3 Month Correspondence Courses

 

Choose any of Our Modules to Complete as Stand Alone Correspondence Courses.

Students can start anytime of the year. Once you have provided your sign up details and paid the relevant fees, we send you the module. Complete the Assignments in your own time, along with the guidance of your facilitator, and submit your completed work via email or post as it suits you.

 

There are no Time Deadlines only Time Guidelines, so you may complete the module in the time best suited to you and your lifestyle.

 

Please scroll down the page for more details on each Module.

 

3 Month Correspondence Courses Available     

(1)  Ecological Intelligence. Global Environmental Issues & Effects. Environmental Mitigation & Conservation.     R4500

(2) Ecosystems of South Africa.      R2000

(3) Veld Succession and Reclamation      R4000

(4) Biodiversity for Development       R2500

(5) Alien Vegetation in South Africa       R4500                                                            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 

 

Details of Modules

 

(1)  Ecological Intelligence. Global Environmental Issues & Effects. Environmental Mitigation & Conservation.     R4500

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.    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

(2) Ecosystems of South Africa.      R2000

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.                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(3) Veld Succession and Reclamation      R4000

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.                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

(4) Biodiversity for Development       R2500

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.               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

(5) Alien Vegetation in South Africa       R4500

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 a 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.