Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management (NTA 5)

Target Students

The Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management is designed for those who want to enter NTA Level 6 or work in Lower ranks of Natural Resources management agencies, NGOs, and Private Sector Organizations. This Programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Management.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one-year Programme. It runs from August to June for each academic year.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to provide students with training in the basic aspects of wildlife management ranging from Wildlife Biology and Ecology to Management approaches, in particular working with local communities. In addition, the programme aims to develop discipline, communication skills, an ability to understand and follow instructions and professionalism in Technician Certificate Graduates. 

Training Methodology

Training approaches includes lectures, Interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed studies, seminars, tutorials, student’s presentation, field and college based practical training exercises. Students participate in safari modules that might involves activities like Resources Inventory.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the Certificate. These Credits are gained through passing all assessed Technician Certificate modules. In order to pass Technician Certificate modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% (Continuous Assessments and final Examination) and in addition, pass the final examination by a minimum 50%. Module assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments group and Individual exercises, reports and final examinations. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is either:

i) Possession of Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management or Tourism Management from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka; OR

ii) Possession of Technical Certificate in Wildlife Management and Law Enforcement (BTCWLE) from Pasiansi Wildlife Institute; OR

iii) Possession of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) from National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) with minimum of two principle passes and one subsidiary pass in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, English and Nutrition

Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism Management (NTA 5)

Target Students

The Technician Certificates in Wildlife Tourism Management is designed for those who wants to enter NTA Level 6 or work in lower ranks of wildlife or Natural Resources management agencies, NGOs and Private sector organizations. This Programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Tourism.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one-year Programme. It runs from August to June for each academic year.

Programme Objectives

This qualification is intended for persons who will guide tourists and interpreter Natural, cultural and Historical areas for tourists. Also the qualification is aimed at providing knowledge, skills and attitudes that would enable graduates to conduct professional in Wildlife Tourism and guiding. In addition, the programme aims to develop discipline, communication skills, an ability to understand and follow instructions and professionalism in Technician Certificate Graduates.

Training Methodology

Training approaches includes lectures, Interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed studies, seminars, tutorials, student’s presentation, field and college based practical training exercises. Students participate in safari modules.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the award of Technician Certificate. These Credits are gained through passing all assessed Technician Certificate modules. In order to pass Technician Certificate modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% (Continuous Assessments and final Examination) and in addition, pass the final examination by at least 50%. Module assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments group and Individual exercises reports, and final examinations. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is either;

i) Possession of Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management or Tourism Management from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka; OR

ii) Possession of Technical Certificate in Wildlife Management and Law Enforcement (BTCWLE) from Pasiansi Wildlife Institute; OR

iii)  Possession of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) from National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) with minimum of two principle passes and one subsidiary pass in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, History, English and Nutrition

Basic Technician certificate in Wildlife Management (NTA 4)

Target Students

The College offers a Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management which is designed for those who want to enter NTA Level 5 training or work in the lower ranks of Wildlife or Natural Resource Management Agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations. This programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Management.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one-year Programme. It runs from August to June for each academic year.

Programme Objectives

This programme aims to produce basic knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes that will enable graduates to work in Government, NGOs, Local Communities, Private Sectors and International Agencies to support in the management of wildlife and tourism industries. The Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management therefore takes both national and international perspectives on board. It is designed to provide students with essentials of basic understanding of the Wildlife Management sectors through filed practical training in protected areas. After completion of the program, graduates will have acquired skills and knowledge to support them in undertaking Wildlife Management initiatives in both private and public sectors.

Training Methodology 

Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentation, field safaris and College- based practical training exercises. Students participates in safari modules.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the Basic Technician Certificate Award. These Credits are gained through passing all assessed Basic Technician Certificate modules. In order to pass Basic Technician Certificate modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% (Continuous Assessments and final Examination) and in addition, pass the final examination by at least 50%. Module assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments group and Individual exercises reports, and final examinations. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is:

i) Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with a minimum of three passes including one credit pass in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, English and Nutrition; OR

ii) Possession of Certificate equivalent to NTA level 4 in Agriculture, Fishery, Livestock and/ or Forestry from any institution accredited by NACTE; OR

iii) Possession of Vocational Training Award III in Livestock, Fishery, Agriculture and Forestry courses from institutions Accredited by Vocational Educations and Training Authority (VETA). Applicants applying using VTA III must have obtained four passes in Ordinary Secondary School Certificate.

Basic Technician certificate in Wildlife Tourism Management (NTA 4)

Target Students

The College offers a Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism Management which is designed for those who want to enter NTA Level 5 training or work in the lower ranks of Wildlife or Natural Resource Management Agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations. This programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Tourism Management.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one-year Programme. It runs from August to June for each academic year.

Programme Objectives

This programme aims to produce basic knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes that will enable graduates to work in Government, NGOs, Local Communities, Private Sectors and International Agencies to support in the management of wildlife and tourism industries. The Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism Management therefore takes both national and international perspectives on board. It is designed to provide students with essentials of basic understanding of the Wildlife Tourism Management sectors through filed practical training in protected areas. After completion of the program, graduates will have acquired skills and knowledge to support them in undertaking Wildlife and Tourism Management initiatives in both private and public sectors.

Training Methodology 

Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentation, field safaris and College- based practical training exercises. Students participates in safari modules.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the Basic Technician Certificate Award. These Credits are gained through passing all assessed Basic Technician Certificate modules. In order to pass Basic Technician Certificate modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% (Continuous Assessments and final Examination) and in addition, pass the final examination by at least 50%. Module assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments group and Individual exercises reports, and final examinations. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is:

i) Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with a minimum of three passes including one credit pass in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, English, History and Nutrition; OR

ii) Possession of Certificate equivalent to NTA level 4 in Wildlife Tourism and Tour Guiding from any institution Accredited by NACTE; OR

iii) Possession of Vocational Training Award III in Wildlife Tourism and Tour Guiding courses from institutions Accredited by Vocational Educations and Training Authority (VETA). Applicants applying using VTA III must have obtained four passes in Ordinary Secondary School Certificate.

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