COURSES & TRAINING TO SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS

1000% Problem Solver

General

We offer the problem solving tips on a daily basis throughout all our courses and training. Obviously the more time you spend on courses with us, the more handy and helpful tips you will learn.

Once you have learnt 300 tips, you will be assessed and if competent you will be issued with the 300% Problem Solver Certificate.

Once you have learnt 600 tips, you will be assessed and if competent you will be issued with the 600% Problem Solver Certificate.

Once you have learnt 1000 tips, you will be assessed and if competent you will be issued with the 1000% Mister / Miss Bush-McGyver Certificate.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Create My Own Destiny à The 1000% Problem Solver

Cost

None

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Biome Guide

General

After you qualified for Nature Guiding on NQF2 level, you will be given workbooks and assignments for each biome to research and complete on your own. You will do it in your own time, and when finished you will hand in all workbooks, assignments and do a written/oral  assessment on each biome.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Biome Guiding National

 Duration

Own time.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF2 (qualified or in process of qualifying)

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Advanced Rifle Handling

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Support Qualificationsà Advanced Rifle Handling

Duration

From Monday morning 10h00 to Friday afternoon 19 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF2 (qualified or in process of qualifying)

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Archaeology & Anthropology, Customs & Traditions and Ethnical Tourism

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Culture Tourism à Archaeology  also for Anthropology also for Customs & Traditions  

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Specialized Tourism à Ethnical Tourism

Duration

Monday morning to the Friday afternoon 12 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL. Limited number of students per course.

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Astronomy

Training Programs

Introductory Astronomy offered in Nature Guiding NQF2 qualification

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited Qualifications à Nature Guiding NQF2

Intermediate Astronomy offered in Nature Guiding NQF4 qualification

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited Qualifications à Nature Guiding NQF4

Advanced Astronomy offered in Advanced Nature Guiding qualification

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Support Qualifications à Nature Guiding NQF2

Astronomy on a more comprehensive theoretical level as in Nature Guiding (NQF2 / NQF4 / Advanced) programs, please look at the Nature Guiding programs for more information.

Southern Night Skies Astronomy Per Season(offers exclusively the opportunity to maximize the number of constellations & stars you can identify and is not a replacement for Astronomy on NQF4 nor Advanced Nature Guiding level):

Summer Night Skies

Autumn Night Skies

Winter Night Skies

Spring Night Skies

A practical assessment is done on the 4th evening (weather depending) and the  TGL Certificate Southern Night Skies Astronomy Per Season: Summer Night Skies( or other season) will be issued.

Duration

Southern Night Skies Astronomy Per Season  - around dark moon phase starting the morning at 10h00 during which we do theory on star maps. The course stretches over 4 days and 4 nights and ends the morning of the 5th day.  

 Astronomy on a more comprehensive theoretical level as in Nature Guiding (NQF2 / NQF4 / Advanced) programs, please look at the Nature Guiding programs for duration.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF2 for entry to any of the Southern Night Skies Astronomy Per Season programs.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL.  Limited number of students per course.

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Basic Field Engineering & Improvisation, Camp Construction & Repairs, Chainsaw Handling, Fencing of Wires for Camps

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Technical à Basic Field Engineering & Improvisation  also for Camp Construction and Repairs also for Chainsaw Handling  

Duration

Monday morning to the Friday afternoon 12 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL. Limited number of students per course.

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Battlefields & Historical Tourism

General

We do theory on South Africa’s early history, which is partially overlapped with our archaeology training. Then we do the early Cape, the Frontier Wars, the Infeqane/Defaqane, South Africa’s 4 Black Napoleons, the Great Trek, Anglo-Zulu War, the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Boer Wars, Union and Disunion, Apartheid and Resistance, and more.

After the theory the student will study in his/her own time to prepare for the written / oral assessment whenever he/she is ready.

A practical tour will be scheduled after the theoretical training.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Culture Tourism à Support Qualifications à Battlefields & History

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Specialized Tourism à Battlefields & Historical Tourism

Duration

Monday morning to the Friday afternoon 12 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for at least the first province.

