Professional Field Guide Course (1 year)

This course is ideal for the gap year student as well as the student that wants the most comprehensive training course we offer.


This course is conducted in two phases. Phase 1 being the training and  assessment Phase. Phase 2 is  the in service apprenticeship phase. Each phase lasts 6 months.

Phase 1 will be conducted at our training camp. Phase 2 will be conducted at some of the best lodges in South Africa.

During this course the following subjects will be covered:

  • FGASA  Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 syllabus and exam

  • FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide syllabus and exam

  • Track and Sign

  • Birding

  • Level One First Aid

  • Snake Handling and Snake ID

  • Open Water 1 SCUBA DIVER

  • Hosting Skills

  • Wine Presentation and Cigar Presentation

  • Reserve Management and Conservation Principles

  • Anti Poaching 

Students will be constantly observed and assessed throughout the course. And will be placed into suitable lodges for Phase 2.


Qualifications that can be attained on successful completion:

  • FGASA Field Guide NQF2

  • FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide

  • FGASA Advanced Rifle Handling

  • PFTC firearms qualifications

  • Level 1 First Aid 

  • Snake Handling and ID certificate

  • Open Water 1 SCUBA diver

  • Track and Sign Level

  • Basic Birding

  • 6 months lodge apprenticeship where hours and encounters towards Lead Trails guide can be attained under mentorship.

Cost of the course:

R160 000.00