Due to the overwhelming response that EcoTraining Guides and Guardians received from their first-ever Online Field Guide course, dates for the next course just opened beginning August 10, 2020. You will be entertained for 8 weeks with a proper glimpse into the incredible natural world and knowledge of a Field Guide. All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home with a new window opening up


EcoTraining is offering travel industry professionals a 500 Rand (US$29) discount on the upcoming fully accredited FGASA course as well as a further 1,500 Rand discount (US$87) for those who have already earned their guide’s license but feel the need or have the time for a refresher. The regular price for this highly popular EcoTraining course is roughly 9,000 Rand (US$520).

“A Comprehensive Introduction to Field Guiding” is an eight-week online course that covers all 17 FGASA Apprentice Guide modules including theory reviews, workbook support, and theory assessments.

Experienced instructors deliver the program via live interactive lectures, which include videos, graphics and quizzes. The syllabus covers a broad spectrum of subjects including ecology, animal behavior, conservation management, and more.

Online participants will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, as well as:

  • In-depth coverage of all modules
  • Theory reviews
  • Live Q&As with the lecturer and other participants
  • Workbook support
  • Quizzes
Check out the full course description here.

Agents who complete the course will be invited to join a short six-day/seven-night FAM trip next year (date TBD) to experience EcoTraining’s bush camps in South Africa and/or Botswana and meet their course trainers in person. (Agents will need to cover the cost of getting to/from EcoTraining.)

FGASA — the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa — only accredits courses that promote a high standard of guiding and skills development. Founded 30 years ago, the organization is well known, highly regarded, and respected around the world.

Registration for this course closes on the 31st of July 2020. Hurry, before you miss the deadline and email  today to book your spot on our next Online Field Guide course.