Training & Tuition

John Dowling Falconry Ltd offers courses, training and tuition for all needs and budgets. We offer our services to complete beginners as well as those who may want to advance their current skills.

We also offer specialist training including bird control, how to train your own bird and wild bird recognition.

Our courses can be held over a variety of durations to suit your unique requirements – whether it be a half day, a whole day or even a full week for more in-depth training, suitable for those who may want to go on to fly and hunt with their own bird one day.

Great service, all staff very supportive and helpful both during and after training. Would highly recommend!

Holding Hawk

Raptor Awards

We are an approved centre for the Raptor Award, the only recognised award of its type in the UK.

The award covers all aspects of raptor management, welfare and husbandry, basic training and beyond.

The award is suitable for those:

  • That are new to falconry
  • Who wish to keep their own raptors and/or owls
  • Are experienced keepers/falconers that want an award to evidence a minimum level of competence

Training Provider Network MemberIn order to be successful candidates will be required to provide a range of evidence to show their competence within each of the modules. This can be a mixture of demonstrations, written documents, photographs, video clips, diagrams or verbal discussions. Your allocated mentor will guide you through this process.

A certificate is awarded to successful competent candidates, as proof of your achievement.

Visit the Raptor Awards website for more information.

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