Dangerous Game Site Guide – Level 4

Field Guide training
Course ID
Responsible Resource Management
NQF Level 4
Various instructors
Campus, Contact Training
45 training days


The qualification has been developed to assist professionalism across the nature guiding industry and focuses on the skills needed by a guide operating in a natural or conservation area with potentially dangerous animals. With this qualification, a learner will also be able to make valuable contributions to nature-based tourism operations.

Target Group

Nature guides with a level 2 qualification and Field Rangers with a NQF 2 and higher.

Entry level requirements

The learner will be required to have:

Dangerous Game Site Guide qualification at NQF 2

NSC (Matric) with a minimum of a Grade 4 in English, Maths literacy and Geography or Life Sciences

OR FLC Certificate in Communication and Maths literacy or equivalent and Matric Geography or Life Sciences

Valid driver’s licence

Exit Level Outcomes

Students qualifying against the learning programme will be able to:

Identify customer needs and expectations

Recognise customer dissatisfaction and take action to resolve the situation

Identify and use opportunities to enhance the quality of customer service

Communicate with all customers in a friendly and courteous manner

Prepare to conduct a guided nature experience on foot in areas where potentially dangerous animals may occur

Interpret the behaviour of animals in the broader ecological context in terms of human safety

Lead a guided experience to view potentially dangerous animals

Demonstrate firearm action drills in the event of an attack by an animal

Implement policy to promote the prevention of safety and emergency incidents

Manage emergency incidents; which affect the safety of an individual, group or crowd

Manage the reaction of an individual, group or crowd to a safety or emergency incident

Design a nature guiding experience

Conduct a guided nature experience

Review own guiding performance

Demonstrate knowledge of the guiding activity category

Plan and prepare for a specific tourist guiding activity

Prepare participants for a guiding activity

Supervise a tourist guiding activity

Conclude a tourist guiding activity

Responsible Resource Use and Field Guiding - field guides in training getting familiar with the details of the ecosystem

The Occupational Qualifications certificates and skills development programmes are designed to be occupationally relevant and are composed of various credits which can be used towards a nationally recognised qualification.