Pest control night school masterclasses | BPCA

Bite-sized pest management courses for even the busiest pest control professionals. We have a selection of short courses delivered over Zoom in an evening. 

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Prerequisites: None 
Delivery: Online/virtual classroom only
Duration: 1.5 hours
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD Points: 1.5 each
Price: £25 + VAT (multiple booking discounts available, see below)

Rodents sensing a pest problem

Rodents: sensing a pest problem

7–8.30 pm, 3 November 2021

How they use the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, make rodents so successful when living in close proximity to humans. The course looks at how gaining a better understanding of this can help us when looking to control them.

Insect identification NS

Insect identification

7–8.30 pm, 17 November 2021

During this course, we look at 15 of the most common insects, including cockroaches, stored product insects and flies, found in the UK and learn how to quickly identify them.

Labels NS

Labels and the law

7–8.30 pm, 24 November 2021

During the course, we will conduct a breakdown of the label literature and learn how it impacts your treatments.

Labels and the law NS

Forms, Forms, Forms

7–8.30 pm, 1 December 2021

Accurate documentation is an important part of pest control. During this course will look at how to complete a COSHH Assessment and how to complete a Risk Assessment.

Surveys and Environmental Risk Assessment NS

Surveys and Environmental Risk Assessment

7–8.30 pm, 8 December 2021

Understanding environmental risk is key to ensuring legal compliance. Conducting surveys to identify potential risk issues is an important part of pest management. During this course we will look at:
• What to look for when undertaking these types of surveys
• Identification tools for non-targets
• How to build a strategy to mitigate these risks.

How do Pesticides actually work ns

How do Pesticides actually work?

7–8.30 pm, 15 December 2021

Understanding how these chemicals work helps you to understand their potential impacts on non-targets and the environment, enabling you to make more informed decisions about treatment options for specific sites. The course will look individually at both rodenticides and insecticides


Delivered by experts


Alex Wade 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.



Courses bookedMember priceNon-member price
1 £25 + VAT £32.50 + VAT
2 £22.50 + VAT each £30 + VAT each
3 £20 + VAT each £26 + VAT each
4 £18 + VAT each £23 + VAT each
5 £16 + VAT each £21 + VAT each
6 £14.50 + VAT each £19.50 + VAT each

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General Pest Control Course All other programmes
More than six weeks before course start date = no charge except £100+vat deposit and online learning fee if taken early More than 15 working days = no charge
Less than six weeks before course start date = 100% of fee 15 working days or less = 100% of fee

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