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Qualification that can be attained:


This course is the entry level course for any guide wanting to enter the fulfilling career of the Field Guide.

This course is FGASA endorsed and CATHSSETA accredited.

The duration of this course is 60 days and during this time you will be attending theory lectures and getting as much practical exposure as possible.

Weekly assessments are conducted every Sunday.

These will take the form of theory examinations as well as practical observations.


The subjects covered during this course are the following:

  • Introduction to Guiding

  • Creating a Guided Experience

  • Astronomy and Geology

  • Ecology and Climatology

  • Biomes and Taxonomy

  • Trees and Grasses

  • Arthropods and Fish

  • Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Birds and Mammals

  • Animal Behaviour

  • Human History and Conservation management

  • Practical skills necessary to conduct a guided experience.

Cost of the course:

R85 000.00

Price incl. food, accommodation, exams and assessment fees

Early booking discount (4 weeks in advance) -

pay only R80 000.00

Book as a group  -

pay only R75 000.00 each

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