On successful completion of the course and on being declared competent for the Marine Dynamics coastal-marine qualification, you will be issued with a Marine Dynamics Coastal-Marine Guide Certificate and the FGASA Marine Guide (NQF2) Certificate. Your achievements will be processed and the relevant CATHSSETA Certificate will be obtained via FGASA. This will then allow you to register with the National Department of Tourism (NDT) as a legal Tourist guide being able to work in the relevant coastal-marine environments. During the course you also have the option of adding the following certificates to the Marine Nature Guide Certificate, by completing relevant workbooks, theory exams and practical assessments: Nature Site Guide (NQF2), Culture Site Guide (NQF4), The Fynbos Biome Certificate
The Marine Dynamics coastal-marine course programme will be split into aspects including lectures (both classroom and outdoor) conducted by the course instructors and subject matter experts, practical training boat trips, visits to surrounding nature areas, self-study and workbook completion time and a lot of fun. You will be provided with the programme schedule at the start of the course to ensure you have a full understanding of all the requirements for the duration of the course.
Learning materials included
The learning materials for the course including workbooks, logbook and Learner Manuals will be supplied as part of the course. Marine Dynamics will have a reference library for further reading and research purposes.
- Monday 7th January – Sunday 17th February 2019
- Monday 25th February – Sunday 7th April 2019
- Monday 15th April – Sunday 26th May 2019
- Monday 3rd June – Sunday 14th July 2019
- Monday 22nd July – Sunday 1st September 2019
- Monday 9th September – Sunday 20th October 2019
- Monday 28th October – Sunday 8th December 2019
Warm clothing while at sea, Closed shoes on board vessels, Sunblock, Polarized sunglasses, Seasickness tablets, Hiking shoes, Hat, Backpack, Water bottle, Compass, Excitement, Love for natureApply Now
An introduction to coastal-marine guiding, Coastal-Marine Guiding Skills, The Coastal-Marine Environment, Coastal Geology, Astronomy, Weather and Climate, Marine Ecology, Marine Taxonomy, Sea Plants, Coastal and Marine invertebrates, Amphibians, Marine Reptiles, Marine Fish, Coastal-Marine Birds, Marine Mammals, Marine Animal behaviour, Historical Human Habitation of the coastal environment, Marine Conservation ManagementApply Now