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What are pesticides? Pesticides refer to the chemical components used to kill or control pests that hinder productive activities. Pesticide is common in agriculture as pests such as ants, rodents, weeds and cockroaches are known to destroy crops. Pesticide is also common to the public health as mosquitoes, microbes and rodents can carry dangerous diseases. In such cases, once again pesticide is used to kill or control the outbreak. It is important to the public health and agriculture that ensures safety measures are taken when it comes to pest control.
The downside of all this is that too much pesticide can lead to poisoning and is not good for the harvested crop. Pest control officers, farmers and individuals working in agriculture must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to apply pest control measures and use pesticide safely. The Diploma in Pesticide Safety – Level 3 is helpful learners who want to gain insight and awareness on pesticide control and safety, and how to apply safety measures without harming the environment.
The Diploma in Pesticide Safety – Level 3 is designed not just for individuals working in this field but also to raise awareness amongst the general public on excess pesticide and the irreparable damage it can cause if measures are not applied correctly. The course will feature key topics on how pesticides and insecticides can cause pesticide poisoning, signs and symptoms of poisoning and how to seek emergency help in such instances. The course will also cover aspects on worker protection standard requirements, and IPM control programme for ant control.
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.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
What is covered in this course?
- Learn about pesticides and insecticides
- Learn how pesticides or insecticides can enter our body and the routes of exposure
- Understand about pesticide used in production of agricultural plants
- Learn about common kinds of pesticides
- 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 pesticide terminology
- Learn how to handle an emergency in case of pesticide poisoning
- Pesticide Alert
- Insecticide Safety Section
- Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
- Terms You Need to Know
- Pesticide Uses Involved in the Production of Agricultural Plants
- IPM Methods
- Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment
- Pesticide Adsorption
- General Pesticide and Herbicide First Aid Section
- Common Kinds of Pesticides and their Function
- Pesticide Components
- Antimicrobial Pesticides
- IPM Control Program for Ant Control
- Pesticides and Water Quality
- Exposure Control Measures
- Pesticide Formulations
- Handling a Pesticide Emergency
- Biocide First Aid
- Rodenticide Formulation Process
- Honey Bee Protection
- Rinsing Pesticide Containers
- Respiratory Protection Section
- Aerial Application Section
- Integrated Pest Management
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 Pesticide Safety - Level 3 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 03 instalments 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).
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.
While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.
Who is this course for?
- Job seekers
- 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 2 or above in any discipline.
- Farmers- £20,592 per annum
- Farm Workers - £19,615 per annum
- Farm Manager - £27,803 per annum
- Pest Control Technician - £18,743 per annum
- Agricultural Pest Controller
- Agricultural Pest Control Specialist
Other jobs you can get
- Pest Control Technician
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