A group of BPCA members set up a Trailblazer Group to look at the development of a general apprentice for pest control. BPCA worked with them to develop the Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship standard and assessment plan which is now published on the Government website.

View it here

Unfortunately, there are no training providers registered to deliver the apprenticeship programme, due in part to the register being closed to new applicants for the majority of 2018.

BPCA is looking at its position in regards to the apprenticeship.

We're currently exploring what BPCA's role is in developing pest management apprenticeships.

The register for training providers is now open, but there is a process for prospective providers to go through before they are formally approved, so it may be a while before training provision is available.

Once there are training providers in place, there will be an option on the to discuss their programmes, delivery formats and costs.

If you're interested in becoming a training provider, contact BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes on karen@bpca.org.uk

The story so far

04 May 2018

THE LOWDOWN: Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship

In May 2015 a group of 14 companies, large and small, approached BPCA for help to create an apprenticeship for pest control technicians. Three years on, Karen Dawes, wraps up where we came from, and where we’re at.

02 November 2017

EDG release apprenticeship End Point Assessment for consultation

BPCA’s Employer Development Group (EDG), responsible for driving the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for professional pest management has today released the End Point Assessment for consultation with the industry.

13 September 2017

Apprenticeships update

BPCA announced earlier this year that it’s Pest Control Employer Development Group (EDG) had produced the Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship Standard ready for submission to the Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme. We caught up with the new Chair o

16 May 2017

May Apprenticeships Update

BPCA’s drive to create the first apprenticeships in pest control has achieved another key milestone.

23 February 2017

New draft of the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard available for comment

A new draft of the proposed Trailblazer apprenticeship standard is now available for download and open for feedback.