Diploma in Agricultural Pest Control - Level 4

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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£56 inc VAT (was £499)
Offer ends 15 November 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
200 Hours
Access to content
365 Days
16 CPD points / hours
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Pest control is very crucial in agriculture to protect crops from pests and to increase food production. However, a proper pest control administration requires extensive knowledge and skills, and this Diploma in Agricultural Pest Control – Level 4 has been developed to equip you with just that. This comprehensive course will sizably educate you on pest control and pest controlling activities to help you kick start a successful career in agriculture or to level up your career within the industry.

This Ofqual regulated course will first lay the fundamentals of pest control and pesticide controls. You will explore the common pesticide application methods to properly administer them in crops and harvest, followed by modules that will disclose the various safety and health measures that has to be practiced while implementing pest control in agriculture.

This course is a wonderful opportunity for you to get your hands on the EPA and WPS required training for agriculture. This course will also discuss about beneficial insect identification to further enhance your knowledge on pest control. By the end of this course, you will possess all what it takes to properly administer pest control for your agricultural crops.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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What Will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of pest control.
  • Learn about pesticide controls.
  • Learn about the agricultural pesticide application.
  • Gain insight into common pesticide applications and methods.
  • Have an understanding on the safety and health measures that has to be practiced while incorporating pest control in agriculture.
  • Insight into EPA and WPS required training.
  • Learn about beneficial insect identification.
  • Understand about pests such as honey bees, Africanised honey bees, wasps, cotton insects and other common crop insects and how to control them.


  1. Pesticide Fundamentals Introduction
  2. Agricultural Pesticide Application Information
  3. Common Pesticide Applications And Methods
  4. Epa Required Training Citation Section
  5. Ppe, Safety And Health Section
  6. Wps Required Training Section
  7. Beneficial Insect Identification
  8. Honey Bee Detailed Section
  9. Africanized Honey Bee Section
  10. Modern European Bee Hive Section
  11. Bee Control Section
  12. Bee-Related Inspections Section
  13. Wasp Identification Section
  14. Common Crop Insects And Pesticide Controls
  15. Cotton Insect And Related Pest Identification
  16. 1 Node Ant Identification And Control Section
  17. 2 Node Ant Identification And Control Section

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Agricultural Pest Control - Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04870

Awarding Body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Farmers
  • Other professionals related to agricultural pest control
  • Anyone willing to learn more about agricultural pest control


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Farmers – £8.57 per hour
  • Farm Workers – £8.39 per hour
  • Farm Manager – £27,636 per annum
  • Pest Control Technician – £18,743 per annum
  • Agricultural Engineer – £8,99 per hour

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Wilfred Daryl asked:

Is the an extra charge for the certificate, and if it's required how much is it?


Dear Wilfred Thank you very much for your query. No, there are no extra chargers. Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price. The offer ends tomorrow, so hurry up and get the discount as you will receive 24/7 access for 365 days. Regards, Student Support Team.

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