AFG-online

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide – Theory NQF 2

Course ID
AFG-online
Department
Responsible Resource Use
Level
NQF Level 2
Instructor
Various instructors
Method
Online followed with Skills program at the College
Duration
At your own pace

Purpose

The RRU department is a fully accredited provider for Field Guide training in Southern Africa and is an endorsed provider who works with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA).  

In the online course seventeen (17) are grouped into seven (7) clusters. According to theme. Each theme has a series of online resources, quizzes and assessments. On successful completion of the online aspects, a SAWC certificate of completion can be downloaded. 

Students who achieve the FGASA pass-mark of 75% in the online theory exam, will then have to complete a separate 35 training days course at the SAWC Campus on the practical skills required for guiding. During this course students learn to apply the knowledge gained and learn to manage guests in a friendly, informative, and professional manner. More details can be obtained upon enquiry

Course curriculum

Cluster 1:
Creating a guided nature experience  (including an introduction to the programme content and assessment process)

Cluster 2:
Geology

Weather and Climate

Astronomy

Cluster 3:

Ecology

The Biomes

Taxonomy

Cluster 4:

Plants and Grasses

Arthropods

Fish

Amphibians

Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Cluster 5:

Animal behaviour

Cluster 6:

Inclusive Conservation management

Cluster 7:

Historical human habitation

Target Group

Entry level people who have expressed an interest in nature guiding. Existing Field Rangers who would like to expand or make a change in their career path.

Entry level requirements

An interest in and passion for the guiding profession.
The learner will be required to have:

NSC (Matric) with a minimum of a Grade 4 in English, Maths literacy and Geography or Life Sciences

OR FLC Certificate in Communication and Maths literacy or equivalent and Matric Geography or Life Sciences

Valid driver’s licence

Exit Level Outcomes

Students who achieve the FGASA pass-mark of 75% in the online theory exam may then join a separate 35 training day course on the practical skills required for guiding, in which they learn to apply the knowledge gained and learn to manage guests in a friendly, informative and professional manner. More details can be obtained upon enquiry

DATES & PRICES

2021

Online

Cost

R9 000.00 (inc VAT)

2021

Start dates

1 March, 3 May, 1 July, 1 September

Duration (8 weeks)

The Occupational Qualifications certificates and skills development programmes are designed to be occupationally relevant and are composed of various credits which can be used towards a nationally recognised qualification.