Please note: All Raptor Awards Courses comprise both theory – background knowledge and understanding – and a practical assessment of your skills and competence. You can study the theory using the resources and recommended reading materials in this online portal. Your personal learning area and course materials are immediately available as soon as you have registered and paid for your first course.
Keeping Birds of Prey
Designed for anyone who would like to keep a bird of prey or owl. Five modules including: Accommodation, Feeding, Health, catching and restraining, and legislation.
A certificated course comprising knowledge and understanding of the subject plus a practical assessment by a Raptor Awards Approved Instructor/assessor.
Training Birds of Prey
This course is for those who intend to handle their bird of prey or owl and to let it fly free.
This is a follow-on course from Keeping birds of prey.
This course comprises 4 modules as follows: Falconry Furniture and Equipment, Species and types and their characteristics, Initial training, manning and weight management, Flying an unrestrained bird of prey or owl.
To receive your certificate for this course you must demonstrate a sound background knowledge about birds of prey and their training, and also be able to demonstrate your practical skills to a Raptor Awards Approved Instructor/assessor
Study both course at once -Keeping Birds of Prey and Training Birds of Prey.
All 8 modules in one convenient place.
Takes you from the earliest stages of choosing the correct bird of prey for you, right through to releasing it for the first time to fly free and to return safely to your hand.
Module 9 – Stand Alone module
This stand alone module is for candidates who have previously been certificated for modules C1 to C8, and who wish to complete their studies with this module on free flying of birds of prey. It covers all aspects of flying and recalling birds of prey including preparation, fitness training, recall options, transport to and from flying locations and more..
Study at Home Packs
Stuck at home? Want to learn about keeping and training birds of prey? Why not sign up for one of our Study at Home theory courses?
Self-study with email support. Theory Certificates available on completion.
Complete your practical skills assessment at any time in the future for full certification.
Study at home – ‘Keeping birds of prey and owls Part 1 (theory)
All five modules for the course Keeping birds of Prey available in a theory-only format.
Study at home at your own pace with email support if you need help.
Upgrade to the full certificate at any time in the future when you have your practical skills assessed.