About Africa Nature Training's Courses

Field Guide Course (FGASA 1)

This course was designed with the prospective Field Guide in mind. It is the industry's minimum requirement for entry into the workplace as a Field Guide. The course is offered as a direct contact session in a private Big-Five Reserve. The course covers the Field Guide (NQF 2) syllabus but also includes a first aid course, TETA accredited 4x4 driving qualification (NQF 3), Introduction to rifle handling, Basic tracking certificate and an in-depth birding component. Sleep-outs under the stars, a trip to the St Lucia estuary and a chance to get involved in reserve management activities are other exciting components of the course. A special sitting of the theory exam together with a practical assessment are included.

Trails Guide Course (Back-up Trails Qualification)

This course was designed for guides who want to take their career to the next level by being able to conduct walks in dangerous game areas. The course is offered as a direct contact session in a private Big-Five Reserve and includes all the PFTC competencies and Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) qualification as well as encounters, the theory exam and practical assessment. 

Distance Learning Theory and Practical

This course was designed for people who would like to obtain a guiding qualification but cannot take two months off work as well as for anyone wanting to learn more about our amazing wildlife. The theory section is completed online from the comfort or your own home and the optional practical is conducted in a private Big-Five Reserve.

Track and Sign Course

A short course designed for anyone who would like to be able to identify animals from their tracks and signs. It also prepares guides to undertake their Cybertracker qualifications. The course is offered as a three-day direct contact session in a private Big-Five Reserve.

Gap Year Programmes, Educational Vacations and Kids go Wild

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