NPTC Level 2 Award

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This course is for those who applies pesticides to control Rats and Mice. It will prepare you to take the City & Guilds NPTC assessment.

Course Outline

  • Legislative requirements and Codes of Practice relating to the use of rodenticides to control rats and mice
  • Relevance of product label information
  • Risks of human contamination and implement emergency procedures
  • How to store and transport rodenticide products safely
  •  How to manage and dispose of surplus rodenticide and waste materials
  • Record keeping requirements
  • How to minimise the risk of environmental contamination and implement emergency procedures
  • Environmental factors relating to application
  • Characteristics of rats and mice and their impact on the environment
  •  Methods of preventative management and control for rats and mice
  • Site surveys
    Application of rodenticide products safely

Equipment Required

  • Note pad and pen
  • Gloves

Course reference: PEP004

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

9:00 - 17:00.


1 day plus a separate assessment day 


£130.00 plus a £116 mandatory exam fee.


Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment plus all the different types of farmland for you to experience here at Plumpton. 

  • Lots of space for you to work in

Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate gives you the opportunity to experience different livestock and arable farming.

  • The latest equipment for you to discover

We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.

  • An extensive range of livestock for you to experience

You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.

  • The perfect environment for you to study

You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.

Future Opportunities

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