A learner who has achieved this qualification will be able to integrate supervisory knowledge and skills with the operational specifics of a conserved area.
The course focuses on the skills needed by field staff of a conserved area. The learner will also be in a position to lead and mentor other learners in the attainment of management objectives in the context of the different aspects of managing a conserved area.
A learner will also be able to make valuable contributions to community developments and other community based projects.
The qualification has been developed to assist professionalism across the conservation industry.
Learners qualifying against this qualification will also play an important role in the management of conservation areas through community liaison, in order to facilitate the understanding of conservation/ environmental issues and promote compliance with conservation legislation.
This programme aims to develop future generations of Natural Resource Managers with the requisite understanding and practical skills to manage their areas effectively and in cooperation with local communities.