Raptor Awards

Raptor Awards

Bird of Prey Courses, Education and training

Falconry Courses from the UK's only quality assured network of specialist instructors.

Falconry and bird of prey courses – from absolute beginner to professional falconer. Theory and practical courses available. Study at home, or take short courses at centres throughout the UK.

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 also administers the International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals (IRBPP)

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Bird of Prey Courses
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Latest News

Coming soon – Animal Licensing Inspections course
Most bird of prey businesses will have undergone an inspection for their AAL license by now. Having received and shared...
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Discounted Courses
Unleash the full potential of Hawks and Owls through our fully certificated online courses. Deepen your understanding of their needs...
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Bird of Prey course success for Charlotte
Seen here receiving her Raptor Awards Certificate, Charlotte Ness is full of praise for the support she received during her...
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Professional Register Launched
A new searchable database of professional falconers is launched. The directory lists Professional Falconers in the UK and elsewhere who...
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New Module released
From April 14th Candidates completing Raptor Awards certification will be able to study a new module "Flying unrestrained birds of...
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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...
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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...
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