Diploma in Agricultural Pesticide Awareness - Level 4

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200 Hours
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Pesticides refer to the chemical compounds that are used to control or kill pests that hinder the activities of humans. In agriculture, pesticides are mainly used to kill or control pests that destroy crops or properties such as ants, cockroaches, flies, wasps, rodents, unnecessary weeds and fungi. In public health, pesticides are used to control or kill pests that are carriers of dangerous diseases such as mosquitos, rodents and microbes. Pesticides are important parts of both agriculture and public health that help ensure the quality of harvest and the health of the public.

Too much of pesticide is not good for the crop and can even lead to pesticide poisoning, and at times death. However, farmers and other agricultural personnel must have a thorough knowledge of how to use pesticide effectively, and not cause harm to the environment. The Diploma in Agricultural Pesticide Awareness – Level 4 is helpful for farmers, farm workers and farm managers who want to gain awareness on agricultural pesticide and learn how to avoid harm to the environment and other organisms.

The Diploma in Agricultural Pesticide Awareness – Level 4 will also help the general public to become aware of pesticides and the harm that it can cause leading to irreparable damage. The course will teach learners about pesticides, insecticides and their application. The course will also cover how pesticides and insecticides can enter our body, pesticide poisoning, signs and symptoms and how to seek emergency help in such cases. The course will also walk you through the worker protection standard requirements, Personal protection Equipment (PPE), the pesticide drift and the classes of agricultural insecticides.

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 4 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.

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

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What is covered in this course?

  • Learn about pesticides, insecticides and their application
  • Learn how pesticides or insecticides can enter our body and the routes of exposure
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning and how to seek emergency assistance
  • Learn about the methods and ways to handle pesticides and insecticides effectively
  • Gain insight into worker protection standard requirements
  • Learn about Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Understand the classes of agricultural insecticides
  • Learn about pesticide drift.

Course Curriculum (Type Of Course Material: Text)

Unit 1 Agricultural Pesticide Application

1 Agricultural Pesticide Application

  • New and Required EPA Information
  • 2017 Changes to EPA’s Farm Worker Protection Standard
  • Agricultural Employers Responsibility

2 Four Basic Requirements

2.1 General Duties of WPS

2.2 What Does the Revised WPS Require?

2.3 Who is Covered by the 2015 WPS?

2.4 New WPS Requirements 2015-2018

Unit 2 General Pesticide Information

1 General Pesticide Information

1.1 General Use

1.2 Household Use

2 IPM Methods (Types of Pest Control)

2.1 Specific Insecticides

Unit 3 Routes by which Pesticides can enter the Body

1 Routes by which Pesticides can enter the Body

2 Routes of Exposure

3 Signs and Symptoms of Common Types of Pesticide Poisoning

Unit 4 Emergency Assistance

1 Emergency Assistance

  • Basic Responsibilities
  • Emergency Assistance

Unit 5 Pesticide Drift

1 Pesticide Drift

Unit 6 Pesticide-Formulations

1 Pesticide Formulations, Trade Names and Classes Section

2 Classes of Agricultural Insecticides

2.1 Anti-Feedants

2.2 Borates

2.3 N-Methyl Carbamate Insecticides

2.4 N-Methyl Carbamates Commercial Products

2.5 Neonicotinoids

2.6 Organochlorine Compounds

2.7 Organophosphates

2.8 Carbamates

2.9 Organophosphates and Carbamates Pesticides

2.10 Penta or Pentachlorophenol

2.11 Pyrroles

2.12 Fiproles (or Phenylpyrazoles)

2.13 Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids

Unit 7 Pyrethroids

1 Pyrethroids

2 Permethrin

3 Pyrethroid Common Commercial Products

4 Rotenone

Unit 8 The-Effects-on-the-Environment

1 The Effects on the Environment

2 Adjuvants

Unit 9 Proper-Handling-of-Pesticides-Section

1 Proper Handling of Pesticides Section

2 Insect Growth Regulators

3 Hexaflumuron

4 Diflubenzuron

5 Pyriproxyfen

6 Methoprene

7 Protecting Persons who Maintain Equipment

Unit 10 Worker-Protection-Standard-Requirements-Section

1 Worker Protection Standard Requirements Section

  • Summary of WPS Requirements
  • Understanding the Worker Protection Standard?
  • Does the Worker Protection Standard apply to you?
  • Who Does the WPS Protect?

