this is what you can expect
Antares has restructured their course programme completely to be able to cater for what the lodge industry is requiring from newly trained guides. The shift in recent years by the industry requesting a high quality trained guide with a minimum level of NQF2 qualification including the ability to conduct guided walks has become very evident. No longer are the lodges interested in employing a student who has just completed a shorter NQF2 (level 1) course with limited practical experience, they want more. With this in mind we have designed a range of courses that hopes to fulfil these requirements and more.
Antares offers you a choice of professional options and a variety of shorter courses. There will be two alternatives for the NQF2 (former FGASA level 1) course, either a 3-month or a shorter 60-day course. There will also be two Apprentice Trails Guide course annually which can be done on their own or as an add-on to the NQF2 courses. Descriptions of all these options can be found below. Please make sure you read carefully what is included on each course to avoid disappointment later.