General SACAP Testimonials


Raymond Mclean

“The SACAP environment really encourages you to strive to be your personal best. I enjoy the diversity of ages and how each student brings something different to the table. SACAP also creates a strong base for students. It gets us into the community and into the field so we get real-time experience. It really is a powerful blend of theory in the classroom, which is then put into practice in the community.”

Sarah Dowling

“SACAP offered everything that I wanted: small classes, excellent lecturers, practical counselling skills (over and above theory) and assignment-based grading as opposed to exams only.”

Serushka Ehlers

“I feel that SACAP walks the path alongside me, showing me how to tackle challenges through demonstration – not just by talking. Students really learn skills that follow them throughout their lives.”

Zikho Mkosana

“I immediately loved SACAP’s intimate and relaxed learning environment. I also love the flexibility of their timetable – especially for those who need to work part time or have other commitments.”

Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills


Siphelele Mushwana

“I am impressed by the depth of SACAP’s Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills, and believe it’s a very comprehensive qualification. Beyond the fact that I feel counselling and communication skills are sufficiently emphasized in the course”

Carol Aslin

“The modules are all engrossing, the content really draws you in, the lecturers are very helpful and encouraging, and they’re always there if you have queries or need assistance, What I really like about SACAP is the way the content is delivered. In my experience it never became boring, was always challenging and taught me to look at things from different perspectives.”

Higher Certificate In Counselling and Communication Skills


Ammaarah Rhoda

“The Higher Certificate helped me understand human behaviour. It highlighted factors and environments within the South African context that play a role in mental health in our country. It also helped me understand myself better. I can finally give a name to the emotions and thoughts that I have. This has helped boost my self-image and self-esteem,”

Glynis Klein

“It afforded me the opportunity to test my ability to resume academics as a returning adult student and to gauge my aptitude to pursue psychology,”

Bachelor Of Applied Social Sciences (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling)

Gontse Maubane

“I love the fact that it’s impossible to complete the programme and remain the same. The degree literally changes how you reason and see things. You come to understand situations in a way that most people don’t,”

Tintswalo Mashele

“My degree has allowed me to see a gap in our community,” she says. “There’s a real need to talk about mental health and sexuality, which is where my company comes in.”

Melissa Cupido

“I loved every minute of studying psychology at SACAP. My lectures were always interesting and interactive. Also, our assignments tested how well we could apply the theory instead of solely focusing on how well we could remember the theory.”

Vanessa Anne Poggiali-Trapani

“Firstly, the knowledge that I’ve acquired can be assimilated into both my work and my private life. Secondly, the collaborative environment I’ve experienced in spite of the online nature of the course has been incredible. And finally, a reflective focus is required of us as students – possibly the most challenging part of the course.

Ammaarah Rhoda

“The degree really teaches you how to communicate properly with people. It’s a skill that everyone needs irrespective of your career path,”

Robert Beck

“I love the structure of the curriculum. It’s very effective and the modules are so interesting. It’s also convenient being able to study online at a time that works for me. My workdays are fully loaded!”

Matthew Maila

“Firstly, the true outcome is unexpected. Going into the programme my objective was to understand why people behave the way they do. Instead, I learnt to understand myself on a deeper level. The degree has helped me to get to know me, understand me and become affectionate towards myself. As a result, I’ve learnt how to help and relate to others.”

Deon Barnard

“I would recommend SACAP, firstly because of the accessibility and user-friendly online mechanics, and secondly I think the curriculum is world class, culturally sensitive and intellectually stimulating.”

Glynis Klein

“The online platform delivers educational material in a streamlined digital format – which simplifies the retrieval and organizing of study resources; SACAP’s Student Portal is available seven days a week so you can access course content and review or upload assessments easily; and live webinars are scheduled to suit vigorous work-study schedules,”

Alice Gatawa

“You don’t only learn about other people’s problems, you become more self-aware through the studies at SACAP. It’s eye opening and you aim to become a better person before you get in the field to help others. It’s a growth experience.

Master’s of Social Science in Community Mental Health Promotion


Dr Sipho Ncongwane

“The course is solution driven and community centred with powerful tools, a blended approach to learning and caring lecturers,”

Coach Practitioner Programme


Wolfgang Frank

“SACAP has given me the credibility and confidence to practice as a professional. The Coach Practitioner Programme is affiliated and recognised by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as well as COMENSA. The programme puts an emphasis on conducting and serving people ethically and competently. This is incredibly important in an industry that is not formally regulated.”

Candice Winterboer

“From the very first class I attended, I knew I was on the right path,” she says. “The course has a blended learning approach. Over six months classes were held online and face-to-face in the evenings or on consecutive days. This gave us time in between to really integrate what we were taught.”

Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching


Abigail Samuelson

“The fact that the course is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Also, its practical elements and the fact that all of the educators are professional coaches themselves. They provide real-world knowledge in the classroom as well as in the individual mentor-coaching sessions.”