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Online Trails Guide Course

This programme focuses on the knowledge of trails (walking) guiding, which will be taught through interactive sessions and real-life videos from the field as part of the online FGASA Trails Guide course.

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Exciting opportunity

EcoTraining brings you an exciting new learning opportunity – a first in Trails Guiding. A chance to learn how to interact safely with wild animals from the comfort of your home.

This online wildlife program focuses on the knowledge of trails (walking) guiding – all of this will be taught through interactive sessions and real-life videos from the field as part of the online FGASA Trails Guide course.

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What to expect from the Online Trails Guide Course

Diverse range of subjects

This course covers a diverse range of subjects including: Introduction To The Apprentice Trails Guide Course; Navigation And Orientation; Weapon Handling For Walking In Dangerous Game Areas; Animal Tracking And Track Identification; Conducting Guided Walks; How To Approach Potentially Dangerous Animals On Foot Safely; Dangerous Animal Knowledge And Behaviour; Basic Incident Management.

First step in achieving the Trails qualification

The programme covers all the theoretical components required to certify as an FGASA-endorsed Apprentice Trails Guide. This is your first step in achieving the Trails qualification. By attending this online programme you automatically qualify for a discounted practical course following the online component.

This course is open to anyone who is interested in becoming a qualified Trails Guide.

Sneak peek of the course

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Certification & accreditation

EcoTraining is an FGASA-endorsed training provider. In addition, EcoTraining is also a CATHSSETA (Sector Education Training Authority) accredited training provider.

FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) represents individual tourist guides; nature, culture, and adventure guides; trackers; and organisations involved in offering professional guiding services to members of the public.

Participants who successfully complete the online component will be able to enrol in the 28-day Trails Guide Course at a discounted rate.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

Expert instructors

Online Trails Guide participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors. Course includes: in-depth coverage of the Apprentice Trails Guide modules; Theory reviews/Quizzes; Live Q&A with the lecturer and other participants; Live lectures will range between one hour and two hours, with a live Q & A session after each session.

Course dates

2025 dates to be confirmed soon!

FAQ about the Online Trails Guide Course

This online wildlife program focuses on the knowledge of trails (walking) guiding – all of this will be taught through interactive sessions and real-life videos from the field as part of the online FGASA Trails Guide course.

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