  • Perform primary mental health interventions.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of psychologically-based programmes that are appropriate for individuals or groups in community contexts.
  • Participate in policy formulation based on various aspects of psychological theory and research.
  • Train and supervise other Registered Counsellors.

Dr Sharon Johnson, the SACAP former BPsych Degree Programme Coordinator says, “The BPsych degree programme is an important step towards growing a workforce of practitioners who will be able to work at community level, providing psychosocial support, mental health counselling, mental health promotion and psychoeducation focused around issues of vulnerability and building resilience in the context of widespread risk.”

The traditional route aspiring psychologists take is to register for a general undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Arts, then major in Psychology, with the hope of getting into Honours and then Masters, meaning it will take them about 6 or 7 years before they can practise as a registered psychologist.

According to the Department of Higher Education, only 20% of general degree undergraduates majoring in Psychology will be selected for Honours programmes and then of those, only a third will be accepted for Masters. This is mainly because of the small number of places available at postgraduate level, as compared to the larger enrolments at undergraduate level. This leaves many holders of BA graduates, even those with Honours, unable to register with the HPCSA and so, limiting their employability.

Dr Johnson says, “Traditional university study pathways in Psychology are not efficient at producing the number of psychologists presently needed in South Africa, and in any event psychologists are not the answer to primary mental health provision.  Psychologists may be over-trained for this task and tend to focus more on individual clinical interventions in environments and contexts that can afford their services rather than community based counselling.”

This is creating a double bottleneck when it comes to providing mental health in South Africa, because of the lengthy and difficult route most students have to take to become psychlogists

The main advantage of the BPsych Degree is that it has a fourth year, which is equivalent to Honours (they both sit at an NQF 8), and so the students do not have to worry about being selected for one of the few places available in Honours programmes.

In addition, once you have completed you BPsych Degree, you will be able to write the HPCSA Professional Board exam for registration with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor, something that those who have taken the general undergraduate degree, followed by a Psychology Honours programme route are unable to do. This is seen as highly advantageous  for employment status of a BPsych graduate.

Finally, a BPsych Degree incorporates a 960 hours practicum in which students are placed at an organisation and have the opportunity to put their training into practice while receiving supervision and guidance from the College. And if they want to further their studies by doing a Masters programme, the skill set they have after completing a BPsych Degree will put them in a good position for acceptance.

Dr Hermanean Laauwen, former Principal of SACAP’s Johannesburg Campus says, “The BPsych degree is one of the keys to resolving so many of the challenges that our country faces in addressing our mental health challenges.  The BPsych degree is a highly efficient academic pathway for professional registration and is directly targeted at training professionals for a scope of practice to work in community contexts at a primary mental health level.”

Dr Laauwen goes on to say, “What differentiates us from a traditional university setting is that we are committed to the personal development of our students along with their sense of vocational identity. Our BPsych degree empowers graduates with knowledge and essential ‘work ready’  skills to make a difference where it’s needed most,” says Dr Laauwen.
SACAP’s Cape Town and Johannesburg campuses offer an accredited BPsych Degree, and applications for 2016 close on 30 November with a limited intake of only 20 students at each campus.

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  1. Killeen

    I have completed my bedpsyc in 2012 so i need some practucum to can be able to write my hpcsa exam board what must or how can you help me achieve that

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  2. Sibusiso

    Hi!
    I’m currently doing honours in psychology at the University of the Western Cape, is it possible for me to apply for BPsych (Equivalance) or is it one of the same thing?

    Concerned postgraduate student

    Please get back to me ASAP.

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Sibusiso, Thank you for your keen interest in SACAP. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please complete our online enquiry form so that one of our admissions team can contact you: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  3. Cephas

    I am currently holding an Honours Degree and wish to do BPsyc programme. Can i do it on part time basis?
    If its full time how long can i take to complete?

    Regards
    Cephas

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Cephas, we only offer the BPsych on campus in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The programme is offered on a Full time basis. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please complete our online enquiry form so that one of our admissions team can contact you: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  4. ELLEN

    Hi. I would like to do B.psych in 2018 and I only have matric, would I be accepted as a undergrad?

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Ellen, A degree pass for matric is needed. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please complete the online enquiry form so that our admissions staff can contact you regarding your query: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi. Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  5. Nobesuthu Mkandla

    I have a degree in Psychology with unisa,can I apply for an honors with you?

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Nobesuthu, You are welcome to apply. Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  6. Faith

    good evening
    Iam a second year student at unisa and I would like to join you guys in 2018 for my last year is it possible for me to be credited in order for me to study with SACAP and is it possible that nfsas pays for my studies in SACAP?

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    • Marketing Team

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  7. Hlamalani Manabe

    I have an honours degree in psychology obtained from unisa. I was one of the unfortunate students who got to their honours level of study when the bpsych equivalent was phased out. I want to work as a registered marriage counselor, but due to the lack of the hpcsa registration I can’t. Now I was wondering if its still possible for me to be enrolled in your bsych programme, even though all of the subjects/modules I’ve done, just for me to get a registration pathway?

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    • Marketing Team

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  8. Thandeka

    Do u have this bachelors degree through corespondence.e.g unisa

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Thandeka, We do offer online degrees and courses. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly.
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  9. Xxxxx

    Previous post was a question, not a comment.
    Why post it here?

