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Safe Use of Firearms for Pest Management

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As our society becomes more aware and more conscious of the need to protect ourselves and our environment, we become mindful of the need to use less and fewer pesticides.

 

Integrated pest management systems enable you to utilise other control methods before using pesticides.

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Overview

This 1-day course will start in the classroom and discuss health and safety, legislation and firearms. During the second part of the day, you will work outside on the range with your firearms.

During the Safe Use of Firearms for Pest Management programme, you will learn:

1. Introduction and Aims
2. Safety
3. Firearms Law
4. Rifle Types and Calibres and calibres
5. How a Rifle works and ammunition
6. Zeroing Shooting Positions and supports
7. Basic Rifle Safety
8. Practice
9. Cleaning

During the course, you will use sub 12 ft/lb Air rifles, sub 6 ft/lb FAC-rated Air pistols (provided). If you wish to bring your own rifle you must bring your firearms certificate with you. Shotguns, centrefire or rimfire Rifles will not be used.

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

Level: Core
Prerequisites: 16+
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 1 day
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
CPD Points: 8

While there aren't any pre-course entry requirements, you must be aged 16 or over to take this programme.

After completing the Safe Use of Firearms for Pest Management programme, you may wish to study:

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Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Practical Vertebrate Trapping
• Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for the Management of Vertebrate Pests

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Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

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

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Delivery

Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This is a one day, classroom based course. All study will be achieved during the one day course.

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

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Assessments

certificate-of-completion

There is no assessment for this course.

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

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Fees

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

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    Dates

Dates

    For more information contact BPCA:

    training@bpca.org.uk or 01332 225 113