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Field Guide (NQF2)
Advance Rifle Handling
Trails Guide

In-House Training Only

Africa Nature Training

Africa Nature Training

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Trails Guide  (INCLUDING PFTC COMPETENCIES AND ARH)
  • DISTANCE LEARNING THEORY WITH AN OPTIONAL PRACTICAL COMPONENT

62 Day: Thanda Safari - KZN

28 Day: Trails guide - Thanda KZN

African Reptiles and Venom

African Reptiles and Venom

  • Special Snake Id & Treatment Course

Johannesburg
1 Day Course (4 Hours)
Snake Id And Snakebite - 4 Hours
Snake Handling - 2½ Hours

African Snakebite Institute

African Snakebite Institute

  • Reptile Awareness Course – One Day
  • Snake Awareness – One Day
  • Snake Handling – One Day
  • Snake Bite – First Aid – One Day

Snake Awareness, Identification, First Aid For Snakebite And Venomous Snake Handling Courses Are Provided On Site Throughout Africa And South America

Beat About The Bush

Beat About The Bush

  • Field Guide (NQF2)

60 Day Programme, Theoretical and Practical.
Wilderness First Aid Level 1.
Various Specialised Short Courses.
Tailored Lodge Courses for Existing Guides.
Location: Olifants West In Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger, Limpopo.

Bhejane Nature Training

Bhejane Nature Training

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Marine Guiding (NQF2)
  • Trails Guide
  • Advance Rifle Handling

We Are Situated In Northern KZN
3 Year, 1 Year And 10 Week Programmes.
FGASA Field Guide (NQF2) Marine Guide (NQF2), Trails, ARH And Birding Specialist.

Birdlife South Africa

Birdlife South Africa

The FGASA Field Guide (NQF2) qualification ,which focuses on birds, is run over a 1-month time period for aspirant guides looking to make a career in the wildlife and birding tourism sector in South Africa.

Birdlife South Africa also offers an SKS specialist birding qualification to FGASA Specialist Guides wishing to improve their qualifications.
Bushveld Experience Skills Training (PTY)

Bushveld Experience Skills Training (PTY)

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Advance Rifle Handling

Lecture Venue, Silverwood Manor Guest House.
Part-Time Nature, Field Guiding and Specialist Courses.
Lectures In Johannesburg,Weekend Practicals at a variety of Bushveld Venues.

Bushveld Mosaic

Bushveld Mosaic

  • Field Guide (NQF2)

1 Year Part Time Course.
Lectures in Johannesburg And Pretoria.
Practicals in Pilanesberg, Borakalalo National Parks.

Bushveld Training Adventures

Bushveld Training Adventures

Field Guide (NQF2)

  • Trails Guide
  • Advance Rifle Handling
  • Nature Guide Courses

Short Specialist Courses
One Year Part-Time Field Guiding Course and Short Courses.
Lectures In Johannesburg and Practicals take place in Combretum Park, Marakele and Kruger National Park.

Bushwise Field Guides

Bushwise Field Guides

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Trails Guide
  • Advance Rifle Handling

23 week and 50 Week Professional Field Guide Courses Run From Prime Game-Viewing Area In Limpopo. Comprehensive Practical & Theoretical Training with Practical Training Done on Big 5 Reserve & Surrounds, near Knp.
50 Week Course includes 6 Month Placement at a Game Lodge or Research Base for Practical Experience.

Campfire Academy

Campfire Academy

  • Field Guide (NQF2)

Balule Limpopo Province.We offer accredited FGASA (Field Guides Association Of Southern Africa) Courses to get you started. Our comprehensive Field Guide (NQF2) course offers theoretical and practical training in the greater Kruger National Park.
Course duration Is 90 Days. Mentorship courses prior to national sittings are also available for Field Guide (NQF2), Advanced Field Guide (NQF4) and Trails Guide.
The Ultimate Nature Guiding Course will take you from Hoedspruit to Uganda and back via Mozambique while you complete The Field Guide (NQF2) Qualification. The duration is 112 Days.

