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Animal Science Astronomy Biology Botany Conservation and Preservation Earth Sciences Ecology Environmental Studies Field Studies Geography Geology Hospitality Life Sciences Natural Sciences Wildlife Sciences +5

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Your course fee includes all your registration fees with the Field Guides Association of South Africa (FGASA). Exam fees, learning materials, expert-led masterclass and a dedicated support team is included in your price.
What's Included (Extra)

Online access to wildlife and conservation experts, weekly courses and webinars, Q&As and assignments, FGASA registration, examination and moderator fees, 16 core FGASA modules, additional field guiding modules, Bushwise online certificates, Nature Guide manual, additional workbooks.

Feb 06, 2024
Nov 24, 2022
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About Program

If you’re interested in African wildlife but unable to travel, you can start your safari guiding or ecotourism career from the comfort of your home. Without interrupting your normal life, in just 10 hours a week for 12 weeks, you’ll gain valuable knowledge about wildlife, conservation and field guiding. At the end of 12 weeks you can write the FGASA Nature Site Guide (NQF2) theory exam. You’ll be well on your way to a wildlife career!

This course covers the essential Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) modules and goes beyond to give you a well-rounded foundation for your safari guiding career. These sessions include lectures from industry leaders in conservation and safari guiding, who will give you expert insight into real-life situations you might encounter.

Our online learning platform also allows you to work and interact with like-minded students from all over the world. Ready to start your professional field guiding career?

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Program Highlights

  • Learn through the discussion of real-world case studies, which ground the theory in the practical application of field guiding.
  • Gain knowledge of fauna and flora, including endangered species, and understand animal behavior, including the Big 5.
  • Grow your skills with additional knowledge on radio procedures, rifle handling and viewing potentially dangerous animals (Level 2 theory).
  • Understand what it means to conduct a guided safari and offer guests an unforgettable experience.
  • Learn valuable leadership and people management skills and enjoy a highly supportive, interactive learning experience.

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Trevor's Bushwise review.

The learning experience here at Bushwise was wonderful as well as our trainers were extremely helpful and friendly. Unforgettable experience.
Cannot recommend it enough.
The bush experience here was unreal and beautiful. Bushwise provided me with an unforgettable experience as well as good knowledge I can use as a guide later in my career. Definitely worth spending money and time on if you want to become a field guide one day as well .The exceptional trainers were really good as well other training providers in the course of the program and were extremely helpful .

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