EcoTraining Wildlife Courses

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Use these courses to become a guide or a wildlife enthusiast

Wildlife Enthusiast's Online Course

Evolve your love for nature on this Online Nature Enthusiast course.

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

EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses
EcoTraining Wildlife Courses

What is included?

Online participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, which will include;

 

  • In-depth coverage of all topics

  • Scheduled Theory reviews

  • Live lectures with instructors and other participants

  • Workbooks & learner modules

  • FGASA registration fee

  • FGASA Nature Enthusiast certificate

  • EcoTraining Certificate of Participation on the e-learning course

Topics covered:

  • Mammals

  • Birds

  • Reptiles

  • Animal Behaviour (Ethology)

  • Geology

  • Weather and Climate

  • Basic ecology

  • Astronomy

  • Biomes of South Africa

  • Basic taxonomy

  • Botany and Grasses

  • Fish

  • Amphibians

  • Arthropods

  • Conservation Management

  • Historical Human Habitation

Why do the course?

Course information:

Have you always had a keen interest in nature? But you’re not necessarily interested in becoming a professional guide?

Then this course is for you.

 

On this course, you will learn about the essential elements of a functioning natural ecosystem.

 

For 8-weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, our expert instructors will teach you about the wonders of nature.

 

Join like-minded people from all over the world for an unforgettable and interactive online course.

2021 Dates and times:

26 March – 19 May (Exam 24th May)
2 June – 23 July (Exam 30th July)
4 August – 27 September ( Exam 4th October)
20 October – 8 December (Exam 15 December) 

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm (+2 GMT)

Each lecture is recorded and will be available afterwards

2021 Rates:

R7,999

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Wonderful experience on my online Field guide course, and what a lovely and professional team to have been taught by. Their sunny personalities and passion for the bush is infectious. Thank you

 Lori Hyde, South Africa

What an amazing experience to be part of the EcoTraining online FGASA coarse. I would highly recommend using EcoTraining as a training provider!! All the lecturers are welcoming, friendly and extremely patient. This was no regular online experience and exceeded my expectations. Tarry has done an incredible job behind scenes and all the effort put into each of the lectures. And now its time to book a spot for my practical experience. Beyond excited!

Barbara Wood, United States

“So far this course is providing hope in a time of pandemic and quarantine.  I have noticed already how it has made me more conscious of the natural world.  During the pandemic, I'm working at a homeless shelter and one day, I looked into the sky in Portland Oregon to see a couple crows hassling a red-tailed hawk.  I'm pretty sure that before the course, I would not have noticed that behavior.  

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Gabriella Costantini, Malawi

FGASA Field Guide Online Course

Receive a comprehensive introduction to Field Guiding (FGASA endorsed) from the comfort of your own home. Get lectures from a diverse range of highly experienced EcoTraining Instructors who are specialists in various fields within nature and wildlife.

EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses
EcoTraining Nature Courses

What is included?

Online participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, which will include;

 

  • In-depth coverage of all topics

  • Scheduled Theory reviews

  • Live lectures with instructors and other participants

  • Workbooks & learner modules

  • FGASA registration fee

  • Quizzes

  • FGASA Nature Enthusiast certificate

  • EcoTraining Certificate of Participation on the e-learning course

  • FGASA Apprentice Guide – theory component

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to guiding

  • Creating a guided nature experience

  • Mammals

  • Birds

  • Reptiles

  • Animal Behaviour (Ethology)

  • Geology

  • Weather and Climate

  • Basic ecology

  • Astronomy

  • Biomes of South Africa

  • Basic taxonomy

  • Botany and Grasses

  • Fish

  • Amphibians

  • Arthropods

  • Conservation Management

  • Historical Human Habitation

Why do the course?

Course information:

A comprehensive introduction to Field Guiding.

This 8-week FGASA online course covers all 17 FGASA Apprentice 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.

2021 Dates and times:


17 March – 19 May (Exam 24 May)
26 May – 23 July (Exam 30 July)
23 August - 15 October (Exam 27 October)
13 October – 8 December (Exam 15 December)

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

Each lecture is recorded and will be available afterwards

2021 Rates:

R8,999


 

To complete the full FGASA Apprentice Guide qualification, you can sign up for the 35-day practical component of the course.

Dates and Times:

5th October -  8th November 2021

2021 rate per person: R 66,799.00 (South Africa Camps)

2021 rate per person: USD 5,320.00 (Mara Training centre, Kenya) 

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Who is EcoTraining?

EcoTraining has been operating for 27 years and is widely recognized by the safari industry for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature guide training.

They offer accredited career courses, gap year and sabbatical programmes, nature programmes, high school and university study abroad programmes, custom courses and on-site professional guide training at safari lodges.

Many world-renowned game reserves recognise the high standard of EcoTraining graduates.

All courses are run directly from EcoTraining’s unfenced bush camps in prime wilderness areas across South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

To date, EcoTraining has trained over 12,000 people from 33 different countries around the world.

EcoTraining has now upped its offering and is taking its world-renowned classes online