    Reply
  10. Zander Jordaan

    Can I please have an idea of the costs involved in this 4 year bachelor’s degree?
    Thanks in advance.
    Zander Jordaan

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Zander,
      Thank you for your interest in SACAP. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly.
      Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  11. JC van der Merwe

    I am currently busy with my Honor’s in Counseling Psychology at UNISA – I initially joined them to do the B.Psych equivalence program, but it was halted. How do I go about completing my B.Psych, and can I do it with you?

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    • Marketing Team

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      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly.
      Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  12. Modiehi Rapulana

    Hi.Im a 40 yrs old Clinical Nurse practitioner. Can I do BPsych degree part time, reason being I’m permanently employed.

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Modiehi, We don’t offer the Bpsych online. But we do offer our BsocSci online.Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  13. Modiehi Rapulana

    Hi.Im a 40 yrs old Clinical Nurse practitioner. Can I do BPsych such degree part time, reason being I’m permanently employed.

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Modiehi,
      We don’t off the BPsych online.We do offer the BASocSci online. Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  14. Gomotsegang Aphane

    Good day I am currently doing my last year in BA which primarily majors in psychology and English. What is required of me if I want to do a Bpsych. And if I will be accredited for all the modules that I am currently doing. Please contact me on the email provided.

    Thank you

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Gomotsengange,
      The admissions team need to assess your academic results. Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  15. Frennie.

    I’m 54 yrs of age. Can i study BPsych degree as part-time student. Reason,i won’t manage full-time. I want to start this next semester.

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Frennie,
      Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Frennie,
      Unfortunately, we don’t offer the Bpysch degree online due to the exclusivity of the programme. Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  16. Nonkazimulo

    I’m nonkazimulo and currently studying bachelor of psychology doing my second year in a private institution ( Pearson higher institution ) formally known as Midrand Graduate institute. I would like to do my third year in unisa in 2018, please help if you do accredite private institutions

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Nonkazimulo, You can move from private to public tertiary education if the private tertiary education is recognised by the CHE and DHET. This is the rule of Thumb but please confirm with UNISA. We can’t be sure of their accreditation policies.

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  17. MBILI

    I would like to do BPsychology d.currently m only having a Diploma in nursing wich in it includes 2years of psychology nd 2years of psychiatry just as part of comprehensive diploma.if i am to do BPsych will i be credited or how many years will it take

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Mbili,
      Thank you for your interested. It’s best to ask our admissions team. Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  18. Ernst Botes

    I studied at Stellenbosh universty BA Psych. I need one module pshyc 348 to graduate but SUN does not have the facilaties for me to comlete my degree part time. Is there a way I can register and use my credits to get a Bpsyc degree with your institution?

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Ernst, It’s best to ask admissions teams directly. Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  19. Sandy Reis

    Hi,
    I am 45 years old and would like to study towards becoming a psychometrist or councillor. I have an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology which was completed in 1993. What options are available to me and would I need to start from scratch. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards

    Sandy

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    • Marketing Team

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      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  20. veronica lebethe

    are you registered with unisa or wits or which institude?

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    • Marketing Team

      Hi Veronica,
      SACAP is a private institution. All our qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and are registered by the South African Qualifications Authority. SACAP itself is registered by the Department of Higher Education. Furthermore, our 4 Year BPsych degree is endorsed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

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  21. Jade Duncan

    Hi there,
    I would just please like to know when one should apply if you want to start your studies in 2018 (as I am currently in matric) and what the fees are concerning this particular course. I would also please like to enquire about possible bursaries.

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Jade,
      We don’t offer any bursaries. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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    • Mrs Macheke- Fitzpatrick

      will like you to assist me in completing my six month practicum which is outstanding   in oder to become registered psychometrist. I have completed my hournours in Industrial & Management Psycholody in 2009 with UNISA. ( See attached Credentials).

      I will like to bring to your attention that i am willing to complete the some of the Bpsych program if practicum can not be offered separately.

      I have worked as a student councellor, Human resource Developer & quality assurer within the Department of Defence.

      I will also like to bring to your attention that throughout my career i have applied  theory that i have learned under the supervision of Dr J. Moodley (Psychometist) were i have accummulated knowledge & experience in dealing with poeple wrt to individual & work related challenges. Dr J. Moodley is willing to write a motivation in support.

      I am interested in completing MA Org however it is difficult for me to be accepted due to the fact that my avarage is below 65%.

      Please also advise me on which non degree subject can i register in order to upgrade my avarege score for admission in the second semester.

      Please advise & assist in persuasion of my dream.
      Hoping for a favourable response.

      0827317497
      KA. Macheke – Fitzpatrick

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      • Marketing Team

        Hello Macheke,
        Please fill out our online form so that one of our admissions staff can contact you. Click here to fill out our form: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi

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  22. KWENA

    when will b-psych equivalent program be back/offered at SACAP?

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  23. David Chessman

    Dear SACAP , 2017 I will complete BA Psychological Counselling with UNISA . Please advise what opportunities there might be to convert this to your B. Psyche. Regards David

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello David,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  24. This is an interesting move for Psyches...

