AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING
Wildlife Conservation & Hospitality Management School

FIELD GUIDE COURSES...

At AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING, our main purpose is to train enthusiastic and ethical field guides and environmental educators in the world famous Kruger National Park, located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. With the guidance and care of our experienced instructors - we aim to help develop passionate students into confident and knowledgeable ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Africa.

 All our guiding courses are fully accredited and endorsed by the FIELD GUIDE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (FGASA) and CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Sector Education Training Authority)...

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APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE COURSE (NQF2)

 COURSE OVERVIEW 

The FGASA Apprentice Nature Guide Qualification is the most sought after qualification required by the guiding industry for employment. 

The FGASA Apprentice Field Guide Course also includes the CATHSSETA Nature Site Guide qualification, which is the minimum requirement for guides to register as legal nature guides in South Africa. Beyond Southern Africa’s borders, the higher standard of the FGASA qualification also enjoys recognition in many other countries on and off the African Continent.

 COURSE CONTENTS

Introduction to nature Guiding, Geology, Ecology, Astronomy, Weather & Climate, Botany, Mammals, Taxonomy, Animal behaviour, Birds & Birding, Freshwater Fish, Reptiles, Arthropods, Conservation Management, Amphibians, Early Human Habitation, And much more...

 DURATION:   8 Weeks Full-time

 STUDENT FEE:   R 65 000:00  per student           

 INCLUDED:  Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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ADVANCED BUSH SKILLS (FGASA PREP) COURSE

 COURSE OVERVIEW 

The ADVANCED BUSH SKILLS COURSE has been designed with the serious nature lover in mind… This action packed 21-Day course is ideal for nature enthusiasts who simply wishes to improve their own knowledge and understanding of the bush.

The course is aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush experience, but who does not necessarily want to do a career orientated course or become a Nature Guide as such. (However, the course can also be used to great effect in preparation for the FGASA Field Guide Practical Assessment...)

 COURSE CONTENTS: 

Guiding Skills, Tracks & Signs, Birds &  Birding , Wilderness Navigation , Bush Craft/Survival, Handling Dangerous Game, Standard Operating Procedure, Stars & Planets, Weather Forecasting, Plants & Their Uses, Animal Behaviour, Rocks & Soils, And much more...

 DURATION:   3 Weeks Full-time

 STUDENT FEE:   R 26 000:00 per student     

 INCLUDED:  Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees.

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COURSE

 COURSE OVERVIEW  

This course introduces students to various environmental educational concepts, the development and impact of environmental education in South Africa, design of an environmental educational programme and the development of a communication strategy for effective liaison between communities and protected areas to address environmental issues and risks, for a sustainable environment. The course is of an interdisciplinary nature and will be appropriate for a wide variety of prospective students who have a passion for conservation through education…

 
 COURSE CONTENTS: 
 Introduction to Environmental Education, Education Theory, Teaching & Learning Principles, Attitudes & Behaviour, Planning & Designing, Facilitating & Conducting, Teaching methodologies & techniques, And much more...

 DURATION:   3 Weeks Full-time

 STUDENT FEE:    R 26 000:00 per student         

 INCLUDED:   Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees.

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