The objective of this qualification is to provide an understanding of public health pests and their management. It tulfils the legal requirement relating to the training of pest control technicians as set out in the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986. Whilst not intended exclusively for people working in pest management, candidates who are, or are intending to be, so employed will be better prepared to carry out their professional duties safely, efficiently and humanely. The qualification covers the management of rodents, non-rodent mammals, birds and invertebrates, health and safety and accident prevention, legislation and customer care. Both theoretical and practical aspects of pest management are covered in this qualification, which includes two units devoted to pest management techniques.
The qualification is divided into five units (Vertebrate Pest Management, Invertebrate Pest Management, Health, Safety and Legal Aspects of Pest Management, Techniques for the Management of Vertebrate Pests and Techniques for the Management of Invertebrate Pests).