    How can I apply for studies?

    Reply
  25. Lungiswa mejane

    I have passed my honours in psychology, then because of limited space to progress to masters nothing can be offered by HPSA to keep me going on? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

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      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  26. Luan Holtzhauzen

    Good day, do you still offer the BPsych degree? And are you accepting new enrollments?

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    • Marketing Team

      Hello Luan,

      Yes we do offer the BPsych degree. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  27. Nthabiseng

    Does SACAP offer psychometry courses? I have an Honours in psychology and want to study psychometry.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

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  28. zipho

    i did industrial psych ( Degree)and i am now interested in exploring Bppsych
    is it wise for me actually looking at the job market and how much does it cause and are there any bursaries inplace

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      H Zipho,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  29. Td

    Hi have completed ba hons in psychology conselling just want to check if i can be able to register your Bpsych and at which level may you please send me all the details including the price.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

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      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  30. Stabile Mtetwa

    Hi. I have a Psychology 3yr degree. I studied at Monash in South Africa. I’m Zimbabwean. I would love to know if I should register for this, or due to that I’m Zimbabwean, I can’t. I need to know because when I went back home, I figured my qualification does not apply to Zimbabwe.

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    • Marketing Team

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      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  31. Angie

    Good day

    Please send me more information of the Bpsych ….. (Price, starts, whats required etc)
    I had completed one year at Unisa and not sure where to go from there after a two year gap. My email address is abuniques@gmail.com

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    • Marketing Team

      Hi Angie,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Our Admissions team will send you some information.

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  32. Ntombi

    Good day. My name is Ntombi. I have an Honours degree in Psychology from UKZN. If I wanted to do the BPsych do I have to start from level one or can i be credited for what I have. Thank you

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    • Marketing Team

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      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  33. Kaomane Mohlamonyà

    I have completed BA degree majored with psychology 1,2,3 with university ofpretoria mamelodi campus in 2004 which wasknown as vista university before,and i wanted to do Bsych then and it was phased out,i also contacted midrand graduate institute and they also said,they are not offering it any more,please provide me with information about any institution around gauteng especially pretoria being the nearest, either offering that full time or part time ,because i am employed with DEPT OF CORR SERVICES in cullinan, i will also provide u with my other email address because I want to start by July 2017 or next year 2018 January email address is nmohlamonyane@gmail.com

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    • Marketing Team

      Hi Kaomane,

      Please be advised that we have a campus in Pretoria that you can apply. Please below campus location

      Pretoria Campus: 1st Floor, North Block, Brookfield Office Park, 261 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk

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  34. Hlonipheka

    is late to apply now, if its not when can I apply because I want to study there there problem is I heard late about this college and, I really want to study psychology.

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  35. Hlonipheka

    hi I have 54% on English, 60% on mathematics and 50% on Life sciences
    so do I qualify to study psychology and if I, how can I apply?

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  36. Judy Lancaster

    Good day, please could you send me more information about the BPsych degree. I already have Psychology I from Wits University. What are the annual fees? Is there still availability on this year’s course? Thank you Judy

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    • Marketing Team

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      Thanks for getting in touch. Our Admissions team will send you some information.

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  37. siphosethu

    I want to study psychology if I have code 3 on math like and life science do I qualify ? where is this insitition here in cape I am really interested application for studying for 2017 are still open if yes please contact me

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    • Marketing Team

      Hi Siphosethu,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Our Cape Town Campus address is: 1st Floor, Sunclare building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont.

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  38. Annuscha Sagner

    I want to know if i do the BPsych degree can do it online as I from Namibia it is difficult to study full time at any university in SA.
    I am also interested to specialize in Child psychology

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

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  39. Nothando

    Hi
    I hold a Psychology degree from UKZN, would it be possible to do my honours at here at the institution?

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  40. Robynn

    I passed3 subjects 50%+ rest are bellow do I still qualify to do 3 year course for psychology or do I got to do a short course first ?

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Robynn,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  41. Alexander Georghiades

    I would just like to find out if it is still required to start the bpsych program from the first year if you have completed your honours in psychology through unisa or if a bpsych equivalent program has been developed yet?

    Regards

    Alexander Georghiades

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    • Marketing Team

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  42. AZWINDINI A.B MODAU

    I hold a MA degree in Psychology (UNIVEN) and BA Honours degree in Psychology (UNISA) and i would like to know if it is possible to do BPsych part- time in order to be registered with HPCSA as a registered counselor. i would like to further my studies and become a registered psychologist

    THANK YOU

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    • Marketing Team

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  43. Lethabo

    I want to study phychology, where can I find you

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    • Marketing Team

      H Lethabo,

      Please see below our Campus locations.

      Cape Town campus: 1st Floor, Sunclare building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont. Johannesburg campus: 1st Floor, 1 Sixty Jan Smuts, 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank. Pretoria Campus: 1st Floor, North Block, Brookfield Office Park, 261 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk

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  44. Kholofelo

    Do you offer any diploma in clinical psychology?

