Study Bushcraft and Wilderness Online.

 This course is great for anyone who desires a career that gives them the opportunity work in the great outdoors.  It is perfect for people who have an interest or are currently working in:

  • Wilderness exploration
  • Orienteering
  • Tour Guides
  • Scout/Guide Leaders
  • Ecotour Business Owners.

This course develops skills in bushcraft, while building an understanding of wilderness skills and an ability to manage the needs of a group of people while in a wilderness area.


Home Studies Course -Learn Wilderness Skills  

Nature-based tourism can be either large-scale or small-scale and is defined by its destination - nature. It is simply tourism taking place in natural areas, particularly in parks and protected areas including all wilderness areas where nature has been conserved such as indigenous lands. There are many types of wilderness areas and activities that can be performed in these locations: wilderness trekking, whale watching, canyoning, bird watching in alpine landscapes, and conservation expeditions. The range of options is diverse and continually evolving.



There are 10 lessons as follows:

  1. Understanding Wilderness Areas
  2. Equipment
  3. Protection from the Elements
  4. Natural Resources
  5. Navigation
  6. Dealing with Emergencies
  7. Camping
  8. Passive LandBased Activities
  9. Water Based Adventure Activities
  10. Active LandBased Adventure Activities

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • To appreciate the scope and implications of ecotourism opportunities in wilderness areas.
  • To be able to prepare for an excursion into a wilderness area
  • To determine appropriate methods of protecting against the elements.
  • To determine different uses for natural resources in the wilderness.
  • To be able to navigate in a wilderness area using a variety of different techniques.
  • To deal with a range of emergencies in a wilderness situation, including developing contingency plans and determining appropriate first aid.
  • Explain campsite establishment and management.
  • Determine appropriate procedures for managing different passive wilderness activities.
  • Determine appropriate procedures for managing different water based wilderness activities.
  • Determine appropriate procedures for managing different active wilderness activities
  • Keep up to date with what's happening in the industry. What are the current trends? Where is there more likely to be work?  Are the current ventures sustainable?
  • Join a networking group to meet people who are working in the Ecotourism industry.
  • Get some experience. Whether paid or unpaid, experience will always make your CV look more impressive and give you some practical knowledge to apply in your interview.


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