The purpose of this training is to improve the learners ability to work as a field ranger in the area of conservation by reinforcing and improving the skills that he/she currently has and then building skills and abilities upon these. Upon completion of the programme the learner will be able to provide basic protected areas security, be capable of gathering useful data on the natural resources under his/her care. The learner’s understanding of how natural systems function will improve and he/she should gain a better understanding of the resources under his/her care; with consideration of resources that require particular conservation concern.
Field Ranger – Law Enforcement (Armed or UnArmed) is without question the most important part of the development of a Field Ranger as it prepares him/her for the actual circumstances that will be encountered during the day-to-day tasks being performed by a Field Ranger. The knowledge and training should give the learner the confidence to function better in his/her position as a field ranger and as a member of the local community. This training prepares the learner to achieve the Unit Standards included in the skills programme: FIELD RANGER – LAW ENFORCEMENT (ARMED OR UNARMED).
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.