RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management

RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management has been designed through the collaboration of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) as the entry level qualification for pest controllers. This qualification was produced with the support and endorsement of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA).

The qualification provides the essential knowledge required by the legal requirements relating to the training of pest control operatives as set in the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and 1987 as amended. It is aimed at both existing technicians and individuals looking to enter into the field of pest control. The course, which typically involves 72 hours of study, is divided into three units:

  • Vertebrate Pest Management;
  • Invertebrate Pest Management;
  • Health, Safety and Legal Aspects of Pest Management.

The course is taught over seven days over four weeks culminating in an assessment (usually Friday morning) consisting of three one-hour exams. This gives the trainees time to reflect topics between sessions and we find that learners make better progress when the course is divided into bite size chunks rather than an intensive course. We can also offer practical days out in Suffolk with our technicians, so that you can put this information into practice.

Once obtained, this qualification allows you entry on the BASIS Professional Register of Managers and Pest Technicians (PROMPT) CPD scheme.

Fees

  • The course fee is £600.00 + VAT which includes lunches and refreshments;
  • The RSPH exam fee for 2017 is £115.00 (no VAT);
  • It is also advisable that you have a copy of the British Pest Manual (£115.00 no VAT) or the Killgerm Manual (£99.00 no VAT) as a reference tool, either of which can be purchased from Pest Solution as part of the course.

Upgrading to the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management is a free-standing qualification in its own right, however it can be converted into the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management. Although the Level 2 Award in Pest Management provides the basis of pest control, recent changes in the accreditation system have led to the introduction of the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management.

The Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management consists of the three units of the Level 2 Award in Pest Management and two additional practical units:

  • Techniques for the Management of Vertebrate Pests;
  • Techniques for the Management of Invertebrate Pests.

If you already have the Level 2 Award in Pest Management or the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control and would like to upgrade your qualification to the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management, then Pest Solution offers a one-day conversion course consisting of a refresher session plus the two practical assessments.

BASIS PROMPT CPD points are available for this course. The course and assessment charges are as follows:

  • The course fee is £120.00 + VAT which includes lunches and refreshments;
  • The RSPH exam fee for 2017 is £75.00 (no VAT).

If you have any questions regarding the training courses provided by Pest Solution, talk to our friendly, knowledgeable staff by calling 01284 766362 or freephone 0800 611 8140 or emailing info@pestsolution.co.uk.

Combining an extensive knowledge of pests and a commitment to safe procedures, Pest Solution offers a range of pest control training that you can trust.