Birds of Prey Course

Birds of Prey Certificate Course

Birds of Prey Certificate Course with  2 Week Practical Placement

Course Price:  £339

£175 followed by 3 x £70

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

Course Accreditation

QLS-01934

Birds of Prey Certificate
Level 3

  • This comprehensive Birds of Prey course is for those interested in working or volunteering with Birds of Prey. 
  • It is also an ideal Veterinary Nurse CPD course.
  • The course explores the different types of Birds of Prey and their behaviours, form and function, husbandry, first aid, handling techniques as well as monitoring and rehabilitation.
  • The course also includes information about current legislation and threats facing Birds of Prey.
  • The course includes an optional 2 week practical placement.

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Continued Professional Development

      This course counts for 90 hours CPD


Module 1

Behaviour and Welfare

Module 1 explores the different types of Birds of Prey, including owls, hawks, falcons and eagles.

Learn about natural wild behaviours including: Prey, reproduction, habitat, diurnal & nocturnal.

This module also includes information about current legislation involving wild and captive birds and the threats facing Birds of Prey.


Module 2

Husbandry and Rehabilitation

Learn about basic handling techniques and health checking; including basic structure and function of a bird of prey, nutritional requirements, common diseases, First Aid and how to dealing with casualties.

This module includes information about reporting, monitoring and releasing Birds of Prey.

2 Week Optional Practical Placement 


This is a fantastic opportunity to gain up to 2 weeks hands on experience working alongside falconry experts at a conservation charity and award winning visitor centre in Hampshire OR a large visitor award winning attraction site in Oxfordshire.

Students attending this placement will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of birds of prey. This placement includes gaining skills and knowledge in:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Species identification
  • Food preparation
  • Animal handling (various birds of prey)

Free with this course 2 ebooks - over 600 pages of exclusive content - Volunteering with Animals and Working with Animals, compiled and written by the Animal Jobs Direct team of animal care professionals.


£339

Please contact us if you would like to enrol WITHOUT the practical placement

£175 followed by 3 x £70

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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Contact us  to discuss this Birds of Prey Course 

This two-module course aims to provide an understanding of birds of prey (raptors) in wild and captive situations. The course will enable the student to gain knowledge of different species, behaviour, and welfare concerns. Highlighting the importance of welfare concerns and how to attend to the welfare needs of a beautiful and otherwise wild species, in captivity. This course is relevant for those with some knowledge about birds of prey or for those willing to broaden their expertise in understanding the nature of majestic raptors. We are aware of birds of prey through natural history programmes or those of us lucky enough to observe species such as peregrine falcons soaring above the trees in the wild. The course is aimed at those with an interest in wild birds of prey and conservation or those who may have contact with raptors in captivity. The target of the course is to offer a rounded understanding of the improved welfare of birds of prey in captivity, remaining sympathetic to the Five Welfare Freedoms of raptor birds. The course provides knowledge of the types of raptors surrounding us in the wild and how they behave according to their habitat, prey, and hunting strategies. The learner will gain knowledge of the legalities surrounding birds of prey in the wild and in captivity. Learn how we can promote raptor welfare successfully for future generations to remain and to prevent loss of species in their natural habitats of the wild. 


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