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Certificate in Bird Management

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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. Once you have paid for this course, you will be given access to online learning for 2 weeks before the 1 day classroom course.

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.

During the Certificate in Bird Management programme, you will learn:

1. Bird legislation
2. Bird identification, biology & behaviour
3. Why urban control?
4. Population reduction - trapping, narcotics, shooting, food restriction
5. Proofing techniques - scaring, netting, spikes and other techniques
6. Surveying and design

If you are sucessful 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: Blended learning (Online and Classroom)
Duration: approx 10 hours online study and 1-day classroom
Additional Study: None
Assessment: Exam
CPD Points: 20

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
• Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

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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 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 attend one of our exam days and take the BPCA Certificate in Bird Management exam. The exam is one hour long. 

Choose an exam date

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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. This is in three sections:

• Section A: Biology - 15 questions
• Section B: Control Techniques - 15 questions
• Section C: Health/Safety and Legislation - 15 questions

To pass the exam you must achieve an overall pass mark of 65% and over 50% in the Health/Safety and Legislation section. Anyone failing the exam will need to retake the full exam.

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Fees

Blended (Online and Classroom) programme

The course fee includes tuition, lunch and refreshments, course reference materials and exam entry.

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


Exam-Only programme

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £120 £100
Non-members £144 £120 


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