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  45. Monica

    I have my honours degr ee in inclusive education and addressing barriers to learning. How do i register for the course, and requirements needed.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Monica,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. You can find out more about our Application Process as well as download the form here: http://www.sacap.edu.za/application-registration-process/ If you require any further information or assistance, you can email us on info@sacap.edu.za

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Please be advised that applications close on the 16th January 2017.

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  47. zarina

    i am in possession of an honours degree and wish to become a counsellor.
    Presently i practice as an indep Psychometrist.

    i also possess a psychological counselling Diploma and have completed the 1 year practicum in 2003 at UZ. This was at the time the Board was chopping and changing things !

    Thank you !

    Reply
  48. Doris

    l hold a Higher National Diploma in Accounting.l however feel l should do a course in Counselling in order to help my community and also my church.Kindly advice if this course is ideal. How much is it and can it be done through distance learning .lam in Zimbabwe

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  49. Cariad Morgan

    Hello. I have a BA in English and Communication (Psychology up to 2nd year) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, both through UNISA. I would love some information about how to become a Psychologist. I also need to know about your fee structure. I also live in Durban.

    Kind Regards
    Cariad Morgan

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  50. Kelly

    Good Afternoon!

    I’m currently registred with UNISA for a BA in Community & Health Pschology & was writting my final modules to optain my BA degree & further wish to study further. I hope to register for this qualification as it sounds to be a better option than a honours qualification. I therefore wish to inquire if I do qualify to register for that BPsychology. Any communication will behighly appreciated

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  51. AMANDA

    Hello! , I hold a BA degree in Psychology(NQF7). Thus, I would like to know if it is impossible to do BPsych in order to be registered with HPCSA as a registered counsellor?.

    i would like to further my studies and become a psychologist.

    please assist me

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Amanda,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  52. Amber

    Good day, I am a matric student and I’m currently writing my last two final exams. I want to become a clinical psychologist and I wanted to ask what courses should I take, the requirements and is it to too late to apply?

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Amber,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  53. Khadija

    Will it be able to study the degree through part time means if I am residing in Durban ?

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Khadija,

      We offer our courses in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Online. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
    • Mokgadi Lebethe

      I am currently working for government and am also a pastor.I have realised that there id a great need for professional counselling in the churches.I am 59years .Please advise how I can go about this course.

      Reply
      • Marketing Team

        Hi Mokgadi,

        Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

        Reply
  54. Nonkululeko

    Hi, I hold an honours degree in Psychology specialising in counselling. Thus, I would like to find out if it is impossible to do BPsych since I can not register with HPCSA as a registered counsellor as yet.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Nonkululeko,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details by clicking on the link provided: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  55. HOSEA RICHARD MOKOENA

    I have passed my honorary Bachelor’s degree in Police Practices with South African Business School, Krugersdorp, what requirements do you need for me to do this degree. I am a pastor by calling,

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Hosea,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  56. zim

    Hello its Zim again i just want to ask how much is your course per year(bpsych degree)

    Reply
  57. Mmuso

    Hi,my name is Mmuso.I have BA Psychological counselling and now i want to study Bpsych degree with you.What must i do?

    Reply
  58. Sinazo Twesha

    I passed matric 2015 with Bachellor; can i enroll for this course??

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Sinazo,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  59. Princess

    Hi
    I’m currently re-writing two subjects that I failed last year in matric and I would like to study Bpsych next year.Please send me the administration fee and the intuition fees for psychology.What are the necessary documents needed for me to apply for 2017 since well I’m re-writing?

    Reply
  60. zim

    Hi my name is zim..i just want 2 ask if i may be able 2 study a Bpsych degree i have a level 4 certificate in education and development

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Zim

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  61. KHOLOFELO MIRIAM MAHLAELA

    next year want to study 4 years in psychology so do u offer bursary and if you do in first year or second year and how to apply it.

    Reply
    • Marketing Team

      Hi Kholofelo,

      We don’t offer any bursaries. We wish you all the best with your studies!

      Reply
  62. Ingrid Nhleko

    To whom it may concern, I live in Durban and checking if one can still register though not in Jhb or CT.
    2ndly, I have an honours in Industrial Psychology but now realise that my calling is in Child Psychology…any advise on how I can pursue my passion?
    Lastly what are your tuition fees
    Would appreciate it if someone can call me.
    Thank you
    Ingrid Nhleko

    Reply
  63. Lintle

    hi
    I am interest in the social science degree.could I get more information on it please together with tuition fees.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lintle,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  64. Lebo

    I have a Bpsych degree and already registered as a Counsellor under HPCSA but I now wish to convert to Industrial psychology can I use my degree to apply for an honours or undergraduate degree with credits.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lebo,

      We currently don’t offer any Industrial Psychology programmes. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  65. Sharon

    If I have level 3(40-49) in mathematics and physical science do I qualify to Bpsych degree?

    Reply
  66. Princess

    Hi
    I’d like to ask, is it possible to continue with a Bpsch degree if you have graduated with a BA degree measured in psychology+english? if so how many years does it takes to complete it?

