FGASA-endorsed online conservation courses that offer comprehensive introduction to safari guiding and conservation. Build your theoretical foundation towards becoming a FGASA-certified field guide.
Become an African nature and wildlife expert. Our online conservation courses offer interactive, expert-led training in the theoretical foundations needed to become a FGASA-certified field guide.
If you have a keen interest in nature and a curiosity for the field guiding industry, our online courses are the perfect fit. Led by conservation experts, wildlife professionals, and guest lecturers, each course offers a wide variety of training and insight into the industry.
We offer two unique courses: Nature Enthusiast (8 weeks) and Introduction to Field Guiding (4 weeks).
Combined, these courses become the FGASA Field Guiding online course, a 12-week course that provides all the education you need to pass your FGASA NQF2 theory exam.
All of our courses are FGASA-endorsed, cover essential FGASA modules, and incorporate additional training to give you incredible value.
On average each course includes 10 hours of lectures per week, with additional time spent studying. To start your field guide career journey, all you need is a strong Wi-Fi connection and passion for wildlife.
Online: FGASA Nature Enthusiast Online Course
Join others from around the world who are just as passionate as you are about African nature, safaris, and wildlife in this engaging conservation online course.
On the Nature Enthusiast FGASA online course, you’ll attend live lectures and take part in an interactive learning experience that features expert instructors and lots of opportunities for participant engagement and practical application.
This course runs for 8 weeks and covers the first 16 official FGASA modules.
Online: Introduction to Field Guiding Online Course
The field guiding course is purely focused on preparing you for your role as a field guide. It covers 4 additional FGASA modules, including how to conduct a drive or walking safari, guiding skills and procedures, and most importantly, how to be an ethical field guide.
When combined with the Nature Enthusiast FGASA online course, this course will give you the theoretical basis you need to complete your FGASA NQF2 exams (this combination is also known as our FGASA Field Guiding online course).
Please note that before signing up for the Introduction to Field Guiding online course, you must first complete the Nature Enthusiast online course.
Online: FGASA Field Guiding Online Course
This online course is your first step towards a wildlife career. Join other wildlife enthusiasts, nature conservationists, and future field guides on this 12-week online course. Accelerate your knowledge of field guiding techniques and gain a well-rounded foundation of the FGASA syllabus.
This course will include 21 live sessions and includes lectures from industry leaders in conservation and field guiding, who will give you expert insight into real-life situations you might encounter.
At the end of this course you will write your FGASA NQF2 exams. You can then join us on our in-person 35-day Practical FGASA course to become a fully qualified Apprentice Field Guide.