(NQF2) FGASA Level 1
Field Guide Course
Congratulations on enquiring about our exciting 55-day course!
Hopefully we’ll meet quite soon. Here are a few bits of information about how we are going to turn you into a professional field guide
We cover the FGASA Level 1 syllabus in this fully FGASA accredited course, including the following subjects:
- CREATING A GUIDED NATURE EXPERIENCE
- INTRODUCTION TO NATURE GUIDING
- WEATHER & CLIMATE
- BOTANY: TREES AND GRASSES
- ARTHROPODS: SPIDERS, SCORPIONS & INSECTS
- ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
- CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
- HUMAN HISTORY
- BUSHCRAFT AND SKILLS LIKE TRACKING, SURVIVAL ETC
All subjects are backed up by lots of practical work, with lots of bush walks and game drives. You get to conduct a lot of research and do a few presentations, and learn to conduct your own game walks and drives.
IMPORTANT: This course is accredited to qualify you for the TG/NatSiteGd/2/0040 Nature Site Guide National Skills Programme. Remember that an unaccredited course can also call itself “Level 1” or something similar. Check with FGASA whether a course is accredited! Even courses by otherwise accredited providers are only accredited as valid FGASA L1 courses if the course duration is a minimum of 50 Training Days.
Your head instructor is a qualified biology teacher, FGASA Level III SKS (DA) guide and holds the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the voluntary service of the SANDF. He has been guiding since 1989, and conducting training since 1996.
Your other Senior Trainer has been guiding since 1996, is a Level 3 Advanced Trails Guide and also has vast experience in game reserve management. As we also do in-house advanced training for guides working in leading game lodges, we are in touch with the actual needs of the industry and ideally suited to arrange employment for many of our top students.
Our course consists of lectures and practical work, preparing the student for the Level I FGASA-exam. Because our course is fully accredited by FGASA, you write a Special Sitting Level 1 exam at the end of the course on our premises. The final week of the course is used to conduct practical assessments for all learners.
Please contact us at at firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and dates!