Kenya wild life college is located in Naivasha which is about 90 kilometers from Nairobi town. It offers various courses in certificate and diploma level, the college is registered with ministry of education science and technology. The courses equip the student with competent skills in wild life conservation, tourism management, management of natural resources.
The institution offers an international course involving management of wetlands, the course takes six weeks and it is full time. The candidate should have at least a National diploma in or its equivalent in areas of wild life, fisheries, environmental science, natural resources, Biology specializing in conservation, fisheries, environmental science, land management, management of water resources or equivalent. This course also invites middle managers who are specialized in this area. Intake for this course is in the month of September.
Diploma in Environmental Education, after completion of this course one can become an Environmentalist or a trainer in the field of environment. The course takes 18 months.
Diploma Aquatic Sciences and fisheries, the candidate can become fish a fish project technician or participate any role in the ministry of fisheries.
Diploma in Hospitality management and tourism, the candidate can work as a Hospitality supervisor or enterprise marketer.
Diploma in wildlife, one can become wildlife researcher, wildlife assistant or wildlife management officer.
Minimum of grade C- in KCSE or its equivalent, completed and passed a relevant certificate course, three years working experience in a relevant field, KCSE grade D+ (plus) and three years working experience.
Certificate courses for Diploma courses
Aquaculture Certificate, the candidate can become an assistant in fish farming or an operations assistant in fish farm, you can also get a job with the ministry of fisheries after the completion of the course.
Community and wildlife management, the candidate can secure jobs as a wildlife naturalist or field officer.
Certificate in interpretation and administration of nature, the job offers after the completion of the course can involve field tourism work or tour administration work.
Entry requirements for Certificate courses
KCSE mean grade of D (plain) or its equivalent, an experience of at least 3 years is applicable where the candidate does not meet the entry grade.
For international courses the fees is US$ 3,500 and it covers Tuition, Field training and full accommodation expenses. The mentioned fees will not cover travel expenses, health expenses or other personal expenses. The job opening after studying in the Kenya Wildlife Institute include; wildlife biology jobs, Wildlife research jobs, fish hatchery technicians, Biological scientists, wildlife conservation careers, marine wildlife management, wild life rehabilitation, environmental educator, wildlife surveyor, nature administration, zoo jobs, wetland and dry land management, tourism jobs, and resource management jobs.
Humanity has a duty of taking care of wild life, whenever you have a new land remember that land is supporting life, so consider the wild life. A tree no matter how insignificant it may seem it can be a habitat for birds, insects, reptiles and other mammals. Open wet areas provide water to animals like frogs, newts and salamanders, the wet area can also be a feeding area for birds and animals that eat amphibians.