Raptor Awards

Raptor Awards

Improving bird of prey welfare through education

The welfare of birds of prey is at the heart of everything we do

Raptor Awards is a not-for-profit expert body serving the Bird of Prey community. We specialise in the development of National and Occupational Standards for Bird of Prey keepers and professionals.

Working with professional falconers, raptor veterinarians and others, Raptor Awards devises and accredits training programmes and courses for all who wish to keep or work with Birds of Prey.

Raptor Awards administers the International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals
Comments Policy
Raptor awards welcomes feedback (both positive and negative) on all matters, and to assist this process we will sometimes enable comments to be added to posts/pages/articles.If you wish to add a public comment, please be...
Bird of Prey Qualifications
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 simply...
Become an Approved Training Provider
Why become an Approved Training Provider? As a network member you will enjoy a full range of benefits that will help you meet the needs of your business and those of your candidates. Member benefits...
New Module released
From April 14th Candidates completing Raptor Awards certification will be able to study a new module "Flying unrestrained birds of prey". This brings the total...
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New instructor/ assessor training day
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 Location: Midlands venue Contact us for further information (application process applies)
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Latest Training Date announced – Animal Activities Licensing
We are pleased to be able to confirm that due to popular demand we have now arranged a further professional training event for businesses facing...
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Animal Licensing Activities Guidance documents
DEFRA has updated the following guidance documents: Selling Animals as Pets here: Guidance for Selling Animals Oct2018 Procedural Guidance for Local Authorities here: Procedural Guidance...
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Pest / bird control and licensing – update.
We are receiving phone calls and queries almost daily from Pest Controllers who use birds of prey for bird deterrence asking if they need to...
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Proud to support Project Lugger
"Raptor Awards is extremely pleased to have been able to support Project Lugger with a donation from our funds this year. Sadly, this delightful little...
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Latest News

New Module released
From April 14th Candidates completing Raptor Awards certification will be able to study a new module "Flying unrestrained birds of...
Read More "New Module released"
New instructor/ assessor training day
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 Location: Midlands venue Contact us for further information (application process applies)
Read More "New instructor/ assessor training day"
Latest Training Date announced – Animal Activities Licensing
We are pleased to be able to confirm that due to popular demand we have now arranged a further professional...
Read More "Latest Training Date announced – Animal Activities Licensing"
Animal Licensing Activities Guidance documents
DEFRA has updated the following guidance documents: Selling Animals as Pets here: Guidance for Selling Animals Oct2018 Procedural Guidance for...
Read More "Animal Licensing Activities Guidance documents"
Pest / bird control and licensing – update.
We are receiving phone calls and queries almost daily from Pest Controllers who use birds of prey for bird deterrence...
Read More "Pest / bird control and licensing – update."
Proud to support Project Lugger
"Raptor Awards is extremely pleased to have been able to support Project Lugger with a donation from our funds this...
Read More "Proud to support Project Lugger"
Animal Activities Licensing – training day announced
After month's of work and direct contact with DEFRA, Raptor Awards is now offering a training day for bird of...
Read More "Animal Activities Licensing – training day announced"
Conference Report Published
We are delighted that the First National Conference of Bird of Prey Professionals was a huge success with over one...
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