    Reply
  67. Lisa

    I have a bachelors degree in which I majored in psychology. I am now interested in child psychology, please advise on the channels I need to follow.
    Regards,

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lisa,

      The minimum requirements for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa for clinical, counselling or education psychology (all of who work with children) are as follows:

      5 Years full-time formal education in psychology, i.e.
      A three year Bachelor’s degree majoring in psychology or equivalent thereof, plus
      An Honours degree in psychology, plus
      A directed Master’s degree programme in psychology approved by the HPCSA; and
      Successful completion of a full-time approved internship of 12 months duration; and
      Successful completion of the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology in the relevant registration category.

      Our Bachelor of Social Science Psychology Honours degree is a comprehensive undergraduate psychology degree programme, providing a perfect springboard for those wishing to progress Masters in order to become a psychologist.

      We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  68. Marlize

    Hi,
    I have my BA Applied Art degree and would like to enroll in this A BPSYCH degree, to be able to combine the two and become an Art Therapist.
    Can this course be done part time, as I’m working full time?
    Please send me all information. Thank you.

    Reply
  69. wilma

    will i be able to study part time

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Wilma,

      This depends on which programme you decide to study. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  70. Cindy Cuttings

    I’m busy with my 2nd year BPsych at Pearson in Durbanville Cape Town. Can I transfer to you or are there any problems? please get back to me.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Cindy,

      You are able to transer, however, it would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly regarding RPL. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  71. Angela clegg

    I would like someone to contact me regarding regstration

    Reply
  72. Nonkululeko

    Good day can you please send me the quotation (tutation fees) for 2nd year psychology, and would like to ask if you guys give out practical/ placements after one is done studying?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nonkululeko,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. Most of our courses include a Work Integrated Learning component. We’d love to send you the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  73. joan

    Hello. I have a B Ed and majored in psych. I’m interested in applying for honors (educational psychology)or equivalent course with you. Can you please send me details and advise on how to go through the process

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Joan,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  74. Nomcebo

    I will love to study Bpsych degree I just want to know what are the requirement

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nomcebo,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  75. Stephanie

    Greetings

    I’d like a bit more information regarding the BPsych program. What modules do you offer? I am interested in cognitive psychology/ behavioral psychology. Also, what are the requirements for admission? Are the daily schedule more or less the same as any university? Meaning, do we have class from 8a.m to 16:00p.m, with tutorials? Any help will be much appreciated. I look forward to hear from you.

    Best wishes
    Stephanie

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you all the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  76. Antonnia

    I have a BA degree majored in psychology, please advise what I can be credited for as well as extra subjects to take to convert to a Bpsych degree

    Reply
  77. Caroline Chinhengo

    Good day,I have a National Diploma in ECD and would like to fo a Bpsych degree.My question is will I qualify and how much is the School fees..

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Caroline,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  78. Lorrell

    I have a B.Ed degree as an educator and would like to do my BPSYCH. Please send me the details

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lorrell,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  79. PHUMLA NGONYOZA

    I was an educator, currently a court intermediary. I have a 3 year diploma in teaching and an ACE in School Management and Leadership. However I have a passion for helping victims especially these I am working with, psychologically. Your degree is an answer to my deepest yearning.

    My question is : Can I do this degree through distent learning?

    I would appreciate your response.

    Regards
    Phumla

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Phumla,

      We don’t currently offer our BPysch degree Online. We do, however, offer many other courses online.

      We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  80. Anellah njini

    How much are the tuition fees for Bpsych 2017

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Anellah,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  81. Marizanne

    Hi. I have a BSc degree from Stellenbosch, a PGCE and currently doing a diploma on psychology through online academies. I would love to study psychology but cannot start from the beginnig. Any suggestions what I can do or can I get some credits off?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Marizanne,

      We do offer Recognition for Prior Learning. It would, however, be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  82. ayanda

    I want to know if you do offer psychilogy part time/ long distance. Looking forward to be your psychology student in 2017….

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ayanda,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We do offer certain programmes Online. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  83. Beauty

    Hi Adele
    I would like to apply for BPsych degree 2017

    Reply
  84. Yolisa Mlalandle

    How does one qualify to be on this programme? My sister badly wants to do psychology and I was sceptical about the University route as I know it’s difficulties. Please advise.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Yolisa, the entrance requirements are dependent on the programme your sister wants to take. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  85. Tshego

    Good morning, I have a Diploma in HRM and I would like to study Psychology, Please advise.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Tshego, Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  86. chanel

    I already obtained a BA Corporate Communication degree with Psychology level 3 and a PGCE (intermediate phase).

    will I be able to apply for BPsych degree?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Chanel, you will be able to apply. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  87. Khosi

    I have BAed with psychology as a major and I obtained 75% in 1996 What procedure should I follow if I want to do Honours in Psychology.

    Reply
  88. Mathapelo

    Good day
    I am currently doing my honors degree in Counselling Psychology at UNISA. I would like to apply for a B Psych Program at SACAP. I would also like to know how do I apply.

    Reply
  89. Thandiwe

    Hi

    I’m currently doing my first year honours in psychology. Is it possible that I can finish the last four modules with SACAP?
    PLEASE advice.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Thandiwe, thanks for your interest in studying with us.

      We do offer Recognition for Prior Learning. It would, however, be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  90. Tshepiso

    I have a degree which I completed at the university of pretoria and looking to get into honours. The marks I got for psychology 3rd year are not enough to get me into honours. How do go about in upgrading my marks so that I can continue to do honours and then master’s?

