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Apprenticeship training course

Pest control technician (level 2)

Identify and get rid of pests like rats, mice and cockroaches.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
£4,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Be able to deal with customer conflict and challenge
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Ensure equality at all times – treat all customers as equals
  • Prioritise your workload and manage customer expectations
  • Correctly identify target pests and non-target species
  • Complete site surveys / inspections to include identifying pests present, entry points and other factors that could attract or sustain pests at the location.
  • Select and use monitoring and control measures most appropriate for a site, adhering to the risk hierarchy when using rodenticides
  • Calculate volumes and areas for specific treatment types and comply with label and personal protection equipment requirements
  • Use chemical and physical pest control devices and tools safely and effectively
  • Abide by regulations and legislation requirements
  • Make and explain appropriate recommendations and risks to customers to aid control and prevent re-infestation – including post treatment procedures
  • Maintain and calibrate application and control equipment
  • Maintain accurate documentation to assist customers with the audit processes and to maintain a log of activity for future reference.
  • Dispose of pest control waste and carcasses adhering to legislation and / or regulation guidelines
  • Be punctual
  • Maintain an appropriate personal appearance
  • Ensure work activity is prioritised and completed correctly
  • Take ownership for keeping your service and product knowledge up to date.
  • Decide on best methods of infestation control and be accountable for decisions made
  • Make decisions in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and company policies
  • Solve problems safely, efficiently and timely
  • Know when and how to seek help

Full information on Pest control technician (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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