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Birds of Prey Studies Level 3 Award (RQF)

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Birds of Prey Studies Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key points
  • Learn all about birds of prey species in the UK
  • Explore how to improve the health and welfare of UK birds of prey
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time 
  • Gain 1-day of practical experience
 

About your Qualification 

Over the course of two units, this online Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies examines the range of birds of prey species found in the UK along with their biology and habitats. The qualification covers the threats faced by birds of prey and the legislation and organisations involved in protecting them. 
 
The qualification also covers common diseases, and the basic health and welfare needs of birds of prey along with their nutritional requirements. The qualification looks at situations where birds of prey may require emergency care, their rehabilitation, and the re-release processes.
 
The Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey includes a 1-day of practical experience delivered by an experienced Falconer, in rural Herefordshire at the Wye Valley Falconry. The day provides a wonderful opportunity to gain hands on experience with birds of prey and put the qualification theory into practice. Topics covered during the day will include:
  • Diet
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Exercise/Enrichment - using different species and various forms of equipment.
  • Law
  • Bird of Prey Welfare - trimming talons, coping of the beak and changing equipment (jesses and anklets)
All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!
  

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 
 
The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.
 
What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.
Unit 1: Birds of Prey
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know different birds of prey commonly found in the wild and in captivity.
  • Know the habitats of and threats facing UK birds of prey.
  • Understand the basic biology of birds of prey.
Unit 2: Care and welfare of birds of prey
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Know health care, common diseases and basic welfare needs of birds of prey.
  • Understand nutritional requirements of birds of prey.
  • Know situations when birds of prey may need emergency care and plan for dealing with them.
  • Understand rehabilitation and re-release processes for birds of prey.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over. The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years and students can complete the qualification at their own pace.

 

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies, students must achieve 10 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.
 
When are you assessed?
As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

 

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0139/9).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher-level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Careers

If you are currently working or volunteering with birds of prey and you’d like to top up your knowledge base, then this Award qualification is suitable for you. Alternatively, if you’re simply interested in learning more about UK birds of prey and their care then this qualification will introduce you to these magnificent birds!

Once you have completed this qualification, we have plenty of other wildlife courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

Birds of Prey Studies Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key points
  • Learn all about birds of prey species in the UK
  • Explore how to improve the health and welfare of UK birds of prey
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time 
  • Gain 1-day of practical experience
 

About your Qualification 

Over the course of two units, this online Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies examines the range of birds of prey species found in the UK along with their biology and habitats. The qualification covers the threats faced by birds of prey and the legislation and organisations involved in protecting them. 
 
The qualification also covers common diseases, and the basic health and welfare needs of birds of prey along with their nutritional requirements. The qualification looks at situations where birds of prey may require emergency care, their rehabilitation, and the re-release processes.
 
The Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey includes a 1-day of practical experience delivered by an experienced Falconer, in rural Herefordshire at the Wye Valley Falconry. The day provides a wonderful opportunity to gain hands on experience with birds of prey and put the qualification theory into practice. Topics covered during the day will include:
  • Diet
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Exercise/Enrichment - using different species and various forms of equipment.
  • Law
  • Bird of Prey Welfare - trimming talons, coping of the beak and changing equipment (jesses and anklets)
All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!
  

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 
 
The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.
 
What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: Birds of Prey
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know different birds of prey commonly found in the wild and in captivity.
  • Know the habitats of and threats facing UK birds of prey.
  • Understand the basic biology of birds of prey.
Unit 2: Care and welfare of birds of prey
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Know health care, common diseases and basic welfare needs of birds of prey.
  • Understand nutritional requirements of birds of prey.
  • Know situations when birds of prey may need emergency care and plan for dealing with them.
  • Understand rehabilitation and re-release processes for birds of prey.

Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over. The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years and students can complete the qualification at their own pace.

 

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies, students must achieve 10 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.
 
When are you assessed?
As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

 

Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Birds of Prey Studies, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0139/9).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher-level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Careers

If you are currently working or volunteering with birds of prey and you’d like to top up your knowledge base, then this Award qualification is suitable for you. Alternatively, if you’re simply interested in learning more about UK birds of prey and their care then this qualification will introduce you to these magnificent birds!

Once you have completed this qualification, we have plenty of other wildlife courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

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