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Field Guide Training Course

Antares has restructured our programme to ensure that our students will be equipped with the best possible training and certification to enable them to find gainful employment in the tourism industry after the end of the course.
Our new course structure will cover the NQF2 Field Guide component as well as the back-up Trails Guide qualification and a host of other certified options.

NQF 2 Field Guide

  • Introduction to guiding and biomes
  • Creating a guided experience
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Weather and Climate
  • Basic ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • Botany and grasses
  • Arthropods
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Animal behaviour
  • Conservation
  • Historical human habitation

Back-up Trails Guide

  • Conducting a trails guiding experience
  • Trails Guiding equipment
  • Orientation
  • Approaching animals on foot
  • Dangerous animal knowledge
  • Animal Diseases
  • Incident and crime scene management
  • Advanced Rifle Handling and Ballistics

Other subjects include

  • Level 1 & 2 Wilderness First Aid
  • 4×4 driving skills
  • Photographic skills
  • Track and Sign
  • Hosting skills and Wine tasting
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Advanced Birding knowledge