Training Course: An Introduction To The Use Of Hawks For Bird Control

Course: An Introduction To The Use Of Hawks For Bird Control

Venue: The Bird Control Company Head Office, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Date: 22nd & 23rd January, 2020.

Cost: £399 + VAT for the two-day course.

Course Outline

An intensive two-day course designed for those interested in the use of hawks for bird control.  The course is suitable for those new to the industry and also those who wish to expand their knowledge and expertise in this specialist, but fast-growing, field.  The course includes discussions on equipment and techniques, plus practical demonstrations.


BPCA - 12 Points

BASIS PROMPT - 12 Points

The course fee includes course materials, exam costs, refreshments and lunch on both days; accommodation is not included.  Please let us have any special dietary requirements at least 7 working days in advance.

This course is limited to a maximum of six students.

Fees for all courses are payable at time of booking
Cancellation of course within 30 working days or less – no refund given;
Cancellation of course within 31-60 working days – 50% refund.
A VAT receipt will be issued on request.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Why and How to Use Hawks for Bird Control
  • Legal Aspects of Bird Control
  • Selection and Training of Suitable Hawks
  • Equipment
  • Avian Pest Biology, Behaviour and Identification of Pest Species
  • Techniques & Methodologies
  • Current Relevant UK & EU Legislation
  • Permissions and Licences
  • Working on Landfill Sites, in Town Centres, and on Airfields
  • Health & Safety in Bird Control
  • Complementary Methods
  • Surveying & Design
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Record Keeping
  • Animal Welfare
  • Codes of Practice
  • Accreditation & Training

"Our guy found your course unbelievably useful, and I'll be sending another technician on your next course"

             Martin Cobbald
             Managing Director
             Dealey & Associates Ltd.

This is an assessed course.  At the end of the course, delegates will sit an exam which is divided into three sections.  There will be a total of 50 questions in a mix of single line, list and multiple-choice format.

Section A – Biology, Behaviour and Natural History of Avian Pest Species - 15 questions.
Section B – Avian Pest Control Techniques - 20 questions.
Section C – Health & Safety and Legislation - 15 questions.
Time Allowed: 60 minutes.
Pass Mark: 65% overall, with a minimum of 50% in all sections.

The exam process can be adapted, and reasonable adjustments made, for candidates with dyslexia etc.  Advanced notification must be given to our office (minimum 10 working days), and the candidate must be able to provide proof of any learning difficulties.  An additional fee will be payable should a reader and/or scribe be required.

For Further Information
or to book a place on this course, please contact;

Mrs Sarah Kirkland
Office Manager
Tel 01246 591590