The Skills Programme Field Rangers General Assistant is aimed at providing candidates with an opportunity to qualify themselves as Field Rangers, while gaining 1 month of practical experience. This places the learner in a favourable position to ply his skill after a short period of time. Credits for the course can be carried over to the National Certificate in Conservation Guardianship. Training can be done on the premises of the client or candidates can be accommodated (all meals included) on a premises booked by The Nature College period of ten days, after which they complete 1 month of further practical experience in the workplace, before the final assessment.
SAQA Registered Skills Programme – 0052
252453 Combat Problem Plants
252457 Combat Soil Erosion
244605 Demonstrate ability to participate effectively in a team or group
8336 Demonstrate knowledge of conservation ethics
252454 Erect, Monitor and maintain wildlife fences
252461 Ignite, control and extinguish fires in a conservation area unit
14659 Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute towards healthy living
15092 Plan and manage personal finances
252450 Perform field infrastructural maintenance in a conservation area
252465 Perform a domestic infrastructural maintenance in a conservation area
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Minimum age of 18 years and good health
Grade 12 or Equivalent Qualification with valid Driver’s License (or to be obtained)
Candidates need to be employed by an employer who can provide appropriate practical experience under the supervision of workplace mentor / facilitator.
The course planning includes a large component of practical field exercises, where the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained during the various lectures is applied in simulated operational conditions.
A maximum group size of 20 learners can be accommodated. We ensure that every learner gets personal attention. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, something that is not always possible where large groups are concerned.