    Regards
    Tshepiso

    Reply
  91. Busisiwe Mtshali

    Yellow I want to do a degree in BPsych when is registration For 2017?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Busiswe,

      The final date for BPsych 2017 closes on the 30th of October 2016. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  92. Morag Wilson

    Hi there,

    I am in the process of completing my BCom Honours in Industrial and Organisational Psychology through UNISA – it should be completed by Oct 2016. I was wondering if you offer a BPsych programme, I am wanting to qualify as a Psychometrist.
    Many thanks for your time.
    Kind Regards
    Morag Wilson

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Morag,

      We do offer a BPysch Programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  93. Tsietsi mmuso Lewele

    I have obtained my BA in psychological counselling so now i want to study BPsych or Honours.When will the registration open or where can i study it?Help me please

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
    • Khensani mildred

      I have obtained my BA degree in Psychological counselling in 2012 and I didn’t reach 60% for honours admission is’t possible that I can also enroll for Bpsych in your intitution?

      Reply
  94. Philiswa

    Hello, I am an educator and I am interested in studying psychology. Which qualification would be suitable for me? I am currently working with 13- 20 year old and I enjoy working with them. I hold a BA(Ed) and a BEd(Hons) qualifications.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  95. Nokuthula

    Hi i have a B.psyche degree and i am registered with HPCSA as a registered Counsellor but i will like to know if i can do a programme of psychometry and can i still register?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  96. Rami

    How do I submit my application?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Rami,

      Your admissions officer, Merilyn, will be in touch shortly to assist you with the application process.

      Reply
  97. Ryan Odendaal

    To whom it may concern

    I would like to complete my masters degree in educational psychology, I have applied at many universities over the past 2 years and have only qualified for 1 interview at TUKS in which I made it up until the 3rd round of interviews.

    Does your college offer this course and if not my back up plan is to do a bpsych equivalence in order to register as a psychometrist.

    I would appreciate some feedback

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ryan,

      We currently don’t offer a Masters qualification or a BPsych Equivalence. We wish you all the best with your studies!

      Reply
  98. jolene

    Hi

    I completed a BA Psych honors degree in 2012. I wish to get into a programme in order to eventually register as a Psychometrist . What is the application process?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Jolene,

      Thanks for your interest. Our Admissions team will be in touch shortly to assist you.

      Reply
  99. Jay

    Good Day,

    I completed my BA Degree in 2011, what recommendation will you give me and which institution to do BPsych or Honours. I will like to do it part time.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Jay,

      Our Admissions team will be in touch shortly with some information regarding these two courses.

      Reply
  100. lerato

    I want to register for 2016 are u still open if so what are the fees for a degree in psychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lerato. Thanks for your interest. Our Admissions team will be in touch to assist you.

      Reply
  101. Lungile

    Hi, I’m currently in grade 12 and would like to know, when the applications for 2017 will open.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lungile,

      Thanks for your interest. Our Admissions team will be in touch to assist you with information and dates.

      Reply
  102. Paseka

    I have an undergraduate degree in BA Psychology and I have my honours degree in Bachelor of social science. Is there any way for me to go into BPsych without having to do all four years?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Paseka,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  103. Bridgette

    Hi,

    I would love to do the BPsych degree, I see this is a full time program,
    what are my options regarding part-time programs.

    I am 36 year old mom of two and work full, time so to study full time will not be an option…….

    Kind Regards
    Bridgette

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Bridgette,

      Unfortunately we only offer the course as a full-time option at the moment.

      Reply
  104. mulweli

    I checked which institutions were accredited with HPCSA and I was surprised not to see SACAP, are you guys accredited?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Mulweli,

      We definitely are accredited with the HPCSA. You can find the list of institutions here. Our Admissions team will be in touch shortly to assist you.

      Reply
  105. lerato

    How much is Registration fees and full amount when doing psychology

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lerato,

      Thanks for your interest. Our Admissions team will be in touch

      Reply
  106. khomotso

    how much is a degree in psychology

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Khomotso. It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  107. hope nkosi

    How much does each semester cost and is this a private or public institution?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Hope,

      This is a private institution. Regarding the fees, it would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  108. jamie lee jansen

    I would love to he registered with the HPCSA. but I am only a 3rd year BA degree student majoring in Psychology I would like to know how and where can I then apply for a Bpsych and whether or not my past years stidying psych would be accredited for this degree?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Jamie

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  109. Candice

    I have my honours in psychology and would love to be a registered counsellor. Does my honours help me with the Bpsych in anyway?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Candice,

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  110. Linda

    I am a Bpsych graduate from Walter Sisulu University struggling to get job. For me Bpsych without masters is useless

    Reply
    • Lungi

      Hi, I’m interested in studying Bpsych in your institution now I would like to know if I can study it party time?

      Reply
      • Adele Bezuidenhout

        Hi Linda, thanks for your interest in studying with us. We have passed your details along to our Admissions team. They will be in contact shortly.

        Reply
  111. noxolo lulekwa

    Any psychology degree can leads you to be a registered counsellor?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Noxolo,

      Only our BPsych Degree can lead to you becoming a Registered Counsellor. We have passed your details along to our Admissions team. They will be in contact shortly to answer all your questions.

