EcoTraining, South Africa’s largest and oldest safari guide and wildlife training organisation, will offer the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa’s (FGASA) level 1 (NQF 2) accredited Field Guide qualification in Kenya from September 14.

Students will traverse three different conservancies, totalling over 16 000ha, over the course of 55 days, providing them with access to a diverse range of biomes and elements. They will live in tented and banda accommodation during the course to allow them to develop situational awareness.

The course combines formal lectures with practical field experience, giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills. The course is also uniquely relevant to the natural environment of Kenya as it covers a broad spectrum of subjects and also teaches students about conflict between wildlife and community herdsmen and their livestock and crops.

Assessments for the FGASA Field Guide Level 1 (NQF 2) qualification will be conducted by Eco Training instructors who are accredited FGASA assessors.