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Introduction to Pest Management

Introduction to Pest Management
Our online learning portal allows you to study at a location and time to suit you, so that when you are ready, you can take the RSPH/ BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam.

Why Choose this Course
You will have access to study materials online 24 hours a day until you take your exam. You will have access to the specimen exam papers, to allow you to practice a paper. You can study health and safety, invertebrates and vertebrates in any order and as often as you wish. You have up to 12 months to read, take notes and digest your course information. You will have access to mini quizzes through out and at the end of your learning to help you check you progress

What you'll study

You'll study the biology and behaviour of the main invertebrates and vertebrates relevant to the Level 2 Award in Pest Management syllabus and you will learn the most up to date information on control techniques, legislation and pesticides. Learning is delivered in accessible ‘bite-size' chunks.

You'll cover:

  • Introduction 
    • Terms and Conditions
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Level 2 in Pest Management Syllabus
    • Level 2 in Pest Management specimen papers
  • Health and Safety Legislation
    • Health and Safety and Legislation
    • Documents
    • Pesticides
    • PPE
  • Invertebrates
    • Biology
    • Control
    • Cockroaches
    • Flies
    • Biting insects
    • Social insects
    • Household Insects
    • Stored Product insects
  • Vertebrates
    • Rodents
    • Other Mammal pests




There are no prerequisites for this course. It is recommended that you have pest control experience before studying this course. Please note this course covers theoretical information.

Follow on courses

For practical skills you may wish to study the classroom based courses Practical Equipment Usage for Insect Control and Practical Vertebrate Trapping for Urban Pest Controllers.

More information

Our online learning portal contains the information you need to take the RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam*

*Please note: the exam is separate to the online learning course and will require you to book and attend a UK exam venue to physically take the exam paper. Additional costs for the exam will be incurred.

Modules can be purchased individually or as a complete package of three, with access to your learning material for up to one year from purchase. We would recommend you spend a minimum of 60 hours of learning in total, but this will depend on you.  If you receive this online learning course as part of a classroom course, the online learning course will expire on the last day of the classroom course.

You can book and take the RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam once you have studied the online modules and are ready to take the exam. Please note: there is an additional cost to book the exam.

Access the BPCA Online Learning package.



All Modules:

  • Non-Member price - £450+vat 
  • Members price - £300+vat 

Individual Modules:

  • Non-Member price - £150+vat
  • Member price - £100+vat


For more information about online learning please call our Training team on +44(0) 1332 225 113, or email

To order individual or the full three modules please download and complete a booking form.


Cancellations and refunds:

Refunds will only be given if the online learning account has not been accessed.

  From purchase date

  Cancellation Charge

  Less than 7 working days

  No charge

  More than 7 working days

  100% of course fee