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LantraLantra Awards

The English School of Falconry has recently become an Approved Admin Point (AAP) for the Lantra award for beginning falconry. Having completed a course Phil and Emma Gooden are now approved assessors for the award.
The Lantra Award is now available in conjunction with our 2 and 5 day falconry courses and our 10 month evening course.

How it started
Lantra Awards and the Hawk Board have together developed and launched an award for the would-be falconers and bird of prey keepers along with Lantra SSC the Sector Skills Council for the Land Based and Environmental Sector, ensuring that it was tailored to all falconry and bird of prey keeping needs.

The award has been developed by Lantra Awards with the assistance of falconers throughout the UK, who have helped to define the body of knowledge and practical skills required. It is a formal award intended for those who are new to falconry, or those who wish to keep raptors and/or owls. The award is approved by the Hawk Board and is administered by Lantra Awards.

What the award consists of
The award assumes that candidates have no previous knowledge or experience and covers all aspects of falconry and keeping birds of prey. The award is granted to those candidates who are able to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant background knowledge, and those practical skills necessary to keep a bird of prey in a healthy and happy condition. The award consists of two units:

Unit 1Bird of Prey Management and Husbandry
Module 1 Housing
Module 2 Hygiene
Module 3 Feeding and food preparation
Module 4 Health
Module 5 Species suitability and legislation

Unit 2 Basic Falconry Techniques
Module 6 Purchasing your first bird
Module 7 Essential equipment
Module 8 Picking up and carrying
Module 9 Feeding and manning
Module 10 Weighing and weight management
Module 11 Flying to the fist

For more information on our courses and the Lantra Award please call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766

 

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Mothers Day afternoon tea with owls

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea with owls - March 6th: 11.30am, 2.00pm or 3.30pm

Treat your mum this mothers day with a gift with a difference, spend some time in the wonderful company of our owls. Spend an hour meeting, handling and flying our beautiful owls. Fall in love with the beautiful Barn Owl, feel the weight of the giant Eagle Owl, come face to face with the Great Grey Owl and more. Experience thier silent flight as they gently glide onto your arm, a truly memorable experience. This will be followed by enjoying tea and a delicous array of cakes. Entry into the bird of prey centre is also included.

£14.00 per person - Please call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766

Afternoon Tea with Owls - March 12th & 13th at 2.00pm

Spend an hour handling and flying our owls, come face to face with many different species, fall in love with the beautiful Barn Owl, experience the silent flight of the graceful Great Grey Owl, feel the weight of the giant Eagle owl, meet our loveable Scops owl and more. This will be followed by tea and a delicous array of cakes. Only £14.00 per person.

We advise you book early to avoid disapointment, call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766.

 

 

 

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