Virtual online classroom pest control courses from BPCA

Take a pest management training course from the comfort of your home, office or garden with BPCA's online classroom. All you need is a device and an internet connection and you can join our courses from anywhere in the world. 

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BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new online classroom. 

Unlike webinars, virtual online classrooms mix a live speaker with interactions from learning on a far smaller scale. Strictly limited to 15 learners, you'll be able to ask questions, take polls and talk to other learners.

As in a classroom environment, you'll be encouraged to engage in discussions, share experiences and ask questions.

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What’s in that formulation? - Online Classroom

A pesticide formulation is a mixture of chemicals which effectively controls a pest. Individuals who apply, handle, transport or dispose of pesticides should understand the correct manner in which to deal with them and be confident that it will do the job effectively and safely.

what-in-that-formulation course

This one-day online classroom course aims to provide those involved in the eradication and control of pests, within urban and rural environments, with the knowledge and understanding of different formulation types, their uses and how to employ them safely.



Upon completion of the one-day course, candidates will understand:

  • What’s in that formulation?
  • Insecticide formulations - active materials and formulations
  • Rodenticide formulations - active materials and presentations
  • How to match the right active and the right formulation for the job.

Level: Core
Delivery: Online/virtual classroom only
Duration: One day (10am-4pm)
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD Points: 5
BASIS Prompt points: TBC

This course is designed for those involved in the eradication and control of pest within urban and rural environments.

While there isn't a pre-course entry requirement for this programme, you probably get the most out of this course if you already have your Level 2 Award in Pest Management. This BPCA course is open to all.



Virtual classroom training by British Pest Control Association

This is a one-day virtual classroom course. 10am to 1pm.

There will be regular breaks, including one for lunch. 

Virtual classroom programmes have limited places, so you can ask questions and get involved in the training from the comfort of your home or work. The BPCA virtual classroom is accessible via Zoom.

To take part, you need:

  • A computer, laptop or tablet
  • An internet connection.

Smartphones will all so work, however the session is not optimised for very small screens.

This is a training course, not a webinar. Your tutor will be able to see you and you can ask questions face-to-face throughout the session. You tutor will ask you questions to check your understanding, so you’ll need to have your camera and microphone on during the teaching.




There is no assessment for this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in What's in that formulation?

If you are on BPCA Registered you will earn 5 CPD points for completing the course.

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



The online course fee includes access to the course and all handouts. 


  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £115 £95
Non-members £138 £115

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.




Alex has a scientific background and is highly regarded throughout the industry for his detailed knowledge of biology and animal behaviour. His areas of expertise include biology, toxicology (specifically around rodenticides and insecticides) and general research and development.



    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225113