Our Game Ranging / Field Guiding Course is the most comprehensive of its kind offered anywhere in the world. The qualification (A Certificate in Game Ranging) gained from completing the full course is conferred by WildlifeCampus and endorsed by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). This is the perfect course for those entering the industry. 


Module # 1 – Classification 

  • Component # 1 – Classification & Taxonomy 
  • Component # 2 – Evolution 

Module # 2 – Invertebrates 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Arachnids 
  • Component # 2 – Scorpions
  • Component # 3 – Ticks & Mites
  • Component # 4 – Spiders 
  • Component # 5 – Centipedes & Millipedes 
  • Component # 6 – Snails
  • Component # 7 – Introduction to insects 
  • Component # 8 – Overview of Insect Orders 

Module # 3 – Amphibia 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Amphibia and Frogs 

Module # 4 – Reptiles 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Reptiles and Chelonia 
  • Component # 2 – Lizards
  • Component # 3 – Snakes
  • Component # 4 – Crocodiles 

Module # 5 – Fish 

  • Component # 1 – Fish 

Module # 6 – Birds 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Birds and Flight 
  • Component # 2 – Birds: General biology and Ecology 
  • Component # 3 – Falcons and Kestrels
  • Component # 4 – Vultures 
  • Component # 5 – Kites and Buzzards
  • Component # 6 – Eagles
  • Component # 7 – Sparrowhawks, Goshawks and the Gymnogene 
  • Component # 8 – Owls 

Module # 7 – Mammals 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Mammals 
  • Component # 2 – Small mammals 
  • Component # 3 – Bats
  • Component # 4 – Carnivora 
  • Component # 5 – Primates
  • Component # 6 – Aquatic Mammals
  • Component # 7 – Lion
  • Component # 8 – Leopard
  • Component # 9 – Elephant
  • Component # 10 – Rhino
  • Component # 11 – Buffalo
  • Component # 12 – Cheetah
  • Component # 13 – Hyaena
  • Component # 14 – Antelope, Wildebeest & Warthog 
  • Component # 15 – Wild dog
  • Component #16 – Giraffe
  • Component # 17 – Zebra
  • Component # 18 – Hippo
  • Component # 19 – Suricate
  • Component # 20 – Aardvark & Pangolin 

Module # 8 – Ethology, Animal Behaviour 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Ethology 
  • Component # 2 – Social Organisation
  • Component # 3 – Foraging and Predatory Behaviour 
  • Component # 4 – Communication 
  • Component # 5 – Grooming, Play and Sleeping behaviour 
  • Component # 6 – Territorial, Agonistic and Anti-predator behaviour 
  • Component # 7 – Sexual Behaviour & Parental care 

Module # 9 – Botany 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction and General Overview of Plants 
  • Component # 2 – Lower Plants
  • Component # 3 – Grasses
  • Component # 4 – Checklist of common Tree species & characteristics 
  • Component # 5 – Detailed account of some common Tree Species 

Module 10 – Ecology 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Ecology
  • Component # 2 – Structural Components (biotic and biotic) 
  • Component # 3 – Functional ecosystem Components 
  • Component # 4 – Climate and weather General 
  • Component # 5 – Climate and weather Southern Africa 
  • Component # 6 – Geomorphology, Geology and Soil 
  • Component # 7 – Savanna Ecology
  • Component # 8 – Ecosystem Dynamics 

Module 11 – Game Ranging Skills Part A (non career courses) 

  • Component # 1 – Anticipating animal behaviour
  • Component # 2 – Approaching dangerous game (On foot and vehicles) 
  • Component # 3 – Basic bush navigation
  • Component # 4 – First aid for snake bite
  • Component # 5 – First aid for arthropods
  • Component # 6 – The Night Skies
  • Component # 7 – Principles of habitat management
  • Component # 8 – Environmental sensitivity
  • Component # 9 – Introduction to ecotourism
  • Component # 10 – Local communities (Impact and involvement) 
  • Component # 11 – Sustainable tourism and sustainable utilisation 

Module 12 – Game Ranging Skills Part B (career courses) 

  • Component # 1 – Dangerous Game Rifles
  • Component # 2 – The Game drive vehicle, Spotlight & Radio 
  • Component # 3 – Vehicle mechanics
  • Component # 4 – Planning game drives and bush walks 
  • Component # 5 – Dealing with guests
  • Component # 6 – Communication and Facilitation skills 
  • Component # 7 – Working within the industry 

Cost

Course Cost: ZAR 5,500 or £265*

*Cost based on current exchange rates to the South African Rand (ZAR)


How to Register and Sign Up

  1. To register click on the ‘Book Course’ button at the top of this page. Registration is FREE and you then have access to your ‘Wildlife Campus Courses Dashboard’
  2. After registration you can then decide on and purchase a course.
  3. Once registered you also gain access to FREE COURSES, including The Big 5, Elephants Facts and Fables, Birding by Habitat, Astronomy and more.

CONTACT US for more information on the Online Field Guiding course. We frequently run special offers on combination certificate packed. Please ask about our current specials.


All Course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study. No physical product except certificates earned, are posted to students. 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark. Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again. 


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