Online Trails Guide Course
FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide status (theory)
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.
WHY DO THE COURSE?
Since we cannot actually walk, this programme 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.
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 to become a qualified Trails Guide. Refer to course pre-requisites for more information.
** Discount is only valid for 18 months from the start of the online course.
Online Trails Guide participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, which will include;
- 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.
Watch the video to get a sneak peek of the course and its set up.
- 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
CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION OF COURSE
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 organizations involved in offering professional guiding services to members of the public.
YOU COULD GRADUATE WITH
- EcoTraining Certificate of Participation on the e-learning course
- Knowledge to pass Apprentice Trails Guide theory exam
- An understanding of how to walk safely in big five areas
01 November – 06 December 2022
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OPTIONAL PRACTICAL COMPONENT
Upon successful completion of the online component, participants will have the option to enroll in the EcoTraining Trails Guide course (28-days) at a discounted rate*.