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Level 2 Pest Management – 5-day residential course and exam

Study for your RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management with a 5-day residential course and 6-weeks’ worth of online learning with BPCA.

Level 2 Pest Management 6-day residential course and exam pest control training with BPCA

Develop the skills and knowledge you require as a public health pest control technician, covering techniques for the management of rats, mice, wasps, flies, bed bugs and more.  

Prepare to be a public health pest control technician with this industry-standard qualification delivered by experts in pest management.

Level Core
Prerequisites Online learning 
Delivery Online-learning, classroom course and exam
Duration Classroom: 5 days
Online learning: 60+ hours
Assessment 3-hour exam (included)
CPD points 27 BPCA Registered
24 Basis Prompt



For the residential course, you will be expected to study the online learning section for at least 6 weeks before studying the classroom elements.

The residential course runs from Sunday to Friday and concludes with the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam on a Friday (included).

This course is residential, however, if you prefer to travel, please state non-residential on your booking form. Please note you will be required to carry out homework each evening.

Programme includes:
• Classroom course
• Exam
• Online learning 
• All course material 
• Accommodation (residential only)
• Lunch
• Refreshments 
• Evening meal (residential only)
• BPM Manual.

Course times

• Arrive Sunday for 2 pm course start
• Each day 8:30 am - 6 pm, with evening work
• Course closes after the exam at approximately 4pm Friday.


You must complete your Online Learning section before attending the classroom course. Online learning is available 6 weeks before the course start. It takes at least 60 hours to complete. Once you pay the full course cost, you can request early access to the online learning.

Please note if early access is requested and subsequently cancelled and you are entitled to a refund, the online learning fee will be deducted from your refund.

Other delivery options



You will learn about the main pest species, how to identify infestations and different methods of control.

During the Level Award 2 in Pest Management 5-day residential programme, you will learn:

1. Legislation relevant to public health pest control
2. Storage and transport of pesticides
3. Biology, behaviour and control of rats and mice
4. Control of other vertebrate pests including birds, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, moles and feral cats
5. Public health insect pest biology and control including cockroaches, ants, wasps, flies, biting insects, stored product insects
6. Pesticide application equipment
7. Personal protective equipment
8. Pesticide formulations and active ingredients.

You can download the full RSPH syllabus here. You can view a sample exam paper here. Take a look at the specimen answer guide here.



The RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management exam is included as part of this programme and you will sit the exam on day 5 of the classroom course.

Regardless of how you study this course, by passing the examination you will achieve the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management.

The examination is made up of 3 papers each relating to public health pest control:  

Unit 1: Vertebrates (15 questions)
Unit 2: Invertebrates (15 questions)
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Legal Aspects (15 questions)

If you are sitting the examination in the standard format, you will have up to 3 hours to complete all three papers.

The examination papers will consist of a mix of multiple-choice and short answer questions around the biology, behaviour and control of rodents, rabbits, squirrels, moles, feral cats, foxes and birds; control of insects (in particular wasps, flies, cockroaches, Pharaohs ants, stored product insects and biting insects), legislation, safe storage and transportation of pesticides, use of application equipment and much more.

You can download the full RSPH syllabus here. You can view a sample exam paper here. Take a look at the specimen answer guide here.



Residential Classroom Programme (with accommodation)

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £1212 £1010
Non-members £1602 £1335
Fast Track* +£180 +£150

The course fee includes tuition, five nights accommodation from Sunday, meals from Sunday evening to Friday lunch, course reference materials and exam entry. You will also have access to the BPCA Online Learning for 6 weeks prior to the course and receive the BPM Manual during the classroom section of the course.

Residential Classroom Programme (without accommodation)

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £964 £803
Non-members £1353 £1128
Fast track* +£180 +£150 

Cancellation terms

Course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

• More than six weeks before the course start date =  £100 (+VAT) deposit and online learning fee (if started early)
• Less than six weeks before the course start date = 100% of fee.

Please Note: A £100+VAT non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking the classroom programme. Final payment must be received 6 weeks before the classroom start date. Course bookings will not be accepted after the 6-week cut off date.


Having completed the BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Control course - the standard can only be described as excellent - which is what attracted me to do the course in the first instances, having reviewed courses provided by others. The course provided by the BPCA is clearly best in class giving participants extensive knowledge to deal with pest issues in the field.

Mervyn Walsh BA(Hons), HDip. EnvMgt, MEHAI, Field Conservation Biologist, Ecologica Pest Control

I did the Level 2 last week at Yarnfield and would just like to say how enjoyable the course was. The venue was excellent and Paul was a fantastic tutor and a natural teacher. I look forward to doing more training with the BPCA in the future.

James Fellows



    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225 113