14 Month Correspondence Courses

 

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OFFERED - 14 months  

Currently only R19 600.00   (Normal Rate R24 500.00)      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Certificate : Global Environmental Issues, Ecological Intelligence, Ecosystem Interpretation & Biodiversity Development.

14 Months – Correspondence for the Working Student 

This course is designed to empower the passionate Nature Lover of South Africa, to be able to make a positive and beneficial difference in local ecosystems at any respective level of engagement.

The student must be fairly academically focused, and self-disciplined, and love the theory of the subjects at hand. The course material is intense, and requires not only absorption of theoretical knowledge, but the ability to then apply the learned knowledge to a practical scenario. The student must be able to use the principles of the course material to apply to any given ecosystem he/she finds himself operating in. Of course your course facilitator is here to assist you along the way.

While the course is designed for the employed and active student, dedication in completing the modules in the designated time is of importance to complete the course within the allocated time. This being said there are no Times Dead Lines, only Time Guidelines, and if you feel you need more time to complete modules, that is up to you. For students willing to dedicate all their time to their studies, you can of course obtain the next module as soon as you are complete your current one respectively. 

The course can be started any time of the year, and is run per the individual student and at their pace. Once you have signed the personal details form, and submitted payment, we send you the first module and related assignments and you simply get going.

Where possible the facilitator Nicola Schwim, would like to meet with you and engage with you and your chosen ecosystem on which you will base all your assignments on. Together you will learn how to see, observe and interpret your (and other) ecosystems.

  

COURSE OUTLINE  Please keep scrolling down for section on Details on each Module.

  • MODULE 1: Ecological Intelligence. Global Environmental Issues & Effects. Environmental Mitigation & Conservation.
  • MODULE 2: Eco-systems of South Africa.
  • MODULE 3: Veld Succession and Reclamation
  • MODULE 4 : Biodiversity for Development
  • MODULE 5 : Alien Vegetation in South Africa
  • PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENT: Based on an Ecosystem in your area.

   

Practical Assignment: To be completed once required modules complete. The Student has to reach minimum criteria of understanding of the Assignment. Two months to complete practical. Time extensions are available for more complex Ecosystem Projects.

  

Course Cost Includes:

  • Course material (modules) which will be slow mailed or emailed to you as you request.
  • Unlimited Online Support.
  • The Facilitator is available to you to assist you as much as needed. The facilitator is passionate about individual and one on one training and interaction, and is dedicated to giving you as much quality support as possible to ensure you gain the maximum from the enrichment material supplied.
  • Certificate of Completion of Course Listed with Modules Completed and Results Achieved.
  • Written Testimonial and Character Reference.

Currently only R19 600.00   (Normal Rate R24 500.00)

 

 

Details of  Modules

(1)  Ecological Intelligence. Global Environmental Issues & Effects. Environmental Mitigation & Conservation.     

Module 1 Comprises of a 218 Page Module of Information including chapters: 

INTRODUCTION: Ecosystems and Ecology, Biodiversity for Development, Ecological Intelligence

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Human Over population, Climate Change & Global Warming, Hydrological Alterations, Intensive Farming, Land Use & Land Use Policy, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Issues, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Ocean Trash, Soil Pollution, Consumerism, Genetic Engineering, Natural Resource Depletion, Fossil Fuels, Species Depletion & Extinction, Fracking and Habitatat Degradation.

MITIGATION & CONSERVATION: Global Ecosystems Conservation, South African Ecosystems Conservation.

The Module Assignments include a concise Open Book Test, 2 Assignments, 2 DVD Based Assignments and a Closed Book Test (1hr)

Overall Time Guideline 3-4 months. Full time Students complete in 2 months. 

Certificate of completion Issued stating result achieved. Along with Module 9 on Alien Vegetation, this is SAN Ecosystems most popular course.

(2) Ecosystems of South Africa.     

