On-demand Field Guide Course

Study at your own pace


Exciting opportunity

Are you passionate about nature and wildlife, yet finding it challenging to allocate time for conventional courses? Look no further! Introducing the EcoTraining On-Demand Field Guide Course — a tailor-made solution for individuals with busy schedules who yearn to pursue their passion for field guiding at their preferred pace.

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What to expect from the on-demand Field Guide course

Comprehensive Course Content

Immerse yourself in our cutting-edge course, featuring a treasure trove of pre-recorded lectures that offer a comprehensive introduction to the captivating world of Field Guiding. The program encompasses all 17 FGASA Nature Site Guide qualification modules, incorporating theory reviews, easily downloadable lessons, and dedicated workbook support whenever required. Our highly experienced instructors bring the material to life through concise and engaging video sessions. Be prepared to delve into a vast array of subjects, including ecology, animal behavior, and conservation management within our thoughtfully curated syllabus.

Two platforms for enhanced learning

As part of the course, you will gain access to two exclusive platforms:

  1. EcoTraining’s Online Platform: Our dedicated online platform provides convenient access to course lectures, downloadable modules, theory reviews, and the opportunity to schedule consultation sessions with our instructors.
  1. FGASA Campus: The FGASA Campus platform allows you to access your FGASA Learner manual and workbook, study guides, and schedule your online FGASA exam date. It’s a one-stop resource to support your learning journey.

Certification & accreditation

EcoTraining is an FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) endorsed and CATHSSETA (Sector Education Training Authority) accredited training provider.

Participants will have the opportunity to write FGASA theory exams online. After completing the online course and theory exam, students will have achieved the FGASA theory component of the Field Guide (NQF2) course.

Upon successful completion of the online component, you’ll have the option to enroll on the 35-day practical Field Guide course at one of EcoTraining’s wilderness camps at a discounted rate. This hands-on opportunity further enhances your skills and prepares you for real-world field guiding.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

Discover a world of knowledge

Our course is a treasure trove of wisdom! With pre-recorded lectures that cover all 17 FGASA Nature Site Guide qualification modules, we’ll take you on an exciting adventure through the wilderness of knowledge. From understanding animal behaviour to decoding the secrets of ecology and conservation management – we’ve got you covered!

Short and engaging lectures

Our experienced instructors know how to keep things exciting with short and engaging videos. No more yawning in the back of the classroom – get ready to be captivated by the magic of nature through your screens

FAQ about the on-demand Field Guide Course

This course is designed especially for busy bees like you who yearn to chase their passion for field guiding without being tied down. Say goodbye to mundane textbooks and hello to an extraordinary journey into the heart of nature! 

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From the field on the 28-day Trails Guide Course