174 VPDA-EXT

View potentially dangerous animals – extended

Responsible Resource Use and Field Guiding - training as a field guide on foot as well as in the field of vehicle approach
Course ID
174 VPDA-EXT
Department
Responsible Resource Use
Instructor
Various instructors
Method
Campus
Duration
75 training days

The Southern African Wildlife College offers organisations and or private businesses the opportunity to enrol their staff for training in any of our short courses on the basis of ten people attending as a minimum requirement. Training can take place at the SAWC, via online format, or on-site at a location preferred and provided by the client. Courses can be tailored according to the specific needs of the organisation. Many short courses are offered in an online or blended-learning format for distance learners.

Purpose

This programme will instil the necessary knowledge of animal behaviour, situational awareness and safety requirements to ensure that these activities are carried out with strict professionalism and respect both for the guest and area of operation.

The course focuses on the skills needed by nature guides operating in natural or conservation areas with the presence of dangerous animals.

This course comprises two unit standards and is intended to provide a means for qualified Nature Site Guides to obtain VPDA.

Target Group

Guides who have qualified as FGASA Apprentice Field Guide or as CATHSSETA Nature Site Guide, to obtain VPDA to allow them to advance to trails guides or Dangerous Game Site Guides.

Entry level requirements

The learner will be required to have:

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide certificate and/or Nature Site Guide certificate.

The SAWC offers organisations and or private businesses the opportunity to enrol their staff for training in any of our short courses. Training can take place on campus, via online format, or on-site at a location preferred and provided by the client. Courses can be tailored according to the specific needs of the organisation.