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Hands-on Pest Management: An introduction to practical pest management

Are you a new pest controller looking to supplement your theoretical knowledge with some practical skills?


This course is aimed at those who have little or no experience of working in pest control environments.

Take this course if you're looking to gain hands-on understanding of the pest management toolkit, in addition to the knowledge-based training you'll gain in the Level 2 Award in Pest Management qualification. 

The course can be booked either as a stand-alone course or as an added date to the five-day Level 2 Award in Pest Management training course.

If you are booking as part of the five-day course your accommodation will be amended accordingly. 



Upon completion of the one-day course you will have learned:

• Practical safe use of rodenticide
• Where to place bait boxes for effective and safe control
• How to place rodenticide inside a bait box 
• The different types of traps available and when to use them
• How to select equipment for use in the treatment of wasps
• How to identify a range of common pest species
• How to monitor insect usage
• How to change tubes in an EFK
• How to maintain and use a sprayer.

Level: Foundation
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 1 day (10am-6pm)
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD Points: 7
BASIS Prompt points: TBC

While not mandatory, we advise that to get the most out of this course, delegates should take this course alongside the Level Two Award in Pest Management (or equivalent).



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This is a one-day classroom course. 10am to 6pm.

As this is in a classroom environment, candidates will be encouraged to engage in discussions, share experiences and ask questions.

There will be regular breaks throughout the day including lunch.

Slides from the training will NOT be available so please ensure that you have pens and paper to enable you to take your own notes.




There is no assessment for this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Hands-on Pest Management.

If you are on BPCA Registered you will earn 7 CPD points for completing the course.

If you are on Basis Prompt, you will receive TBC CPD points for completing the course.



One-day standalone course

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £180 £150
Non-members £210 £175

Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Add on to residential course

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £234 £195
Non-members £306 £255

Price includes lunch, refreshments and overnight accommodation.  Candidates will have to make their own arrangements for dinner

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.



Paul Westgate BPCA Tutor

Paul Westgate is Managing Director at Veritas Pest Consultancy. He has over 12 years of experience in delivering high-end pest control solutions mainly in the demanding food manufacturing and multiple retail sectors.  His skills and experience within the sector have enabled him to deliver multiple services to the sector including servicing, auditing and training.