Bird of Prey Courses

The Raptor Awards Network of independent, quality assured training providers can help you with basic bird of prey courses as well as more advanced and specialist training. If you are already experienced they can also offer an assessment of your skills leading to certification.

The Raptor Awards certificates are your guarantee that what you are taught or assessed against complies with The International and Occupational Standards for Bird of Prey Welfare. Note: Only Raptor Awards approved providers train or assess to the National Standards.

Basic qualifications available:

Keeping birds of prey

For individuals wishing to keep an owl or other bird of prey.  Five modules cover all aspects of bird of prey husbandry.

Training birds of prey 

For those who wish to allow their birds to fly freely, and train these to return safely to the glove.


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Professional level qualifications available:

Professional Certificate in Bird Control using Birds of Prey

Specifically for individuals using birds of prey for pest control purposes and who are responsible for all aspects of the job from initial site survey, through obtaining correct licenses to delivery of the service.

Delivered by a small team of highly experienced professional bird control experts and based on the National Standards.

Operative Award in Bird Control using Birds of Prey – level 2

Aimed at operatives/ technicians in an employed role.

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