RED HOT SPECIALS
GUIDING COURSES STARTING @ R1950
Terms and Conditions apply **

SHORT COURSE
Introduction to nature guiding

Skills Programme
Nature Site Guide
 TGD/NatSGd/2/0029


Tourist Guiding


Nature Site Guide or Field guide 
NQF Level 2 Credits 40

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Delivery 

Online theory with practical tasks required in a selected reserve, or local natural area.

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Duration

8-12 weeks (dependent on individual progress)

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Exit outcome

Research, plan, conduct and conclude a nature guided experience for client on a site / limited geographical area.

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Cost

R 3500.00 including assessment 

Description

The course is aimed at imparting skills required for conducting guided nature walks (excluding places with dangerous game), and game drives on a reserve, or in a limited geographical area. Research will mainly involve interviewing locals for history, traditions and other information about the local area.

What is required to do?

filter_1Complete online theory and formative activities.

filter_2Complete online summative knowledge questionnaires (including identification).

filter_3Complete and submit practical tasks (including log report with observations, and a video of a guided nature experience of the selected site.


Course content and modules
MODULE 1: GEOLOGY, TOPOGRAPHY AND SOILS
MODULE 2: WEATHER AND CLIMATE
MODULE 3: ECOLOGY
MODULE 4: TAXONOMY
MODULE 5: INTRODUCTION TO BIOMES
MODULE 6: IDENTIFICATION OF FLORA
MODULE 7: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND SIGNS
MODULE 8: MAMMALS
MODULE 9: BIRDS
MODULE 10: REPTILES
MODULE 11: AMPHIBIANS
MODULE 12: ARTHROPODS
MODULE 13: FISH
MODULE 14: STARS, PLANETS AND CONSTELLATIONS
MODULE 15: ORIENTATION IN NATURE
MODULE 16: HUMAN HABITATION
MODULE 17: NATURE/FIELD GUIDING

Unit Standards
8478 Cathsseta Create a Guided Experience for Customers NQF L2 Credits 20
8440 Conduct a guided nature experience in a limited geographical area NQF L2 Credits 20