Module 2 Comprises of a 63 Page Module of Information  including chapters:

IMPORTANCE AND CONSERVATION OF BIOMES

FLORAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD

BIOMES – GLOBAL AND LOCAL

ECOREGION CLASSIFICATION

EMPHASIS ON WESTERN AND EASTERN CAPE ECOSYSTEMS

THREATENED ECOSYSTEMS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

TERMINOLOGY OF ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH, PRINCIPLES AND GUIDANCE

The Module Assignments Include an Open Book Test, 1 Assignment, and a Closed Book Test (1hr)

Overall Time Guideline 2-3 Months. Full time Students complete in 6 weeks.

Certificate of completion Issued stating result achieved.

(3) Veld Succession and Reclamation     

Module 3 Comprises of a 213 Page Module of Information  including chapters:

PLANT SUCCESSION

GRASS AND ECOLOGY

SWEET AND SOUR VELD

FACTORS INFLUENCING PALATABILITY OF HERBAGE AND SELECTION

INDICATOR SPECIES, ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS & ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF GRASS

REACTIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS TO GRAZING/AGRICULTURE

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE * AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

LAND RESTORATION, LAND RECLAMATION & LAND REHABILITATION

CARRYING CAPACITY & GRAZING VALUES

OVERUTILISATION

SOIL EROSION

BUSH ENCROACHMENT

FIRE DRIVEN ECOSYSTEMS

DETERMINING VELD CONDITION, EIA’S & EMP’S

EFFECTIVE REHABILITATION IDEAS

The Module Assignments Include an Open Book Test, 1 Assignment, and a Closed Book Test (1hr)

Overall Time Guideline 3 - 4 Months. Full time Students complete in 2-3 Months.

Certificate of completion Issued stating result achieved.

(4) Biodiversity for Development       

Module 4 Comprises of a 16 Page Module and a 170 Page Primer of Information  including chapters:

SUSTAINABILITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE

POSITIVEGLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS

BIODIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT Including Introduction to Landscape Approach, National Biodiverosty Policy and Planning Tools, Tools for Mainstreaming in LandUse planning and Decision Making, Tools for Biodiversity Stewardship, Tools for Working in Production Landscapes, Environmental Public Works Program, Partnerships for Implementation

The Module Assignments Include an Open Book Test, 1 Assignment, and a Closed Book Test (1hr)

Overall Time Guideline 3 Months. Full time Students complete in 2 Months.

Certificate of completion Issued stating result achieved.

(5) Alien Vegetation in South Africa      

Module 9 Comprises of a 4 Modules  totalling  432 pages comprised of text, posters, colour photos of plants, plus an additional Chapter  comprising 600  Pages of Legislation (Doesn’t need to be memorised only for reference), as well as two primers of posters and publications  of Information relative to Alien Vegetation in South Africa. This is an extremely comprehensive module on Alien Vegetation in SA and along with Module 1, is SAN Ecosystem’s most popular course.

Chapters include:

ALIEN VEGETATION INTRODUCTION

CONTROL OPTIONS FOR ALIEN VEGETATION

INVASIVE ALIEN VEGETATION VERSUS BUSH ENCROACHMENT

ALIEN VEGETATION GLOBAL OVERVIEW

ALIEN VEGETATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

ARTICLES, REPORTS, INSIGHTS & OVERVIEWS RELATIVE TO ALIEN VEGETATION IN SOUTH AFRICA AND GLOBALLY

NEMBAS OFFICIAL LIST OF INVASIVE SPECIES SOUTH AFRICA

WEED ALERTS FROM CAPE TOWN INVASIVES SOUTH AFRICA

PUBLICATIONS ON ALIEN SPECIES SOUTH AFRICA

NEMBA CONTROL GUIDELINES SOUTH AFRICA

LEGISLATION, DECLARATION AND CAPE FIRE SOUTH AFRICA

The Module Assignments Include an Open Book Test, 1 Assignment, and a Closed Book Test (1hr)

Overall Time Guideline 3-4 Months. Full time Students complete in 2-3 Months.

Certificate of completion Issued stating result achieved.                                                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.