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Level 2 Award in the Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for the Management of Vertebrate Pests

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Aluminium Phosphide if not used correctly is extremely dangerous. Anyone wishing to sell or use Aluminium Phosphide to control rats, rabbits, moles will require an accredited certificate in the safe use of Aluminium Phosphide.

The UK Government has advised against all unnecessary gatherings to help slow the spread of Covid 19. In response to this, BPCA has taken the decision to postpone all open training courses and examinations to the end of May 2020.

 Our first priority to keep everyone safe, including our visitors and staff. We’ll be rescheduling training and examinations when we’re advised by the UK Government it is safe to do so. If you have training exam requirements that are business critical please contact BPCA to discuss further.

 BPCA technical and business support is still available to all BPCA members. Members are encouraged to contact our team for support if they need it.

 If you’re worried about recording CPD points, take a look at our free webinars and our CPD quizzes, which can be taken online. Alternatively, if you’re on BPCA Registered, you can record unstructured CPD points for activities like reading articles, watching videos, personal research and technical discussions over the phone.

 As you will appreciate, the situation is very fluid and these timescales could be extended as further measures are announced. We will, of course, keep you updated regularly.

 

This BPCA course is for anyone who will sell or use aluminium phosphide. This training is appropriate for pest controllers, gamekeepers, agriculture, horticulture and conservation.

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Overview

During the Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for the Management of Vertebrate Pests programme, you will learn:

1. Rats, Moles and Rabbit biology and behaviour basics
2. Why Aluminium Phosphide use must be controlled
3. Health and Safety aspects of using Aluminium Phosphide including emergency procedures
4. Legislation
5. Assessments - Risk assessments, COSHH assessments, Environmental assessments
6. Site surveys
7. PPE and RPE requirements
8. Methods of application, post-treatment procedures, storage and transport of Aluminium Phosphide, disposal of waste
9. Record-keeping
10. Written exam and practical assessment

You can Download the RSPH Level 2 Award in Using Aluminium Phosphide Safely for the Management of Vertebrate Pests syllabus or the Download a sample Level 2 exam paper here.

If you are successful in your exam, you will receive the RSPH Level 2 Award in Using Aluminium Phosphide Safely for the Management of Vertebrate Pests qualification. 

Level: Core
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 2 day
Additional Study: None
Assessment: Exam, Portfolio and Practical
BPCA Registered CPD points: 18
BASIS Prompt CPD points: 10

It may be useful if you already hold the Level 2 Award in Pest Management or have sufficient experience to describe the biology of target vertebrate pest species.

After completing the Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for the Management of Vertebrate Pests programme, you may wish to study:

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Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Practical Vertebrate Trapping
• Becoming a Technical Inspector
• Becoming a Field Biologist

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Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Starting and Managing Your Own Business
• Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
•  Level 2 Health and Safety

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Delivery

Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This a two-day classroom-based programme that includes classroom learning, practical work, a written exam and a practical assessment.

Day 1 - Classroom training in the theory and use of Aluminium Phosphide and written exam
Day 2 - Practical assessment

During the 2 day course, you'll sit the RSPH Level 2 Award in Using Aluminium Phosphide Safely for the Management of Vertebrate Pests exam and a practical assessment

Arrive for coffee at 9 am, start at 9:30 am – 4.30 pm, with evening work.

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Assessments

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To achieve the RSPH Level 2 Award in Using Aluminium Phosphide Safely for the Management of Vertebrate Pests  you will have to complete and pass the following assessments:

• Day 1 RSPH written short answer exam.
• Day 2 Prepare portfolio and take the practical assessment.


The 45 minute written examination is open to anyone and consists of 25 written short answer questions.

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Fees

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

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £372 £310
Non-members £438 £365

Resit fee: 

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £120 £100
Non-members £180 £150

 

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