Study Applied Psychology, Management and Leadership
Established in 1997, the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) is an independent provider of accredited Applied Psychology courses with campuses in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Online.
Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills
Higher Certificate in Counselling and Communication Skills
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling)
Why choose SACAP
SACAP offers robust academics, practical skills and individual attention. At SACAP we really do want you to succeed and graduate as a well-equipped and confident practitioner who can make a positive transformational impact on the lives of others.
- Academic rigour, applied skills
- Accredited qualifications, a reputation for excellence
- Small classes, big thinking
- Expert training, from the experts
- Hands-on experience, while you study
- More study options, fewer excuses
- Develop your potential, make a difference
Academic rigour, applied skills
Graduating as a competent practitioner is of key importance to SACAP. Which is why we at SACAP combine an academically rigorous curriculum with a strong emphasis on the ability to apply knowledge through the training of relevant skills.
Accredited qualifications, a reputation for excellence
SACAP’s qualifications enjoy accreditation by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) . What’s more, our Bachelor of Psychology Degree is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Small classes, big thinking
We keep our classes deliberately small. This encourages active participation and engagement between you, your fellow students and your educators. This interactive and experiential learning is a core feature of our educational philosophy.
Expert training, from the experts
SACAP has over 20 years’ experience as a leading provider of training in Applied Psychology. So whether you’re studying Psychology, Counselling, Coaching, Human Resource Management or Business Management, know that your educators bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table.
Hands-on experience, while you study
SACAP’s Work Integrated Learning is where your training really comes to life. Most of our qualifications include supervised practical placements that cover a diverse range of settings. Again, SACAP has alternative plans in place for this to continue in a safe and meaningful way, should lock-down still be in effect.
More study options, fewer excuses
Our different study plans make it easier to choose an option that best works for you. Many of our qualifications are available as full time or part-time options and given that we have three intakes per year (course dependent), you don’t need to “lose” time before starting your studies. We have four different campuses throughout South Africa or you can study with SACAP Online.
Develop your potential, make a difference
Too often, those in crisis can’t access the help they need. SACAP’s person-centred educational philosophy develops the intellectual, practical and emotional skills our students need to effect positive change where it’s needed most.
SACAP Study options
We have accredited qualifications that include a Higher Certificate and a range of diplomas, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programmes. So whether you simply want to test the waters with a short course or take your skills to the next academic level, SACAP has an option for you.
Each student has taken a different route to get to our doors. What unites our students is the desire to create positive change in the lives of others..
“In my time at SACAP I have been continually growing and changing my thought process and how I view the world.”
Rohan de Jongh
“The Coaching in the Workplace course has given me practical tools that are helping me manage the more challenging aspects of my job.”
“The SACAP environment really encourages you to strive to be your personal best. I enjoy how each student brings something different to the table.”
“I was drawn to the small campus, small classes and being lectured by practicing professionals.”
“Instructors made the learning experience very pleasant. “They really accommodated each student’s individual needs,”
“SACAP offered the flexibility that I needed in order to continue my work and studies.”
“Studying online is ideal for someone who is working, is self-disciplined or prefers to study independently.”
“I’ve always known that youth was my niche so I took advantage of the college’s awesome fieldwork modules.”
“You don’t only learn about other people’s problems, you become more self-aware through the studies at SACAP. It’s a growth experience.”