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Becoming a Field Biologist

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The Field Biologist is a pivotal role when managing pest control provision within food manufacturing sites or sites audited by third-parties.


A competent Field Biologist will provide technical expertise, manage customers, provide service appraisals and help ensure compliance.

This one-day course will help you to hone the core skills needed to become a successful Field Biologist.

Whether you are looking to move into a Field Biologist position or you are already undertaking the role and wish to gain additional experience or refresh your existing knowledge, this course is for you.

Attending this course will provide you with an understanding of what a Field Biologist does and what is needed to take the Certificated Field Biologist exam.



During the Becoming a Field Biologist programme, you will learn:

1. What makes a good Field Biologist
2. Customer service and communication skills
3. Health and safety and technical aspects
4. Inspection techniques
5. Trending/Analysis
6. Auditing standards
7. Auditing pest control systems
8. Presenting findings
9. Developing action plans
10. Sales opportunities
11. Next steps

After this programme, you may choose to take the Certificated Field Biologist exam.

Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 1 day
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 10.5 
CPD: 8

To be a Certificated Field Biologist, you will need to be a Pest Technician, Technical Inspector or a Field Biologist with at least 2 year's experience, have passed the Level 2 in Pest Management and completed the Advanced Technical in Pest Management programme. 

After completing the Becoming a Field Biologist programme, you may wish to study:


Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Certificated Field Biologist 


Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Level 3 Award in Food Safety
• Level 2 Award in Health and Safety
• Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work




Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This is a one day, classroom-based course.

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




There is no assessment for this course. 

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA certificate of completion.

After this programme, you may choose to take the Certificated Field Biologist exam.



The course fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

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

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





    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225 113