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Boskos & Fine Dine, Food & Wine, South African Wine Course,              Carcass Dressing and Meat Processing

General

At some stage in your guiding career, you will need to prepare food for the guests. During this course you will work in teams and prepare a 10 day menu as if for guests – the full board with a 3-4 course  Southern African Brunch, a typical German/Austrian Breakfast, English Breakfast, Tea & Scones, a 4-5 course Dinner.

You will learn how to do present the food on the plate - garnishing.  

You will learn how to make your own pasta from Durum flower like an Italian, bake bread, smoke meat,  field dress an animal carcass and process the meat to the best cuts (also the 3 tricky animals - warthog, bushpig and waterbuck) how to mature meat, prepare different types of venison, fish, make various types of sausages , biltong and dry wors.

You will also learn how to prepare meals on and around a camp-fire, in a kettle braai (Weber), in an improvised oven.

We teach you to waiter and do wine-stewarding, as you might need to train staff.

We do the South African Wine Course through the Cape Wine Academy, but at our campus. You will learn how to choose the best wines for the different meals, and we will regularly do wine-tastings to sensitize you to which wines go better with which tastes.

Lastly you will lean to budget and select your ingredients for this menu.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Tourism Generic Qualifications à Boskos & Fine Dine  also for South African Wine Course.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Culture Tourism à Support Qualifications  à Food & Wine  

 For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Technical à Carcass Dressing and Meat Processing  

You will be practically assessed throughout the course, and if competent, issued with the following certificates

Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Boskos & Fine Dine

Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Food & Wine

Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Carcass Dressing & Meat Processing

We will get you ready to write the Cape Wine Academy exam for the South African Wine Course. If you are successful, you will receive your certificate from the Cape Wine Academy.

Duration

Monday morning to the Friday afternoon 19 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Nature Guiding NQF2 or be in process of doing so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL.  Limited number of students per course.

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Bushcraft & Survival Skills, Sharpening Your Senses, Spotlighting Technique

General

These three skills are very important to distinguish you as a true nature person. Through a series of exercises we teach you to develop your senses optimally. With better developed senses, you function on a so much better level in the bush, you observe and hear better and you pick up subtle changes in your surroundings much quicker. It will help you to develop better bush savvy, and also to survive better.

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Support Qualifications  à Bushcraft & Basic Survival Skills also for Sharpening Your Senses also for Spotlighting Technique

You will be practically assessed throughout the course, and when competent, issued with the following certificates

Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Bushcraft & Basic Survival Skills  

Duration

Monday morning to the Friday afternoon 12 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Nature Guiding NQF2 or be in process of doing so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL.  Limited number of students per course.

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Communication Skills, Body Language & Speech Improvement

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Tourism Generic Qualifications à Communication Skills  à Body Language also for Speech Improvement

You will be assessed on the final day of the course, and if competent, issued with the Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Communication Skills.  

Duration

Monday morning to the Saturday afternoon 6 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL

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Culture Guiding NQF4 (Provincial  & National)

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Culture Tourism à Accredited Training à Culture Guiding NQF4 Provincial / National

Duration

Generic to all Culture Guiding training, indifferent if you do only 1 province / more provinces, is Overview of South Africa, Induction and Orientation and The Tourist Guide Training Manual for which you will need to spend from Monday morning 10h00 to Wednesday the next Tuesday late afternoon – 9 days later.

1 Province: If you want to do only 1 province, you will need to stay in addition to the 9 days mentioned above another 3½ days until the Saturday midday, therefore a total of 12½ days.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks.

Provinces 1-3: You will need to stay in addition to the 9 days mentioned above, another 10½ days until the next week Saturday midday, therefore a total of 19½ days.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks. When signed off as competent, you may now progress to the next 3 provinces.

Provinces 4-6 as well as Provinces 7-9:  You don’t need to redo the generic part to all culture guiding again. You only need to do from Monday morning 10h00 to the next week Tuesday late afternoon per each additional 3 provinces, therefore 9 days.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks. When signed off as competent, you may now progress to the next 3 provinces until you are qualified as a National Guide in Culture.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Minimum age of 18 years with Grade 12 or Equivalent Qualification.