      Reply
  112. alida van der mescht

    Good day, will it be possible to arrange a meeting at the Cape Town campus about my options of furhering my studies. I have a BA humamities degree from University of Stellenbosch and a BPsychHons degree from UNISA but no way of registering on the HPCSA. I would love to get advice on the matter, even if it means redoing my studies in order to become a registered counsellor.

    Kind Regards,
    Alida van der Mescht

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Alida,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Please call (021) 671 7692 or send an email to info@sacap.edu.za and one of our course advisors can make an arrangement to meet with you.

      Reply
  113. Helena Edwards

    Hi there

    I am interested in applying for the Bsych degree, starting 2016.

    Someone from your organisation called me a while back and was very informative, thank you, and now I would like some more specific information on this programme.

    Please send me information on details of curriculum, fees, and roughly how many modules/hours will be spent on campus.

    Many thanks

    Helena

    Reply
  114. Sebi

    im currently studying applied psychology with unisa its a 3year degree.
    is it possible to register with you after completing it.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Reply
  115. Else-Marie Roux

    I am interested in doing the Bpsych degree. I have my honours in psychology. How will this translate to the degree.

    I would also like some more information about the fees and the schedule for the year (s)

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards,
    Else-Marie Roux

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Else-Marie,

      You will have to start from 1st year to complete the BPsych degree with SACAP. However, your current qualification can give you credits for some of the modules.
      Please contact us so that we speak to you directly about the best way forward for you. Email: info@sacap.edu.za , Telephone: 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  116. Noxolo

    This is my fourth year doing B psych. I want to ask what are my chances of getting a job without a Masters because I really need to work next year, my mother is worried I won’t get a job.

    Reply
  117. Anncois Carstens

    Good day

    Your degree is definitely what my daughter lives and breathes to do – please advise who I contact for admission. I seem to have very limited success with emails I am sending and messages I have left for the Student Recruiters. I would truly appreciate your assistance in this regard. Thank you.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Anncois

      Thank you very much for your message. Please feel free to direct your questions with regards to your daughter’s studies, directly to the Recruitment Manager for assistance.
      Leon Aucamp can be reached on info@sacap.edu.za.

      Reply
  118. Peter

    I want to know, if someone completes a BPsych degree, is one then only able to apply for a Masters in Counselling, or can you also apply for a Masters in Clinical Psychology? Thanks

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    • SACAP

      Peter,

      Depending on where you are applying to, you can do a Masters in either Counselling or Clinical Psychology.

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  119. Magdalen Kamhulu

    I am a learner, and I am matric writing my final exam at the end of the year. I want to do BPsych degree in psychology, can i venture into the course as my next stage of study?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Magdalen

      You can apply to SACAP for study next year. However, we would advise you to contact us first so that we speak to you directly about what we have on offer and the best way forward for you.

      Reply
  120. Lethabo

    M currently studying BA psych at MGI so i want to knw if i apply at SACAP next year wil i b credited my modules are Comm science,political science,linguistics,media theory,computer skills nd general psychology

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Lethabo,

      Please call or email us so that we speak to you directly about which modules (if any) may be credited if you apply to SACAP. Email info@sacap.edu.za, phone 0860 77 11 11

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  121. Joan

    I am currently doing a BCom Industrial and Organisational Psychology but want to do a BPsych degree. will I be able to get credits for the subjects I have passed or will they not be recognised?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Joan,

      It depends on the modules you have covered so far.
      Please call or email us so that we discuss this with you further. Call 0860 77 11 11 or email info@sacap.edu.za

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  122. Teresa

    Hi. I had just completed my Psychology Honors degree at UNISA with a view to doing the BPsych Equivalence Programme ie the 6 month practicum when it was cancelled at the end of 2013. I graduated with 5 distinctions. At my age (45) there is little opportunity for me to leave my job and do Masters etc. Most universities expect you to redo Honors before they will accept you on the practicum. You can imagine how disappointing this has been. I already have a BSc and BCom degrees as well.
    Will SACAP accept someone like me on the 6 month practicum to provide me with the opportunity to write the Board exam? Thanks. Teresa

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    • SACAP

      Teresa,
      The only way to register with the HPCSA at this stage is to either complete your Masters or to complete a four year BPsych degree with the 960 hours practicum. We are not able to merge students into our BPsych and the BPsych equivalence degree is no longer offered anywhere in South Africa until further notice.

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  123. Velisa Hoza

    Good day

    Just wanted to ask if you offer the BPsych equivalent psychometry programme.

    Thank you

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    • SACAP

      Velisa,

      We only offer the BPsych Degree that will allow you to register with HPCSA and allow you to work as a registered counsellor under one of their 9 categories. Please read our blog on the types of jobs you can get with a Psychology degree for more information.

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  124. Jade

    Does SACAP offer bursaries to students who are interested in the BPsych degree

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    • SACAP

      Jade,

      SACAP is a private institution and so, does not offer any bursaries.

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  125. Ernest

    I have a degree is Psychology. Do I have start afresh if wanting to enrol the Bpsych programme with SACAP?

