FULL DAY FALCONRY BASIC TRAINING

The day starts at 10am with an introduction into Falconry and management of Birds of Prey. You will be introduced into feeding, preparation, species suitability, picking up and carrying a Bird of Prey. You will also be show about weight management and why it is used. We also cover Legislation with Falconry. After a light lunch which is included in the course you will spend the rest of the day Flying several different Birds. This is an excellent introduction into Falconry for any individual with a fascination in Birds of Prey. Your day will end at 4pm.

FDFBT - Per Person

Cost £140 per person including a light lunch.

HALF DAY FALCONRY BASIC TRAINING

The training is run in sessions of either 10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm. This is an elaboration to the 1 1/2 hour flying/handling experience. You will learn the introduction to Falconry and Management of Birds of Prey. You will cover some Feeding, Preparation, Species Suitability, picking up and handling a Bird of Prey.

You will cover Weight Management of a Bird of Prey. You will then spend the rest of your time flying several different birds.

Once you have bought your experience voucher, please call 07775625720 to book your date.

Raptor Awards Course

Experiencing being in the company of a Bird of Prey is a fascination for many people and experiencing the thrill of a bird of Prey landing to the fist is next to none. On theses courses you will experience  and learn how hard it is to keep these magnificent Birds of Prey.

The full days start at 10am and finishes at 4pm and half days 10-1pm.  The full days include a light lunch. Your introduction into the world of Falconry will start with looking at your  worksheets and familiarizing yourself with what is required. on the C6-C8 course you will meet the Bird of Prey that will be yours to manage for the duration of the course (but not to take home).

USEFUL INFORMATION

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Please Note: If you wish to do all of the following courses I will provide C1-C8 for £550 + £100 assessment + the two certificates. Certificates will be @ £22 each.

If you wish to do any one module from C1-C5 the cost of the certificate is £22 however, if you wish to do all 5 modules C1-C5 then there will only be one £22 cost for the certificate.

Certificate for C6-C8 is £22.

You can only do C6 – C8 if you have completed all of modules C1-C5

If you are unsure of anything please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact page.

1 1/2 HOUR FLYING LESSON

This is an excellent introduction to the Ancient Art of Falconry, whereby you will experience many species of Birds of Prey. You will learn about their eating habits, and experience the grace, agility, and flying of a selection of Birds of Prey to the glove.

KIDS BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE

Experience handling Birds of Prey including the kids most popular of all the Birds of Prey, the Owl. this will include a Certificate so your child can show his or her friends what they have been up to.

  • Cost £30 per child per 1 hour.
  • One adult spectator is free.
  • At least one adult must attend. (max 3 children at any time, children must be 5 years and over)

FDFBT - Per Spectator

£40 per spectator (lunch not included). Please contact Sharon on the number below to arrange spectators prior to paying. Spectators can be paid for online using the spectator product above.

HFL - Per Person

£55 per person. Max 4 persons per session.

HFL - Per Spectator

£10 per spectator. Please contact Sharon on the number below to arrange spectators prior to paying. Spectators can be paid for online using the spectator product above

C1. Accommodation and Equipment

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to provide suitable facilities (accommodation and equipment) to house a single Bird of Prey. Further specialist knowledge will be required where many birds of prey are kept in collection or where birds of prey are housed for specialist purposes such as breeding.

Accommodation needs of Bird of Prey

Criteria Covered. Legal Requirements, types of accommodation, size, perches, boxes, flooring, cleaning, hygiene, enrichment, water, openings

How to design accommodation to protect the Bird of Prey

Criteria covered. Physical injury, psychological stress, weather, predation, vermin, disease, theft

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a one day course 10-4pm and costs £100 + Certificate

C2. Feeding and Nutrition in Birds of Prey

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an appropriate, adequate and nutritious diet to Birds of Prey in captivity in order to promote health, longevity and well-being. Additional specialist knowledge and skills may be required where birds of prey are regularly flying, being fed off the glove for part of their early life, where they are used for breeding, and in emergency or rehabilitation situations. These are covered in the appropriate specialist standards in other modules.

