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. The Raptor Awards logo and certification of courses is your guarantee that what you are taught complies with The International and Occupational Standards for bird of prey welfare.

Note: Only Raptor Awards approved providers teach to the National Standards.

Basic courses:

  1. Keeping birds of prey – aimed at individuals wishing to keep an owl or other bird of prey.  A five module course covering all aspects of bird of prey husbandry.
  2. Training birds of prey – for those who wish to allow their birds to fly freely, returning safely to the glove.

Professional level certificates:

Raptor Awards is developing a number of professional level courses for those who intend to keep birds of prey at an advanced level – in a collection or breeding establishment, or to use birds of prey in a job or commercial context.

  1. Professional Certificate in bird control using Birds of Prey – a level 3 professional award specifically for individuals utilising birds of prey for pest control purposes.  Delivered by a small team of highly experienced professional bird control experts and based on the National Standards.
  2. Further professional certificates in Educational and Display falconry, Rehabilitation and breeding are in development.

Find Courses near you:

All courses are delivered by our independent quality assured network.  Find and contact one of our Instructors / Mentors from the map below