Cape Reptile Institute

Cape Reptile Institute

         Reptile / Snake Awareness, Snake Identification and Handling Courses.

         Cape Town And Oudtshoorn.

         2 Day Course

Colin Patrick Training

Colin Patrick Training

Tracker Training Course

Specialist Guide Training

Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province.

  • Trails Guide
  • Sks (Dangerous Game)
  • Tracker Level 1
  • Tracker Level 2
  • Tracker Level 3
  • Tracker Level 4
  • Senior Tracker
  • Advance Rifle Handling
Eagle's Wing Bushskills

Eagle's Wing Bushskills

  • Tracker 1,2,3
  • ARH

Advanced Weapon Handling And Dealing With Dangerous Game Course.
Tracking Courses
Assessments [On Site Anywhere In Southern Africa]

Eco Training

Eco Training

  • Field Guide (NQF2)

Unfenced bush camps located in South Africa ( Selati, Karongwe, Makuleke ), Botswana and Kenya. Our courses include professional field guide ( 1 year inclusive of lodge placement), Field Guide (NQF2), Trails guide Back-up and short courses such as tracking, advanced rifle handling etc.

Elewana Collection (In House training)

Elewana Collection (In House training)

Each of Elewana Collection’s lodges, camps and hotels has been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and iconic locations, providing exceptional game viewing opportunities in exceptional comfort and style. In addition to the superior interior designs and incomparable standards of service, each of the Elewana Collection demonstrates its responsibilities toward reducing any and all environmental impacts by employing, wherever possible, renewal energy resources, local materials, and waste management controls.

Firearm Management Services (PTY) LTD

Firearm Management Services (PTY) LTD

  • Advanced Rifle handling coaching and assessments.
  • SASSETA - Proficiency training and assessments.
  • All Firearms related issues- maintenance, logistics, reloading support.

Gauteng based but will travel for ARH groups.
Specialise in 1-on-1 over 2 days.
Groups dependent on numbers: 3-5 days.

Impala Field Guide Training

Impala Field Guide Training

Field Guide (NQF2)

Location: Waterberg. Impala strives to prepare learners for the lodge industry and our courses are designed for that purpose exclusively.

 

 

Kwantu

Kwantu

  • Field Guide (NQF2)

Eastern Cape

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Tracking
  • ARH
  • Trails Guide
  • SKS/Birding

Mabula in the Waterberg.
55 Day Programme. Field Guide NQF 2

Louis Willemse

Louis Willemse is based in the Western Cape 

Education and training will help transform you, whatever your age, education or experience, into a red-blooded leader capable of intercepting and catching the curved balls directed at you by life. We take our lessons from the Universe, Nature and the history of mankind. 

Lowveld Trails Co.

Lowveld Trails Co.

The Lowveld Trails Company is proudly leading the revival of holistic nature based experiences through industry-leading Walking Safaris, Trails Guide Courses, Mentorship and Assessments.

Medwise Safety Services

Medwise Safety Services

  • Remote Area / Wilderness First Aid
  • Level 1, 2, 3
Motsumi Bush Courses

Motsumi Bush Courses

 

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Trails Guide

3 Month Programme.
North West Province. Pilanesberg, Namibia, Northern Cape.

Nature Guide Training

Nature Guide Training

Field Guide (NQF2)
Trails Guide
Advance Rifle Handling
Tracking
SKS and Specialist  (wildflowers)

A selection of venues within the Greater Kruger Park.
Our courses include Field Guide (NQF2), Trails Guide Back-Up and specialised courses including Tracker Courses, Advanced Rifle Handling and Specialist Wild Flower Programs.
Our courses are up to 3 months Long.

