Distance Learning

Correspondence Course


Why you should do our Correspondence Course

  • This is one of the ways in which you can qualify as a nature guide or, if you are one already, it provides a way to deepen your knowledge.
  • Learn about the wonders of the Southern African bushveld from anywhere in the world.
  • Study sixteen fascinating topics that include Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Arthropods, Trees, Grasses, Tracking, Astronomy and much, much more!
  • Start at any time and work through the electronic material at your own pace.
  • Enjoy interactive learning and personalised support from our Correspondence Course co-ordinator.
  • Liaise with other students participating in the course via our social media network.
  • Gain additional knowledge and skills while working as a nature guide.
  • Attend an optional two week practical at our camp to put your theory into action!
  • Read a testimonial on Safaritalk.net from one of our students who completed the Field Guide qualification.

You can start the Correspondence Course (theory) immediately from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world! All the course content is based on Southern African biodiversity.

Work through the course one module at a time by downloading our notes in pdf format and reading through them, then doing a task. Some modules have a 30-minute online test and some have a research project (Word document), some have neither and some have both. 

There is an optional two week practical based at our training camp (not included in the price of the theory) that can be done once you have completed 70% of the theory course, when you're ready. This practical is compulsory if you would like to obtain a Field Guide qualification. If you would like to attend the practical with your partner, who has not done our theory course, you are both most welcome to. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website regarding foreign students or feel free to contact us for further information about the course.

2018 Correspondence Course Practical Dates  2018 Course Rates

30 March - 13 April

10 - 25 September

Local Rate:                  R25,900   (inc VAT)

International Rate:     R31,404


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No of students per course
Maximum 10 students per course to ensure the best possible learning experience.

Certification and Accreditation
Africa Nature Training is a Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) accredited training provider that is accredited by CATHSSETA. We will facilitate your registration with FGASA. FGASA will register you with CATHSSETA if you successfully complete both the theory and practical elements of the course.
Distance Learning R4,200.00
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