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Linguistic Skills

General

In the first 19 months we allow you the opportunity to study 3 languages:

Italian: –   June-July-August-September-October-November 2016

German:- January-February-March-April-May-June 2017

Spanish:-  July-August-September-October-November –mid December 2017

We start off with Italian as it is in our opinion the best Latin language to learn, as it is the easiest to move from Italian to both French and Spanish. Spanish is closest to Portuguese. You will  get 13 months to make Italian your own (in the 2nd 6 months period you learn German which is not related to Italian at all) , then in the last 6 months you learn to speak Spanish (absolutely related to Italian and could be easy to confuse Italian with Spanish)  - the stronger your Italian base you can develop over 13 months, the less the confusion.

In the second 18 months we allow you the opportunity to add 3 more languages to your portfolio or bucket-list :- Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian.  

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Tourism Generic Qualifications à Linguistic Skills

You will be practically assessed on the final day of the course, and if competent, issued with the Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Italian – Basic Level / Intermediate Level .

Similarly when competent for the other languages, you will receive you certificate.

Your attitude and commitment will determine your altitude in acquiring linguistic skills in a language.

Duration

The format of training over a 6 months period per language

Start off in 1st month with 14 days introduction which will equip you to understand its grammar,  pronunciation and we will give you all the structure of your self-training program over the next 10 weeks, you come back for 1 week’s formative assessment, we do follow-up training and give you all the structure for the next 8 weeks self-study. You come back for the 6 days when we round you off for the summative (final) assessment. It would be ideal if you can fit in one of the other TGL training courses in this period, which will allow you time to practice your already acquired language skills as well as to make use of our language laboratory.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL. Limited number of students per course.

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Nature Guiding NQF2

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited  Qualifications à Nature Guiding NQF2

Duration

Monday morning 10h00 to the Friday afternoon 19 days later.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Minimum age of 18 years with Grade 12 or Equivalent Qualification.

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

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Nature Guiding NQF4

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited  Qualifications à Nature Guiding NQF4

Duration

Monday morning 10h00 to the Friday afternoon 26 days later.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Minimum age of 18 years  with Grade 12 or Equivalent Qualification.

You must be signed off as competent on Nature Guiding NQF2 and Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL.

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Nature Guiding - Advanced

General

When you are signed off at competent to this qualification, you will receive the  Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: ADVANCED NATURE GUIDING

For  more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Support  Qualifications à Advanced Advanced Nature Guiding

Duration

Monday morning 10h00 to the Friday afternoon 40 days later.

You will then study in your own time and do assignments & workbooks, and return to our campus when you are ready to do a written as well as practical assessment, as well as hand in assignments and workbooks.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

You must be signed off as competent on Nature Guiding NQF4 already and Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

Preference will be given to TGL students who have done Nature Guiding NQF4 with us.

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Vehicle Maintenance & Metal Work

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Technical  à BVehicle Maintenances also for Metal Work  

You will be practically assessed on the final day of the course, and if competent, issued with the Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Vehicle Maintenance & Metal Work.

Duration

Monday morning to the Saturday afternoon 6 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Minimum age of 18 years  with valid Driver’s Licence (or to be obtained).

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through

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Tourism Entrepreneurship

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Tourism Business à Tourism Entrepreneurship

You will be assessed on the final day of the course, and when competent, issued with the Tour Guiding Leadership Certificate: Tourism Entrepreneurship.

Duration

Monday morning to the Saturday afternoon 6 days later.

Dates & Cost

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Prerequisites

Minimum age of 18 years  with Grade 12 or Equivalent Qualification.

You must be signed off as competent on Culture Guiding NQF4 for the first province or be in the process to do so.

Preference will be given to students who have done other training programs through TGL.

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Tracking using Easy Tracks NQF2

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited  Qualificationsà Tracking NQF2

Dates & Duration

To be scheduled

Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF2 (qualified or in process of qualifying)

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Tracking using Moderately Difficult Tracks NQF4

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited  Qualificationsà Tracking NQF4

Dates & Duration

To be scheduled

Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF2 (qualified or in process of qualifying)

Normally you would need to be qualified for Tracking NQF2, but your skills base in tracking might be sufficient enough to go for Tracking NQF4

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View Potentyially Dangerous Animals during Guiding NQF6

VPDA

General

For more information go to the link COURSES INFORMATION  à Nature Tourism à Accredited  Qualificationsà View Potentially Dangerous Animals  NQF6

Duration & Dates

To be scheduled

Cost

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Prerequisites

Nature Guiding NQF4

 

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