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Certificate in Bird Management - Online and traditional classroom

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During this course you will consider bird legislation and what this means to you, how to identify different bird populations and how to proof and control.

The new BPCA Certificate in Bird Management accreditation involves online learning, virtual or classroom training and an online assessment.

When making your booking you will choose a training session format and date that is convenient for you. Once your booking is complete you are ready to start.

Birds can often be a public nuisance however, all birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Thankfully, under certain circumstances, some birds can be controlled.

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Overview

During this course you will consider bird legislation and what this means to you, how to identify different bird populations and how to proof and control. Once you have paid for this course, you will be given access to online learning for 2 weeks before the 1-day classroom course.

You will begin with access to our online learning for a period of 2 weeks.

This will include an overview of:

 • Bird legislation
 • Bird identification, biology and behaviour
 • Bird management and control
 • Proofing techniques
 • Insects and pathogens.

Following the completion of your online learning, you will need to attend your one-day virtual or classroom course.

Virtual training enables you to take the training remotely, still retaining contact with the tutor and other candidates. The classroom training will require you to travel to a pre-determined venue.

In both cases, the training will cover:

 • Reasons for bird management
 • How to complete bird surveys (including bird pressure)
 • How to spot sales opportunities
 • The current bird law and what it means for you
 • Bird biology, bird behaviour and diseases recap
 • Health & Safety (including guano removal)
 • Scaring techniques (including falconry, lasers, distress calls and Eagle Eye
 • Control techniques (including trapping, air rifles plus despatch techniques
 • Proofing techniques (including netting, bird wire, spikes, bird gel, electric systems and solar panel roofing.

Upon completion of the training, and when you are ready, you will then be provided with access to your Certificate in Bird Management examination. This is an online examination which assesses your skills and knowledge.  The assessment is a 30 minute, multiple-choice and scenario-based examination.

If you are successful in the BPCA Certificate in Bird Management exam, you will receive the BPCA Certificate in Bird Management qualification with a certificate.

Level: Core
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Online learning, virtual or classroom training and online assessment
Duration: 3 hours of online learning, 6 hours virtual or classroom training
Additional Study: None
Assessment: Exam
BPCA Registered CPD points: 10
BASIS Prompt points: TBC

While there isn't a pre-course entry requirement for this programme, you may find it useful to study the Foundation Certificate in Pest Management. This BPCA course is open to all.

After completing the Bird Management programme, you may wish to study:

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Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Bed Bug Control
• Level 2 in Pest Management - General Pest Control
• Insect Identification

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Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work
• Starting and Managing Your Own Pest Management Business

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Delivery

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Blended (Online and Classroom) programme

Blended learning delivery

Blended (Online and Classroom) programme

Delivery is through online learning for 2 weeks before a one-day classroom or virtual classroom course.

9 am for coffee, 9.30 am start, 4.30 pm finish.

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Exam-Only programme

Exam-only-delivery

Exam-Only programme

If you already have the required knowledge, you can book straight on to the online BPCA Certificate in Bird Management exam

There are 48 questions, 16 in each of three sections: Biology, Control techniques and Health & safety. In order to pass the assessment, you must correctly answer 11 questions in each section. If you fail any section you will need to re-take the whole examination.

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Assessments

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At the end of the course, you will take the BPCA Certificate in Bird Management examination. 

There are 48 questions, 16 in each of three sections: Biology, Control techniques and Health & safety. In order to pass the assessment, you must correctly answer 12 questions in each section. If you fail any section you will need to re-take the whole examination.

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Fees

Certificate in Bird Management programme

To include, online learning, classroom training (online or physical) and examination.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £186 £155
Non-members £204 £170


Exam-Only programme

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £96 £80
Non-members £120 £100


Please note: accommodation is not included in this course.

Cancellation Terms:

Course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

• More than 15 working days prior to course: No charge
• 15 working days or less: 100% of fee

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    Dates

Dates

    For more information contact BPCA:

    training@bpca.org.uk or 01332 225 113