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10 August 2016

BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning.

As well as benefiting from an updated oral exam format the BPCA Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) boasts new samples, new drawings and new case studies; designed to capture the practical knowledge, skills and experience of current and prospective senior pest technicians.

Mandy McCarthy Ward, BPCA Training Manager said,

“We are all very excited about the release of the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management. It has been designed in collaboration with some of the Associations key stakeholders in order to deliver a relevant and up to date assessment of experienced technicians. Those who progress through the exam will be able to demonstrate to employers and clients that they have the knowledge and skills to take control of any pest issue that arises.”

The ATPM exam takes just over 2 hours and comprises of 4 different units; pest identification, health & safety, case study, and a final oral assessment. In line with the existing ATPC, learners must hold an RSPH level 2 in Pest Management or equivalent before taking the new ATPM.

Ahead of the ATPM, BPCA training advises exam candidates to consider taking the association's one-day Insect Identification and Health and Safety courses prior to the ATPM in order to underpin knowledge in pest identification, site and situational impacts, and be able to effectively compile risk assessments.

The first series of ATPM assessments are scheduled for 19th September and 9th November in Derby and Ireland respectively. For more information or to book onto the course visit bpca.org/training, email training@bpca.org.uk or call 01332 225113.

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Source: BPCA.org.uk

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