Field Ranger Advanced

Course ID
Protected Area Integrity
Campus, Offsite
14 days


The purpose of this training is to provide specialist minor tactics training for anti-poaching operations to the Special Operations Sections (SOS) in Protected Areas.

It includes:

  • Plan and execute clandestine patrols.
  • Cooperate safely with rotary-winged and fix wing aircraft.
  • Employ combat-tracking, counter-tracking, and bushcraft techniques.
  • Man observation and listening posts effectively.
  • Participate efficiently in night operations.
  • Employ basic land navigation techniques.
  • Handle firearms effectively in tactical situations.

Entry level requirements

Nominees must meet the following requirements:

Have operated as a field ranger on anti-poaching operations for at least one year.

Develop a management plan to support the effective operation of a Nature Conservation unit or area

Be physically fit to complete the course.

Have a valid Rifle competency from the SAPS

The Southern African Wildlife College offers organisations and or private businesses the opportunity to enrol their staff for training in any of our short courses on the basis of ten people attending as a minimum requirement.