Rodents

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

Summary / introduction 
This course approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Training and Certification Working Group is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. It is intended to provide a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment. 
This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised certificate that will be a requirement for users from 1 June 2016. 

It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. Whilst guidance is given during the course on the main legislation and its relevance to rodent control, it is essential that those engaged in pest control should keep up to date with changes in legislation that may affect pests or pest control. 

Target audience: 
Our comprehensive training is for anyone who wishes to control rodents in a commercial environment or undertake pest control predominantly in land-based or related industries. 

This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised certificate that is a requirement for users from 1 June 2016. 

Description:
The training will include theory and practical activities during the day and provide you with an understanding of why it is necessary to control rodents, the biology and behaviour of rodents and legislation associated with rodent control. You will understand what information is required when carrying out a survey and the non-chemical methods available to control rodents as well as the current rodenticides and formulations how they work, how to transport them, safe disposal and the importance of completing documentation. 

This training is suitable to anyone new to rodent control or wishing to develop their skills further in rodent control. 

This is an assessed course. On successful completion you will receive a certificate of training from a nationally recognised awarding organisation. 

Anyone wishing to use metallic phosphides (aluminium phosphide) should take The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control training and Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable course members to:- 

  • Use Biocides safely

  • Understand your responsibilities under the law and help you become a safe and competent biocide user

  • Interpret and use product label information

  • Store and transport biocides safely

  • Dispose of biocides and containers safely

  • Record information correctly

  • Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused

  • Identify non-target species

  • Identify the degree and source of an infestation

  • State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rats and mice

  • Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice

  • Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for rats and mice

  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice

  • Understand the effect rodent control can have on the environment and ensure risks to non-target animals are minimised.


COURSE OUTLINE 

  • Legislation that affects Pest Management

  • Common terms for using Biocides

  • Public Health Biocides Product labels

  • Safe Storage and Transport of Biocides

  • Disposal of Biocides and Containers

  • Keeping Biocide Records

  • Specific Legislation and best practice for the management and control of rats and mice

  • Target Pest Species

  • Non-Target Species

  • Site Surveys

  • Evaluate Control Options

  • Control Programmes


Course / product type: Integrated Training & Assessment 

Assessment type: Internal assessment and external verification 

Course / product delivery: Theory and practical based 

Language: English 

Duration: 1 day 

Max number of learners: 8 

 

Domestic Insects

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Domestic Insect Control 

Summary / introduction: 
Insects can be found in nearly all environments and are among the most diverse group of animals on the planet, representing more than half of all known living organisms. 

Target audience: 
Our two day training course in Domestic Insect Control will equip you to provide a commercial pest control service. Once you have successfully completed and passed the course you will receive a certificate of training in Domestic Insect Control. 

If you have further career aspirations in pest control then you could also consider our BPCA/RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control. 

Description: 
If you are interested in working in pest control mainly within the land based or related industries, then once you have successfully carried out our two day integrated training and assessment course in domestic insect control, you will be able to provide a commercial pest control service. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
On completion of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand how insects live, breed and develop and how they fit into the animal kingdom.

  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of insect control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice.

  • Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of the main insects found in and around domestic premises.

  • Understand the way insecticides are applied and the importance of maintaining application equipment to a high standard.

  • Understand the importance of storing, transporting using and disposing of insecticides safely and legally and with due regard to the environment.


COURSE OUTLINE 

  • The biology and behaviour of insects Current insecticides and formulations

  • The biology and control of ants, wasps and bees

  • The biology and control of fleas

  • The biology and control of bed bugs

  • Use and maintenance of application equipment

  • The biology and control of cockroaches

  • The biology and control of domestic flies

  • The biology and control of fabric and food pests

  • Safe storage, transport, use and disposal of insecticides


Course / product type: Integrated Training & Assessment 

Assessment type: Internal assessment and external verification 

Course / product delivery: Theory and practical based 

Language: English 

Duration: 2 Days 

Max number of learners: 8 

 

Aluminium Phosphide

Lantra Awards technical Award in Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

Summary / introduction: 
Our Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control comprehensive training course has been developed in conjunction with industry and RAMPS (UK) to ensure users of Aluminium Phosphide are adequately trained. Aluminium Phosphide is a dangerous compound which used incorrectly can be hazardous to the health and safety of users, the general public and non-target animals, therefore it is essential that people are trained properly in the safe use of aluminium phosphide. 

