The RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management is a recognised industry-standard qualification required to work as a Pest Control Technician in public health pest control.

As a pest controller, you should ensure you're qualified to at least this level.

Level 2 Award in Pest Management RSPH BPCA courses and exams to study online or in a classroom

You will learn about the main pest species, how to identify infestations and different methods of control.

During the Level 2 Award in Pest Management you will learn:

1. Legislation relevant to public health pest control
2. Storage and transport of pesticides
3. Biology, behaviour and control of rats and mice
4. Control of other vertebrate pests including birds, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, moles and feral cats
5. Public health insect pest biology and control including cockroaches, ants, wasps, flies, biting insects, stored product insects
6. Pesticide application equipment
7. Personal protective equipment
8. Pesticide formulations and active ingredients.

You can download the full RSPH syllabus here. You can view a sample exam paper here. Take a look at the specimen answer guide here.

To study this course with BPCA there are many delivery options, including:

Residential Classroom Programme

A one-week residential course and exam. You will be expected to study the online learning for a minimum of 6 weeks before studying the classroom element Sunday to Friday. Discounts are available if you don't need accommodation. More info >

Online Learning 

You have up to 12 months to study the online learning course. The study takes at least 60 hours. You then book and pay for RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam separately when ready. More info >

Exam-Only Programme

You carry out self-study or study through your employer, then take the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam. More info >

We also run 1-day online classroom refresher courses for the Level 2 Award in Pest Management. You can find 1-day refresher for the Vertebrates module, the invertebrates module, the health safety and legal aspects module and the whole course refresher.

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