Field Guide / Environmentalist Distance Learning Course

Bushveld Training Adventures is aware of the many nature lovers who are passionate about the African bush but do not find themselves in a position to spend the necessary time attending and completing a full-time course at such a location.

With this in mind, Bushveld Training Adventures has designed the Distance Learning Programme, specifically to address this short fall and to provide prospective field guides, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to learn and experience more about all aspects of the African Savanna Bushveld.

Whether you are a nature enthusiast or planning to pursue a career in guiding and conservation you will receive the most professional and most enjoyable nature training experience.

Course Structure

The course combines theory with written assignments and practical field work and must be completed within six months. Although the practical field work component is optional, attendees will not obtain the full qualification without successfully completing the practical session and assessment. Two courses are presented per annum, one from January to June and again from June to November. The practical sessions will be done at the end of each semester.

The course comprises different modules, each with several subjects, carefully selected to provide the nature enthusiast with a comprehensive insight into the natural environment and fully cover the requirements and content of the FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) syllabus.

You will learn about:
Ecology, Soil, Astronomy, Weather, Classification, Wild Flowers, Grasses, Arthropods (Insects, Arachnids and their relatives),Trees, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Signs and Sounds of the Wild and a range of other fascinating topics.