African Field Ranger Training Services.

AFRTS offers a comprehensive and intensive Field Ranger training program to all agencies charged with the responsibility for the managing and conserving of wildlife resources in Africa.


AFRTS – A division of the SAWC: Southern African Wildlife College

Tel: +27 (0) 15-7937300 / 7349 / 7342




African Field Ranger Training Services

AFRTS has been endorsed as the training arm of the GRAA and has long served as a preferred training provider for the

SAWC Southern African Wildlife College. These training interventions involved major parks and reserves in the Southern and West African region.



Wise and sustainable management and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, ensuring and maintaining bio diversity.


The AFRTS Training Program:


All of AFRTS training programs, manuals and assessments are conducted under the auspices of THETA (Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Education & Training Authority) on the NQF (National Qualification Framework).


Training within South Africa must conform to the NQF and as such trainers and assessors have undergone the relevant training and development in the application of the NQF standards.



The trainers of AFRTS have been accredited with THETA and is accredited ASSESSORS with SASETA (Safety & Security Sector Education and Training Authority)



AFRTS has developed a unique training program, which has as its basic components:


A Field Ranger selection process Perform conservation guardianship. (Basic Field Ranger course).

Patrol leadership and instructional skills component.



(Protected Area Security Operations Planning Course)



Specialized Courses:


In-Service training courses Re-training courses Instructor / Trainer Development Clients select components,

which are required for their organization as well as their preferred training locality.


The staff at AFRTS will carry out both mid-course and final assessments. Follow-up inspections are made periodically to ensure that the Field Rangers maintain the standards established according to the African Training Initiative (ATI) of the GRAA and re-training should be conducted on a bi-annual basis if required.