Take the first steps to becoming a game ranger on this amazing 8 week course, working towards the highly regarded FGASA Apprentice Field Guide qualification. Live the life of a trainee game ranger on a lush game reserve, learning all about and participating in animal care, reserve management, game drives and more. If that’s not enough, your classroom is a Big 5 game reserve, with amazing animals at every turn.

Earn Academic Credit Through Volunteering

We are excited to offer a fully accredited Diploma in International Volunteering, allowing you to earn academic credit while engaging in volunteer work with us. This program offers three specialized tracks, each designed to enhance your resume and make a significant impact.

In collaboration with the Centre for Global Citizenship Studies (CGCS), a renowned authority in international development, we have developed three unique, accredited Level 3 International Volunteering Diplomas. These diplomas are exclusively available to Oyster volunteers, providing an exceptional opportunity to combine volunteer experience with academic advancement.

The Level 3 Diploma in International Volunteering is a 41-credit qualification accredited in the UK.

As a general rule, one UK credit equates to 10 hours of work; a 10-credit course unit therefore requires 100 hours of study on average.

As a guide for US students: • 20 CGCS credits = 5 US credits • 41 CGCS credits = 10 US credits

Course information

  • Delivery: Online
  • Length: From 6 weeks to 12 months
  • Hours: +- 6 hours a week at your own pace
  • Price: from £550 




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