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Online Field Guide Course

Receive a comprehensive introduction to Field Guiding (FGASA-endorsed) from the comfort of your own home.

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Comprehensive course

Get lectures from a diverse range of highly experienced EcoTraining instructors who are specialists in various fields within nature and wildlife.

A comprehensive introduction to field guiding. This eight-week FGASA online course covers all 17 Field Guide modules, including theory reviews, workbook support, and theory assessments. EcoTraining’s experienced instructors deliver the programme via live interactive lectures, which include videos, graphics, and quizzes. The syllabus covers a broad spectrum of subjects including ecology, animal behaviour, conservation management, and more.

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What to expect from the Online Field Guide Course

Many subjects covered

This course covers many subjects including: Introduction to guiding in the natural environment; Creating a guided nature experience; Geology; Weather and Climate; Basic ecology; Astronomy; Biomes of South Africa; Basic taxonomy; Botany and Grasses; Fish; Amphibians; Arthropods; Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Animal Behaviour; Conservation Management; Historical Human Habitation.

Specialist instructors

Online participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, which will include: In-depth coverage of all modules; Theory reviews; Live Q&A with the lecturer and other participants; Workbook support; Quizzes.

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Certification & accreditation

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

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

Participants will have the opportunity to write FGASA theory exams online.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

Recommended eBook

If you are thinking of enrolling in the EcoTraining Field Guide course, we highly recommend you buy the ‘Your Guide to Guide’ eBook.

Course dates

15 May – 05 July 2024

FAQ about the Online Field Guide Course

This course is a comprehensive introduction to field guiding. This eight-week FGASA online course covers all 17 Field Guide modules, including theory reviews, workbook support, and theory assessments. EcoTraining’s experienced instructors deliver the programme via live interactive lectures, which include videos, graphics, and quizzes. The syllabus covers a broad spectrum of subjects including ecology, animal behaviour, conservation management, and more.

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