What makes our VPDA course different from others, is that our instructor will be with you literally every step of the way to ensure that at the end of the course you have the required amount of hours of walking in the bush to be able to work in a dangerous game area walking with tourists and guiding them in the bush.

Rifle handling course including knowledge of the FCA Firearm Control Act

Includes unit standards 117705, 119651 and 123519

Candidates need this qualification and must be competent to complete the VPDA course.

This qualification entitles you to apply for a private firearms licence as well as use of a firearm in a business environment.

Included in this course: 


Advanced Rifle Handling

VPDA Course

Conducting a Guided Experience to View Potentially Dangerous Animals.

This unit standard 335797 forms part of the guiding in dangerous game areas programme and is part of the national certificate in guiding at NQF level 4.

This course is for candidates that wish to be able to guide tourists in dangerous game areas on walking safaris.  The course includes advanced rifle handling and the opportunity to log all the hours needed to be fully competent to act as a tourist guide within big 5 game parks and reserves.

Students must hold the NQF level 2 in Nature Field Site Guiding

Included in this course:

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