ARCTIC GUIDE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COURSE

Arctic Sweden (22 January – 11 February 2023)
Online Preparational Modules: (10 Days, December 2022)

The Arctic Guide, WGA Level II, Professional Learning Course is an intensive and highly demanding course for those you would like to build further on:

  • Personal development and (expedition)leadership skills
  • Technical skills related to Cold weather Expeditions on Ice caps, Nordic terrain and Seaice (fast) – (WGA Level II Ecoregion)

We invite you to become part of its future by participating in this unique course, sharing your knowledge and experience with others, certifying as a Professional WGA Arctic Guide and become part of a unique professional network. While providing you with a firm foundation for joining and supporting the nature guiding industry in Europe, this is also a unique chance to gain first-hand experience in community engagement and ethical wilderness guiding in iconic natural areas in Europe by the hands of some of world’s best Wilderness Learning Guides.

By combining the hard skills necessary in the wilderness with the soft skills needed to create memorable experiences for guests, this course offers you personal learning and technical training in wilderness expeditions, leadership, survival and rescue practices, wildlife observation, interpretative guiding and expedition planning and organization.

After successfully fulfilling this Learning Course you will receive a certification of the European Wilderness Education School (EWES) and are well on your way for the Arctic Guide Certification Level 2 as certified by the Wilderness Guides Association (WGA).

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
01
Awareness and consciousness on personal growth
02
Natural leadership and self-care
03
Transmission of sustainable practices to minimize environmental impacts
04
Understanding of participant’s behavior and apply leadership techniques efficiently in order to manage group dynamics
05
Learning of technical skills: cross country skiing with pulks, survival, wintercamping, land&sea ice safety and rescue, communications, wildlife safety, tracking,navigation.
06
Business development and networking.
07
Skills and knowledge building necessary to design, organize, execute and guide professionally Cold Weather Wilderness Expeditions in the Arctic Ecoregion
08
Push your comfort zone and deepen your own connection to your self
09
Full immersion in expedition guiding in Arctic Ecoregion: Nordic, Land & Sea Ice.

WHERE?

Sarek NP and Baltic Sea

DETAILED INFORMATION

Language of course::
English
Minimum requirements:
Strong motivation, physically in shape, English, WGA Level 1 or similar experience
Minimum/maximum of participants:
6/10
Payment deadline:
1 of September 2022
Online preparation:
10 Days – December 2022
Project Introduction, Navigation, Leadership and Expedition planning
Part 1. Nordic terrain and Land Ice: Sarek 22-31 January 2023
Part 2. Sea Ice: Baltic Sea
1-11 February 2023
Total Training Time:
80 hours online / 21 days practical training

COURSE STRUCTURE

1
PART
REMOTE – ONLINE
Introduction, navigation, equipment, preparation and organization.
10
days
2
PART

NORDIC TERRAIN AND LAND ICE
Sarek National Park, wintercamping and Storjsofallet hotel.

Sweden

10
days
3
PART

BALTIC SEA
Hinderson Island, wintercamping and Jopikgarden

11
days

DATES AND PRICES
SEASON 2022-2023

Arctic Sweden (22 January – 11 February 2023)
Online Preparational Modules: (10 Days, December 2022)

Course fee:

€2.550 (for WGA members)
€2.850 for non-members

Services INCLUDED:

  • Online learning (Edmodo)
  • Practical Learning Module Sarek
  • Practical Learning Module Baltic Sea
  • Certified Learning Guides
  • Local costs of Learning Guides
  • Safety equipment
  • Liability Insurance

Services NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal equipment Accommodation & food
  • Flights and local transport
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance covering location and activity
  • Any other service not mentioned in Services included.
THE ARCTIC GUIDE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION
  • In order to obtain a WGA certification through EWES, in addition to this course a valid WAFA certificate is required. EWES will offer a 15 % discount to the participants of this course. After a 28 practical period you will be able to opt for the official WGA certification. For more information, please visit the website:www.wildernessguideassociation.com

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