Courses at a glance

Higher Certificate in Counselling & Communication Skills

SACAP’s Higher Certificate is an excellent point of entry into the field of psychology, human behaviour and mental health. It’s a short, 15 month, vocational qualification that has been specifically designed to equip you with introductory knowledge and basic counselling and communication skills. Not only does the Higher Certificate offer “work-ready” practical training, it’s also a springboard into higher education in this exciting field.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town) and Online
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Intakes 3 Intakes per year
Modules and Credits 10 modules (At least 120 credits)
NQF 5, CHE accredited

Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Communication Skills 

SACAP’s Advanced Certificate builds on an existing foundation of learning. It’s a short, 1-year, vocational qualification that has been specifically designed to further your knowledge and insight in psychology, human behaviour and mental health. Not only does the Advanced Certificate provide a strong focus on applied counselling and communication skills for application in a variety of counselling environments ­– it also develops deeper knowledge in specific counselling areas of your choice.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 15 months full-time
2 years part-time
Intakes 3 Intakes per year
Modules and Credits 9 modules (at least 120 credits)
NQF 6, CHE accredited
IRCEP recognised
Fieldwork 200 hours including supervision

Diploma in Counselling & Communication

SACAP’s Diploma is a well-rounded offering that balances knowledge with practical skills and experience. It’s a comprehensive vocational qualification that develops insight in psychology, human behaviour and mental health. It also focuses on developing “work-ready” counselling skills and is structured in such a way that you can develop deeper learnings in specific counselling areas of your choice.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 2 years full-time
3 years part-time
Intakes 3 Intakes per year
Modules and Credits 19 modules (At least 240 credits)
NQF 6, CHE accredited
Practicum 200 hours including supervision

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

SACAP’s BAppSocSci degree is a comprehensive, 3-year, undergraduate qualification that develops a robust theoretical and methodological understanding of the discipline of psychology embedded within the social sciences. It has been specifically designed to build critical thinking and a depth of understanding of the individual within a social context and positions you well for admission into an Honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences or related fields. What’s more, the BAppSocSci incorporates essential “work-ready” counselling and communication skills.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town) and Online
Duration 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Intakes 3 Intakes per year
Modules and Credits 28 modules (At Least 360 credits)
NQF 7, CHE accredited
Fieldwork 200 hours including supervision

SACAP’s three year BAppSocSci undergraduate degree offers an option to specialise in human resource management. The degree builds critical thinking skills and a depth of understanding of the individual within a social and organisational context. The graduate is well-positioned for admission into an honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences, or human resource management. The specialisation also incorporates essential “work ready” human resource management skills.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town) and Online
Duration 3 years, full-time, on campus5 years, part-time, online
Modules and Credits 28 modules (At Least 360 credits)
NQF 7, CHE accredited
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING 3 months, full time including mentoring

Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) Degree

SACAP’s Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) Degree is a dynamic programme that offers advanced levels of academic challenge and builds intellectual independence and research capacity in the principles and methodologies of psychology at a postgraduate level of study.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town)
Duration 1 year full-time
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Modules and Credits 7 modules (128 credits)
NQF 8, CHE accredited
Fieldwork None

Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]

SACAP’s BPsych Equivalent Programme is an 18-month professional Honours degree that incorporates and Honours degree in psychology and leads to registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Registered Counsellor.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 18 months, full-time only
Modules and Credits 8 modules (146 credits)
Integrated Practicum 720 hours, including supervision
NQF8, CHE and HPCSA Accredited

Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych)

SACAP’s BPsych degree is a professional qualification that leads to registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Registered Counsellor. The BPsych degree empowers you with knowledge and essential “work-ready” counselling and communication skills to provide short-term supportive counselling, psycho-education and psychological assessment for the purpose of protecting and promoting psychological wellbeing with individuals and families in diverse community settings. The BPsych develops a thorough grounding in the knowledge, theory and principles of the profession of psychology and builds high intellectual independence and research capacity in the methodology and techniques of psychology.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 4 years, full-time only
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Modules and Credits 33 modules (at least 480 credits)
Practicum 960 hours including supervision
NQF 8, CHE and HPCSA accredited

SACAP’s Masters of Social Science is specifically designed to enhance a student’s strategic leadership capabilities and proactively contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of the South African community.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 2 years, part-time
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Modules 10 modules including core modules, intensive modules and a mini dissertation.
NQF 9, CHE Accredited

Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching

SACAP’s Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching is a comprehensive NQF 8 (Honours-equivalent) level qualification designed to equip professional coach practitioners. We bring our unique psychological lens to coaching as an applied psychology as we believe that in order to work effectively with others, one needs to understand and apply psychological principles.

At a Glance

Availability On campus (Johannesburg and Cape Town).
Duration Two years part-time.
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Next intake 2018
Modules and Credits 8 modules.

3 modules are completed via weekly evening classes held on a termly basis.

5 modules are completed as intensives of 4 days each.

6 month supervised Client Coaching Internship.

Research Paper

Accreditations NQF 8, 129 credits.

Accredited by the Council on Higher Education. Qualification registered by SAQA.

SACAP is a registered Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training (ACTP) Programme of 235 hours.

Aligned with COMENSA requirements.

Coach Practitioner Programme

SACAP’s Coach Practitioner Programme is a part-time, five month, short learning programme designed for working professionals.  It will provide you with a foundation in professional coaching and equip you with both theory and practical skills to become a coach practitioner.  We bring our unique psychological lens to coaching as an applied psychology and believe that in order to work effectively with others, one needs to understand and apply psychological principles within the scope of practice as a coach.

At a Glance

Availability On campus (Johannesburg and Cape Town).
Duration 5 months, plus Mentor Coaching.
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Next intake 2018
Modules and Credits 1 Evening Module (10 weekly sessions).

2 Intensive Modules (4 consecutive days each).

Practical support in developing your coaching competencies through: 2 Observed Sessions with customised feedback from an ICF credentialed coach.

3 hours of Individual Mentor Coaching with ICF credentialed coaches.

7 hours of Group Mentor Coaching with ICF credentialed coaches.

Advanced Coach Practitioner Programme

SACAP’s Advanced Coach Practitioner Programme builds on SACAP’s Coach Practitioner Programme, taking you to the next level by deepening your coaching development.  This short learning programme equips you with an integrated understanding of adult learning and change, offers an in-depth exploration of ethical practice in coaching, and exposes you to a range of coaching models including Group and Team Coaching.

At a Glance

Availability On campus (Johannesburg and Cape Town).
Duration 6 months.
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Next intake 2018
Modules and Credits 1 Evening Module (11 weeks).

2 Intensive Modules (4 consecutive days each).

 

Practical support in developing your coaching competencies through: 4 Observed Sessions with customised feedback from an ICF credentialed coach.