Pest control night school masterclasses | BPCA

Night school is back! After a sold-out first series, we're back by popular demand with some new subjects and the same great pricing. Led by pest expert Alex Wade, Night School courses always receive fantastic feedback and sell out quick!  

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. 

BPCA Night School is back pest control course

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 with huge discounts for multiple-bookings (see below)

Crawling insect bed bug

Control crawling and biting insects masterclass

7–8.30 pm, 9 February 2022

Learn about cockroaches, bed bugs and fleas. The course looks at how we identify these species, their biology, behaviour and tips for control.

Flying insects

Control flying insects masterclass

7–8.30 pm, 23 February 2022

Learn about flies, mosquitoes, wasps and bees. The course looks at how we identify these species, their biology, behaviour and tips for control.

Amazinf pest site folders

Putting together amazing pest site folders

7–8.30 pm, 9 March 2022

What goes in the perfect pest control site folder? We'll go through the types of information you need to include to be compliant with the BPCA as well as what should be considered good practice to add value to your contracts.

Labels and the law NS

Surveys and environmental risk assessments

7–8.30 pm, 23 March 2022

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.

Rodents sensing a pest problem

Rodents: sensing a pest problem

7–8.30 pm, 6 April 2022

Learn how rats and mice use the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. These senses make rodents 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.

Root cause analysis

Root cause and pest professional discussion forum

7–8.30 pm, 20 April 2022

Nothing in pest management is as important as identifying the root cause of infestations. This is a unique opportunity to share any challenges or experiences you've had with your tutor and the group for customised feedback and help creating a plan of action.


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 booked Member price Non-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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Cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by BPCA. Charges will be applied as per the conditions:

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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