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Pest Control Training

Pest Control Training

BPCA leads the way in pest control training. BPCA is known for our independence and quality of delivery. We provide a variety of introductory and specialist training programmes.

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Why study through BPCA?
  • Our training courses and programmes are delivered by recognised industry leaders.
  • We offer established industry qualifications.
  • A choice of an extensive range of training courses and exams.
  • Our programmes are designed to meet industry technical requirements.
  • Impartial and commercially independent, we won't waste your time with a sales pitch.
Why do I need training?

To administer professional pest control services you're required to be professionally trained, and if you're using pesticides, you have a legal obligation, under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR), to be adequately trained and competent. You also have a safety obligation to the environment, other people and non-target species, as well as yourself. By attending BPCA courses pest control technicians will learn how to control pests safely, legally and effectively.


Our Technical Programmes
  Foundation Certificate in Pest Management   Online

  Practical Vertebrate Trapping   Classroom

  Using Rodenticides Safely   Online - Classroom - Exam Only - Exam Included

  Practical Insect Control   Classroom

  Pest Management Without Pesticides [New]

  General Pest Control (GPC) - Level 2 Pest Management   Online - Classroom - Exam Only - Exam Included

  Certificate in Bird Management   Classroom

  Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Management of Vertebrate Pests   Classroom

  Pest Management on Waste Sites   Classroom

  Bed Bug Control   Classroom

  Insect Identification   Classroom

  Safe Use of Firearms for Pest Management [New]

  Advanced Technician in Pest Management   Exam Only

  Becoming a Technical Inspector   Classroom

  Certificated Technical Inspector   Exam Only

  Level 3 Award in Safe use of Fumigants for the Management of Invertebrate Pests   Classroom - Exam Only - Exam Included

  Becoming a Field Biologist   Classroom

  Certificated Field Biologist   Exam Only

Online Learning

Online learning offers you a flexible approach to pest control training.

As an alternative method to classroom training such as the General or Modular Pest Control Courses, our online learning allows you to study at home and in your own time. It covers the syllabus relating to the RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management qualification.

As an added benefit when studying the General and Modular Pest Control Courses, you will also receive free access to our online learning portal to support your preparation before your classroom section of the course begins.

Find out more Online learning through the BPCA.


British Pest Management Manual (BPM)

The BPM Manual, available in A4 and A5, is an extensive reference manual for the management of pests in the UK, and is regarded as the key reference manual for the British pest control industry.

Find out more about the BPM Manual


Starting out in pest control

Are you new to pest control and you’re not sure where to start and what training, qualifications you need?

Find out more about starting out in pest control