Certificate Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

  • NQF: 5
  • SAQA ID: 21129
  • CREDITS: 120


The qualification aims to teach learners how developmental psychology follows the intellectual and cognitive changes that occur as people move throughout their lifespan, from childhood to adulthood. Mental health issues remain a concern within society. Learners will walk away having acquired basic counselling, research and interpersonal communication skills.

Admission Requirements
  • A National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 45% in English, or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Career Fields

Developmental Pyscologist
School Counsellor
Psychology Assistant
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Developmental Psychology issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).


One (1) year full-time or two (2) years part-time

Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Child and Adolescent Development, Communication Skills, Basic Psychology, Psychology in Society
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Adulthood and Maturity, Personality Philosophies, The Learning Child

Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.

Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Further Studies

Enquire about post-certificate studies at your nearest campus.

For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za

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