Nightjar Training and Consulting

Nightjar Training and Consulting

Mentorship / coaching and assessments

NJ More Field Guide College

NJ More Field Guide College

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • ARH/Trails Guide
  • Tracking
  • Wilderness First Aid II
  • Photography
  • Specialist Birding

Career Programme, combines:

 *   6 months NJ MORE bush campus
 *   6 months MORE lodge placement (5star)
 *   Permanent employment with MORE (5star) + Bonus

Adventure & Professional Courses

3 months or 6 months (Gap time or profession)

Situated in malaria-free Marataba Private Section of Marakele National Park (Limpopo, Waterberg Biosphere). 

Nostophobic Adventures

Nostophobic Adventures

Nostophobic Adventures provide NQF Level 3 TETA Accredited (US 254135) 4x4 Driver Training specialized to the Nature & Overland Guiding industry. Our courses empower guides to drive vehicles in any off-road condition responsibly & safely, while ensuring the vehicle is not damaged. We also focus extensively on industry relevant scenarios & vehicle recovery in dangerous game &/ wilderness areas. We offer both Accredited & Competency training done on-site, relevant to your vehicles and area of operation. Guest & environmental consideration aspects are built into our training courses, making it the ultimate 4x4 driver training for lodges & guides. 

Okavango Guiding School

Okavango Guiding School

There are many safari and ranger guide training schools throughout Africa and in particular South Africa. Many people looking to do training do not know how to choose the right training school for them. If you select on price alone you will no doubt be sacrificing quality. So the question is what makes a quality training experience?

Sondela Academy

Sondela Academy

The training concept followed at Sondela Academy is one of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The Coaching, Facilitating and Assessment of our students are all conducted in the workplace and integrated into the day-to-day functions of a fully operational RCI Gold Crown resort.

Specialised Wildlife Protection Academy

Specialised Wildlife Protection Academy

  • FGASA Nature Enthusiast certificate
Spirit of the Wild

Spirit of the Wild

Intuitive Guiding Course.

  • Deepening your contact with nature.
  • Bergplaas Nature Reserve

Sneeuberg Mountains
Graaff Reinet Region
3 separate weeks throughout the year.

The Nature College

The Nature College

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Advanced Field Guide (NQF4)
  • Trails Guide & VPDA
  • Advanced Rifle Handling
  • Tracking

Training takes place in Aardvark Nature Reserve, between Riversdale & Ladismith, Little Karoo in the Western Cape, also at other venues as requested by client.
VPDA practical phase in Phalaborwa Region,Limpopo.
Duration:
One year course is available.

Ulovane Environmental Training

Ulovane Environmental Training

  • Field Guide (NQF2)
  • Advanced Field Guide (NQF4)
  • Marine Guide (NQF2)
  • Trails Guide
  • Birding Specialisation

At Ulovane Environmental Training we pride ourselves on outstanding courses with great success in creating knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ethical guides commited to conservation and who truly want to make a difference.

Amakhala Game Reserves, Eastern Cape.
Career focus courses:
1 year - 10 week courses.
Specialised courses:
Marine, Trails Guide (Including ARH) & Marine Guiding. 

Unigrad

Unigrad

  • Field Guide (NQF2) Theory
Wilderness Medical Training Services

Wilderness Medical Training Services

Wild Medix is a dynamic South African company dedicated to providing specialised first aid and rescue training for wilderness, tactical and urban situations. Our services include: Training, equipment supply, event medical support and consultation services. We are passionate about our courses because our training saves lives. Join us for a Wild Medix training experience. More than just a course.

Wildlife Campus

Wildlife Campus

  • FGASA Nature Guiding (Theory Only)
  • Trails Guiding (Theory Only)
  • Game Lodge Management
  • Marine Field Guiding
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Guides Guide To Guiding
  • Animal Tracks & Signs
  • Snakes & Reptiles
  • Wildilfe Management
  • Game Ranch Economics
  • Astronomy
  • Survival
  • African Folklore
  • Advanced Animal Behaviour
  • Birding By Habitat
  • Human Wildife Conflicts