Unit 11 Pesticide-Handlers

1 Pesticide Handlers

2 Who Is an Agricultural Employer?

3 Special Applications Restrictions in Nurseries and Greenhouses

4 Pesticide Properties of the Environment

5 Pest Control Devices

6 Common Natural Enemies, Pesticide Alternatives

7 Pesticide Alert

8 Recommended Considerations in Evaluating Pesticide Security

Unit 12 PPE-Cleaning-Information

1 PPE Cleaning Information More on PPE in the Next Topic Section

2 Instructions

3 WPS -Central Posting on Large or Non-contiguous Establishments

4 WPS - Basic Information about Central Posting

5 WPS - Information Exchange between Commercial Handlers and Growers

6 General WPS Questions and Answers

7 WPS Required Training

8 Appendix A Criteria for WPS Pesticide Safety Poster

9 Appendix B

10 Prevention, Recognition, and First Aid Treatment of Heat-Related

10.1 Illness

Unit 13 How-to-Comply-With-the-Worker-Protection-Standard

1 How to Comply With the Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides

1.1 The Importance of this Section

1.2 Who Needs this Section?

1.3 This “How to Comply” section of the course will

1.4 Knowledge of Labeling Information

1.5 Label Requirements

1.6 Enforcement

1.7 New Labeling Requirements

Unit 14 Who-Must-Protect-Workers-and-Handlers

1 Who Must Protect Workers and Handlers?

2 What Employers must do for both Workers and Handlers?

3 Subpart E—Requirements for Protection of Agricultural Workers

4 Subpart F—Requirements for Protection of Agricultural Pesticide Handlers

5 2017 Training Requirements and Resources

6 Training Requirements and Resources for 2018 and Beyond

7 Handler Training 2018

8 WPS Requires Providing Decontamination Sites

Unit 15 Decontamination-Supplies

1 Decontamination Supplies

  • Basic Responsibilities
  • Employers of Commercial Pesticide Handlers

2 Emergency Assistance

2.1 Basic Responsibilities

2.2 Emergency Assistance

3 Further Requirements for Employers of Workers

3.1 Notice about Applications

3.1.1 Basic Responsibilities

Unit 16 Early – Entry-Work-Situations

1 Early –Entry Work Situations

  • Basic Responsibilities
  • Further Requirements for Employers of Workers
  • Respirator Storage

2 General Protections for Early-Entry Workers

2.1 Basic Responsibilities

3 Decontamination Supplies for Early-Entry Workers

3.1 Basic Responsibilities

4 Personal Protective Equipment for Early-Entry

4.1 Workers Basic Responsibilities

5 Further Requirements for Employers of Handlers Restrictions during Applications and Monitoring Handlers Basic Requirements

6 Specific Instructions for Handlers

6.1 Basic Responsibilities (See Also Specific Duties Section Below)

7 Further Requirements for Employers of Handlers Equipment Safety

Unit 17 Personal-Protective-Equipment

1 Personal Protective Equipment

2 170.509 Decontamination and Eye Flushing Supplies for Handlers

3 Further Requirements for Employers of Handlers Replacing

3.1 Respirator Filters, Cartridges, or Canisters

4 Protections for Crop Advisors

4.1 Basic Responsibilities

5 Duties for Uncertified/Unlicensed Crop Advisors

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 Pesticide Awareness – 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.

Please Note: Additionally, £179 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


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-04871

Accredited 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 agriculture
  • Anyone willing to learn more about agricultural pesticides


  • 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 Pest Controller
  • Agricultural Pest Control Specialist Agricultural Pest Controller
  • Agricultural Pest Control Specialist

Other jobs you can get

  • Pest Control Technician
  • Pest Control Advisor

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Dear Rodney, Thank you for your query. In order to complete the Diploma in Agricultural Pesticide Awareness – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. £179 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only. Regards, Student Support Team.

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