A. To be considered for admission, applicants should hold an honours primary degree (National Framework of Qualifications Level 8) in a field of study in the human sciences or its equivalent.
B. Hold an Ordinary degree (National Framework of Qualifications Level 7) in a field of study in the human sciences or its equivalent and have obtained a minimum of three years relevant post-qualification experience.
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
Applicants who are not entitled to direct entry may be considered for entry on the basis of their prior learning that is their knowledge and skills acquired through life, work experience and study, not attested through formal certification. Applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate equivalence to Direct Entry Requirements which can be verified through the Clanwilliam Institute RPL process. Applicants will be required to demonstrate an ability to contribute to and benefit from the programme. Applicants who are considering application through this route are encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Head of Training. Applicants will be required to satisfy the Head of Training and the Programme Committee as to their capacity to contribute to and benefit from the programme.
RPL applications take a minimum of 9 weeks to prepare and one week for a decision. Therefore RPL applications should commence at least 10 weeks prior to the closing date for direct entry applications. Late applications may result in less time for preparation of portfolio.
All applicants are required to or be willing to seek a clinical setting in a work setting or hold a role which will provide opportunities for the student to implement the learning from the programme, such as counselling, psychotherapy, support services, or project/community work in either a paid or voluntary position. Clanwilliam can advise applicants about suitable placements, therefore please contact us for further information.
For non-native English speakers tested evidence of competency in English is required.
All candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme. At interview candidates are expected to demonstrate:
An interest and engagement with the field of psychotherapy and with the Institutes approach and ethos;
A reflexive awareness of their own learning experience;
A willingness to engage with supervisory and support structures;
A sensitivity to group and team processes.