The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) has finally come to the breezy city as they have opened their Durban based campus in Berea. The opening of this institution will increase the number of tertiary education options available in KwaZulu-Natal.
Currently, there are only two public universities in the greater Durban metropolitan area with its population of 3.8 million. By contrast, Pretoria’s population of 2.1 million has access to 5 public universities.
SACAP has a history of adding robustness and diversity to South Africa’s higher education ecosystem. The college, established more than 20 years ago, provides students with opportunities to launch a wide range of careers focused on understanding human behaviour and building human capacity.
These may include careers as psychologists, counsellors, coaches, HR practitioners and many others in related fields. With campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, online and now, Durban, SACAP notches up consistent year-on-year growth and today, has a student body of over 1500.
During a tour of the college just a day before possible students would arrive for the open day we got an inside look into the unique space.
The tour was led by the CEO of SACAP Lance Katz who was very excited for the opening saying he hoped that students would be just as excited to study there.
He added that right now there is a need for psychology especially in our communities where people are suffering in silence.
The college is anticipating around 60-80 students next year who will be harnessed to become skilled psychologists. And will enjoy wifi, a library and lecturing space that leads out to a patio.
Katz also called to the youth to come see the college for themselves.
Admissions to SACAP Durban campus are opened in October 2018.
Three Bachelors degrees are on offer: Bachelor of Applied Social Science (majoring in Psychology and Counselling), Bachelor of Applied Social Science (majoring in Human Resource Management and Psychology) and Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology); as well as a Higher Certificate in Counselling & Communication Skills.