Target audience: 
Our comprehensive training is aimed at anyone who wishes to control vertebrates using aluminium phosphide in a commercial environment and is suitable for pest control operatives, farmers, gamekeepers and greenkeepers. This training will appeal to people in agriculture, horticulture, conservation, sports management, and related industries where it is necessary to use aluminium phosphide to control vertebrate pests. 

Description: 
The training will provide a full working knowledge of commercial products and application equipment to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to the situation using efficient and safe methods with regard to the environment. On completion of the training you will be able to recognise the symptoms of phosphine poisoning, be able to apply technical and operational controls to avoid exposure, be able to identify target animals and undertake a survey to determine their presence, interpret product labels, know how to apply a treatment safely and effectively and retain appropriate records. The training is ideal for pest control operatives, game keepers, and people working in agriculture, horticulture and conservation. 

On completion of the training you will receive a certificate of attendance providing you with the performance criteria to complete a Lantra Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (licence to practice). This training course attracts 10 Basis CPD points. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Completing the training will provide learners with knowledge and practical experience to store, transport and apply aluminium phosphide against vertebrate pests with minimum risk to themselves, colleagues, the general public and non target animals. 
The course will prepare learners for the Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control. 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Legislation

  • Safety, exposure prevention and first aid

  • Environment and wildlife

  • Label, product container, storage and transportation

  • Application equipment, handling and disposal of excess pesticide and spillages

  • Record keeping.


Course / product type: Training Course 

Assessment type: Training Only (The assessment follows on, on a separate day as below) 

Course / product delivery: Theory and practical based 

Language: English 

Duration: 1 Day 

Max number of learners: 8


 

Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (QCF)

Description: 
On completion of the qualification you will receive a certificate of completion for the Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

Course / product type: Qualification

English qualification level: Level 2

Assessment type: Internal assessment and external verification

Duration: 2 hours approximately

Language: English

 

Rabbits and Moles

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Rabbit and Mole Control - Trapping Techniques 

Summary / introduction: 
Our comprehensive Rabbit and Mole Control- Trapping Techniques course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their skills in controlling rabbits and moles using physical methods. The training will give you the knowledge to be able to plan and carry out rabbit and mole control. It will provide you with a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the specific situation using efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment. 

Target audience: 
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to control rabbits and moles using physical methods either commercially or as an interest. This training will appeal to people in agriculture, horticulture, sports management and related industries where rabbits and moles may pose a nuisance causing damage to crops and turf. 

Description: 
The training will cover the biology of rabbits and moles providing an understanding of the reasons why they need to be controlled, legislation associated with rabbits and moles that you need to be aware of when controlling them, the types of non-chemical methods available to control rabbits and moles and when it would be appropriate to use each method, this will be encompassed with practical activities during the training. The training is suitable to learners new to trapping rabbits and moles or anyone who wishes to develop their skills further in the techniques used to trap rabbits and moles effectively. 

This is an assessed course, on successful completion you will receive a certificate of training from a nationally recognised awarding organisation. Anyone wishing to use metallic phosphides (aluminium phosphide) should take The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control training and Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
On completion of the course you will be able to: 

  • Identify rabbits and moles and the typical symptoms of the damage caused.

  • Identify the degree and source of the infestation for rabbits and moles.

  • State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rabbits and moles.

  • Describe the lifestyles, habit and habitats of rabbits and moles.

  • Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for rabbits and moles.

  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rabbit control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice.

  • Ensure that all control operations safeguard humans, creatures, plants and the environment.


COURSE OUTLINE 

  • The importance and biology of rabbits

  • The importance and biology of moles

  • The legislation associated with rabbit and mole control

  • The use of physical methods in rabbit and mole control


Course / product type: Integrated Training & Assessment 

Assessment type: Internal assessment and external verification 

Course / product delivery: Theory and practical based 

Language: English 

Duration: 0.5 Day 

Max number of learners: 8 

 

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