Our winning formula
EcoTraining’s local rates are positioned for local citizens to access our training, and to ensure career development and employment in the safari industry.
You will be based in camps in prime wildlife areas and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice daily. You will be trained on two different game reserves, exposing you to a diversity of habitats and species. No other training provider can match the variety of training environments or frequency of practical activities that we offer.
YOU COULD WALK AWAY WITH
We offer basic rifle handling training as part of the course and, depending how prepared you are, you could attain an Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) qualification.
To attain the ARH qualification, as well as the FGASA Trails Guide Back-up qualification presented on this course, you must have the following:
- FGASA Field Guide Level 1 (full qualification)
- Rifle Competency Certificate — Have an accredited PFTC (Professional Firearm Trainers Council) (was SASSETA) accredited Rifle Proficiency certificate before you arrive on course (www.pftc.co.za). If you need further information on PFTC, please ask for our full PFTC information document
- Have paid all your FGASA fees (current membership fees and exam fee)
Be prepared to undergo the FGASA ARH qualification. Please note we offer limited training as part of the course, hence any rifle training you can do beforehand, will go a long way in giving you confidence with the rifle.
05 July – 01 August 2019 (Mashatu & Selati)
21 September – 18 October 2019 (Makuleke)
02 June – 29 June 2020 (Mashatu)
14 July – 10 August 2020 (Makuleke)
06 August – 02 September 2020 (Selati)
ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
If you would like to prepare for your time in the bush on an EcoTraining course, Wildlife Campus is an established, reputable and accredited online and offline distance learning provider, and has been offering wildlife-related, natural science and ecotourism courses since 1999. Visit its website for the online course as a pre-study option.