The Constituents of a healthy diet for Birds of Prey

Criteria covered. Water, energy, protein, vitamins, minerals

Factors affecting dietary requirements and feeding times

Species, Activity levels, climate, suitability and quality of food, sources of food, food prep, hygiene, food presentation, disposal of waste

Consequences of unsafe feeding practices

Recognise unsafe and dangerous food, metabolic diseases, infection, and obesity

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a one day course 10-4pm and costs £100 + certificate

C3. Monitoring and Maintaining Health in Captive Birds of Prey

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor the health of captive birds of prey and to recognise when health or well-being is being compromised

How to monitor health and well-being in captive birds of prey

Criteria covered. Inspection, visual indicators, verbal indicators, physical indicators

How to recognise common diseases and conditions, their causes and symptoms

Criteria covered. Infections, parasites, poisoning, injuries, conditions When to refer to professional assistance Legal constraints, lab tests, specialist avian vets

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a half day course 10-1pm and cost £80 + certificate

C4. Catching, Restraining and Moving a Bird of Prey

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to safely catch, restrain and move a Bird of Prey

Factors to consider as part of the catching plan

Criteria Covered. Reason for catching, species to be caught, risks to operators, environmental risks, injuries

Resources required safely catching, restraining and moving a bird of prey

Criteria covered. Nets, gloves, restraining aids, boxes, anklets

Safe catching techniques

Criteria covered. Use of nets, respiration, timing, stress, techniques

Safe boxing techniques

Criteria covered. Transferring, securing, removing

Moving or transporting a bird of prey

Criteria covered. Feeding, journey, ventilation, temperature, noise, acceleration, management

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a half day course 10-1pm and costs £80 + certificate

C5. Keeping Birds of Prey – Legal aspects and animal welfare bodies (UK)

This course selects key legislation regarding the legal position of Captive Birds of Prey in the UK. It highlights the principle legislation that indicates the knowledge that a bird of prey keeper will need in order to remain compliant. This course also signposts key animal welfare bodies and outlines their role.

The principle legislation covering the keeping of birds of prey

Practical compliance with legislation in the UK

Animal Welfare bodies and their role in ensuring Bird of Prey welfare

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a half day course 10-1pm and costs £80 + certificate

C6. Birds of Prey Species and types and the impact on their training

This course describes the knowledge required to identify Bird of Prey species and types, methods of rearing and the impact that these factors can have on the training and Management of Birds of Prey, the Principle conservation concerns for certain species and related ethical consideration. In doing so, this course also provides the underpinning knowledge that may be used to assist in choosing a suitable Bird of Prey to train and free-flying.

Types of birds of prey

Impact of Birds of Prey types of Training

The method by which captive bred Birds of Prey are reared

The impact that rearing method can have on training and management and future breeding potential

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a half day course 10-1pm and costs £80 + certificate

C7. Furniture and Equipment for Handling Birds of Prey

This course describes the equipment, its proper fitting and use, during the training of Birds of Prey and when allowing them to fly free.

Furniture that may be fitted to a Bird of Prey

Criteria covered. Dangers, anklets, Swivels, Jesses, Bells, Identification,Mounts, Hoods, Welfare, maintenance

Other equipment used during the training and free flying of Birds of Prey

Criteria covered. Gloves, leash, Perches, Creance, Bag, Weighing machine, record sheets, lures, travelling boxes

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a one day course 10-4pm and costs £100 + certificate

C8. Initial Training, Manning and weight management

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to train a previously untrained bird of prey to fly free.

Initial management of an untrained bird of prey

Criteria covered. Factors, tethering, hooding, feeding, weight, weight management techniques, conditions, understanding.

Manning and initial training

Criteria covered. Manning, glove feeding, step ups, recovery,

Flying free and improving fitness

Criteria covered. Flying ground, exercising

On registering for this course you will get a learners login which will give you information on the course and reading references + the worksheet and/or test that will be needed to be completed for this course before a certificate is issued. Certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher course is then required

This course is a two day course 10-4pm and costs £200 + certificate