Academic Dean at SACAP highlights the importance of Psychology

Academic Dean at SACAP, the South African College of Applied Psychology, Dr. Ashley Smyth, appeared on the show to chat about the importance of Psychology within the context of South Africa.

More about SACAP…

SACAP offers you a wide range of qualifications in the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching with our one-of-a-kind approach to learning.

Academic rigour. Applied skills

Graduating as a confident “work ready” practitioner is of key importance to us. Which is why we 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 all registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by SAQA. What’s more, our Bachelor 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 15 years’ experience as the leading provider of training in Applied Psychology. So whether you’re studying Psychology, Counselling or Coaching your educators bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table.

Hands-on experience. While you study

SACAP’s fieldwork offering is where your training really comes to life. Most of our qualifications include supervised practical placements that cover a diverse range of settings, which you can match to your field of interest. This way you’ll get invaluable practical experience under your belt – before you even graduate.

Study how you want. When you want

Our flexible study options mean you can fit your studies around your life. We have three intakes per year for both day and evening students. Study full time or part time, on campus in Johannesburg or Cape Town, or Online. Simply choose a study plan that works for you.

Develop your potential. Make a difference

SACAP’s person-centered educational philosophy creates an opportunity for you to develop the intellectual, practical and emotional skills you need to effect positive change where it is needed most.

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