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    • SACAP

      Ernest,

      It would still take you the full four years to complete your BPsych degree, even if we can credit you some modules you would have to wait for the cohort to complete them according to the HPCSA.

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  126. Gene

    This year I will be completing my honours degree in BA Psychology. What are my options if I wanted to have a BPsych degree?

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    • SACAP

      Gene,

      Unfortunately you cannot merge into the BPsych degree. Even if we can credit you some modules you would have to wait for the cohort to complete them according to the HPCSA. Therefore it would still take you the full four years to complete your BPsych degree.

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  127. Nompelo Dondolo

    I possess a BA Psychology honours degree. What must I do in order to become a counsellor and be registerd with HPCSA

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  128. Mlotshwa

    I am very much interested in the BPsych degree offered by your institution and I intend enrolling in 2016. Kindly forward me the fees for the first year of study and the minimum requirements.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Mlotshwa,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP. Please contact us so that we discuss with you directly our fee structure and minimum requirement. Email to info@sacap.edu.za or call 0860 77 11 11.

      Reply
  129. sophy

    ive just completed my B.A honours in psychology and i want to become a registered counselor. what id like to find out is- is it possible to do a Bpsych equivalence programme with SACAP and if so, how long is the programme,when can i register,any requirements for the programme?

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  130. Hilda Badenhorst

    I completed BCom and BCom(hons) (last exam 21/1/15 and PGCE (Unisa)

    I would like to complete a HPCSA accredited course that can build on my current background towards completing Masters studies.

    I am willing to complete extra modules for non degree purposes to be able to acquire this

    Can you please give me advice in this matter?

    And can I apply for financial support or a bursary in this matter ?

    Kind regards H Badenhorst

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  131. Jane

    Thank you for your informative article.
    Are there options to study BPsych degree part time?

    Reply
  132. Tshepiso Ndebele

    This is great bt hw do i apply and wt abt bursaries?m currently in grade 12..can we pls communicate via email..pls reply on tshepisoriah@nokiamail.com

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  133. Sindiswa Maphumulo

    I wish this was done long time ago…we never would have chosen the BA majoring in psychology. I’m one of the many people whom I can say is ‘stuck’ with a BA degree in Psychology, I can’t get into honours, part time or fulltime…I love psychology, it is my passion, most Psychology students I went to school with are stuck in dead end Jobs or have changed careers mostly Education field, that is not what I want to do…is there any hope for us? What if you also consider students with BA’s in Pyschology for the BPsych qualification, maybe do one more year equivelant to the qualification with modules covered in the BPsych and not on BAPsych…please advise…(Desperate)

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    • SACAP

      Sindiswa,

      The BPsych degree is a four year professional qualification and unfortunately it is not possible to merge into second, third or last year with other qualifications, at this stage. Students have to complete the full four years as one cohort. You will have the opportunity to apply for credits should you choose to enter another undergraduate degree in Psychology with SACAP ie the Bachelor of Applied Social Science.

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  134. Didintle

    Its only now that I also get to understand which one is better,as I am a second year psychology student. But what I also wanted to know is that once I complete my degree can I apply for my honors at your campus reason being most universities don’t really focus on the practical side of things as much as you do??

    But thank-you the info 🙂

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    • SACAP

      Didintle,

      SACAP only offers the BPsych degree to those who started with us in 1st year, and so you are unable to join in the 4th year.

      Reply
  135. Kamogelo

    I can now understand the difference between Bachelors of Psychology and the Bachelor of Arts. I am certainly going to do Bachelor of Psychology because it offers good qualifications that an undergraduate has to take a long way to complete.

    Thank you for the the important information that many of the undergraduates did not know.

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  136. tsietsi lewele

    I m doing BA Psychological counselling with unisa and it is my second year,what I want to know is that what must I do to join your institution so that I can do Bpsych? I have already passed 18 modules with unisa.
    I will apreciate your help.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tsietsi,

      The BPsych degree is a four year professional qualification and unfortunately it is not possible to merge into second, third or last year with other qualifications, at this stage. Students have to complete the full four years as one cohort. You will have the opportunity to apply for credits should you choose to enter another undergraduate degree in Psychology with SACAP ie the Bachelor of Applied Social Science.

      Reply
  137. Lebogang

    Hi I just want to find out, if a person is currently doing BA Psychology and wants to now do BPsych, will they be accredited for the BA Psych degree or is it not possible?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Lebogang,

      Unfortunately, in order to be accredited with a BPsych degree, you would need to have studied it from 1st year through to the 4th and final year.

      Reply
  138. Lindsey Walsh

    Good day,
    I just read your article on the bpsych and have been utterly disappointed that UNISA’s bpsych has just been suspended as I took the degree for the intention of getting a bpsych, this years finish my undergrad and am looking at institutions that do bpsych in Cape Town, and have found nothing, do you know of other places that offer honors that are bpsych equivalent? Is it possible to study SACAP’s bpsych in the 4th year only or only for students who started from 1st year?
    Thanks in advance.

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    • SACAP

      Lindsey

      Unfortunately you are not able to apply to SACAP for the 4th year, as the BPsych Degree is awarded to those who who studied it from 1st year. You may have to apply for honors at institutions that offer it to those with BA degrees

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