Lessons & LANTRA Courses
Get technical and learn about the ancient art of falconry and how its skills are used to show the birds’ natural behaviour.
We offer group classes, private lessons and courses for the beginner working towards the certificated LANTRA ‘beginning falconry’ award.
More advanced courses on specialist topics are also available for falconers.
Beginning Falconry Award.
The Award provides learners with the opportunity:
- To demonstrate all aspects of bird of prey management and husbandry up to flying a bird to the glove on a line or creance.
- To demonstrate practical skills necessary to keep a bird of prey in a safe and healthy condition.
- To demonstrate an understanding of relevant background knowledge
The Award is divided into 2 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. We will focus on the mandatory units.
Unit 1. Bird 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
Module 6. Purchasing your first bird
Unit 2. Basic Falconry techniques
Module 7. Essential falconry equipment
Module 8. Picking up and carrying
Module 9. Feeding, manning and initial training techniques
Module 10. Weighing & weight management
Module 11. Flying to the fist on a line or creance