AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING
Conservation & Hospitality Management School

Introduction...

World-wide research has revealed that students who are exposed to a blended learning approach outperform students who work in an online only environment. ABT's retention, success and completion rates for our distance learning courses are some of the most highly rated in Africa. Getting the learning mix and balance right is very important!!! AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING (ABT) has chosen to create blended teaching and learning opportunities by going beyond the classroom’ . This is in line with the practices of the best universities globally. We have done this, because at the end of the day, our students’ career success is what matters most’... says Mr. Johann Jurgens - the ABT Principle.

What is I-LEARN ONLINE...

I-LEARN ONLINE is a blended learning division of African Bush Training. The blended learning initiative combines online studies and distance learning, with practical course components and contact training offered on some of the courses.  This offers the ideal study opportunity for our learners as they have the flexibility to study when, where and as they have the time. Unlike other online platforms, I-LEARN ONLINE allows for monitoring of learners, and checking on their progress daily, with weekly progress reports sent to learners or their sponsors/employers/financiers.

I-LEARN ONLINE COURSE OPTIONS:

I-LEARN: FGASA APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE COURSE (Practical included)

Join the FGASA APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE online course and kick start your Field Guiding (FGASA endorsed) career from the comfort of your own home. 

The I-LEARN: FGASA APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE COURSE is run over two Phases and can be completed at the students own pace and time…

  • PHASE 1: I-LEARN ONLINE Theoretical Modules & Assignments

After successful registration for your course  you will receive an email from ABT at least 7 days prior to  the programme due date, providing you with your unique online training schedule and personal access code/ link to enter the ABT online classroom.  

Once you've successfully completed all the required online modules and prescribed assignments  you will be entitled to apply for Phase 2 of the course.

  • PHASE 2: Practical Contact Training, Exam & Summative Assessment (25 Days)

During this component of the course students get the opportunity to really merge with the African wilderness as they discover the magnificence and complexities of the natural world under the professional guidance of our experienced field guide instructors. Based at our unfenced  wilderness camp in the Greater Kruger National Park students also get to experience Africa's Big 5 at close quarters during daily game drives and bush walks....

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Nature Guiding, Geology, Ecology, Astronomy, Weather & Climate, Botany, Mammals, Animal behaviour, Birds & Birding, Freshwater Fish, Reptiles, Arthropods, Conservation Management, Amphibians, Early Human Habitation, And much more...

STUDENT FEE & DURATION:

  • PHASE 1: R 13 500:00
  • PHASE 2: R 26 250:00

TOTAL:  R 39 750:00

I-LEARN: RESERVE MANAGEMENT COURSE (Practical included)

Understanding the fundamental concepts and theories behind managing and looking after a conservation area; and being able to successfully apply these concepts in practice is paramount to the success of any game ranger on a reserve - and that is exactly what this course is all about.

The I-LEARN: WILDLIFE & RESERVE MANAGEMENT COURSE is run over two (2) Phases and can be completed at the students own pace and time….

  • PHASE 1: I-LEARN ONLINE Theoretical Modules & Assignments

After successful registration for your course  you will receive an email from ABT at least 7 days prior to  the programme due date, providing you with your unique online training schedule and personal access code/ link to enter the ABT online classroom.  

Once you've successfully completed all the required online modules and prescribed assignments  you will be entitled to apply for Phase 2 of the course.

  • PHASE 2: Practical Contact Training/Exam & Assessment (14 Days)

During this component of the course students get the opportunity to put newly learned knowledge into practice as they follow in the footsteps of our wildlife management team in the daily running of an active wildlife reserve and experience what it takes to be a ranger learning the principles of responsible conservation management practices.

COURSE CONTENTS:

 Veld Management, Ecological Processes & Principles, Land Degradation, Invader Plants, Bush Encroachment, Road Maintenance, Fire Management,  Game Fencing, Population Control, Game Ranching, Game Capturing,  Animal Diseases,  and much more…

STUDENT FEE & DURATION:

  • PHASE 1: R 8 000:00
  • PHASE 2: R 15 800:00

TOTAL:  R 23 800:00

 I-LEARN: GAME LODGE MANAGEMENT COURSE (Practical included)

Compiled and written in collaboration with STANDARDS CENTRAL - this ground breaking course is the  first of it’s kind and one of the most concise Game Lodge Management learning programmes currently available…

The I-LEARN: GAME LODGE MANAGEMENT  COURSE is run over two (2) Phases and can be completed at the students own pace and time….

  • PHASE 1: I-LEARN ONLINE Theoretical Modules & Assignments

After successful registration for your course  you will receive an email from ABT at least 7 days prior to  the programme due date, providing you with your unique online training schedule and personal access code/ link to enter the ABT online classroom.  

Once you've successfully completed all the required online modules and prescribed assignments  you will be entitled to apply for Phase 2 of the course.

  • PHASE 2: Practical Contact Training/Exam & Assessment (14 Days)

During this component of the course students get the opportunity to put newly learned knowledge into practice as they are introduced to the different departments of a typical safari lodge (Housekeeping, Food Service, Beverage Service, Guest Service, Front-Of-House & Maintenance) and shown the ropes on how to effectively manage a game lodge. 

COURSE CONTENTS:

Housekeeping (Accommodation Service), Porter Service, Food & Beverage Service, Basic Cookery/Kitchen Operations, Front-of-House operations (Reception Service), Preventative Maintenance, Guest Relations/Customer Service, Function Management/Coordination, & Lodge Leadership

STUDENT FEE & DURATION:

  • PHASE 1: R 8 000:00
  • PHASE 2: R 15 800:00

TOTAL:  R 23 800:00


 
 
 
 
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