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General Pest Control

QLS Endorsed Level 4 Diploma | Free CPD Accredited PDF Certificate | Unlimited Access for 365 Days

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100 hours
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365 days
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Diploma in General Pest Control at QLS Level 4

This Diploma in General Pest Control at QLS Level 4 (USA Standards) will thoroughly educate the interested parties on general pest control and the proper way to administer it. All the general pest control information such as pest and infestation identification and various pest control methods will be relayed amply through this course, making this a great foundation course to get into or progress in the pest control industry or to simply be aware of pest control in general.

This course will help you comprehend about pest control and the importance of pest control in agriculture, pest control and residences, provided you have a qualification at level 3 or above in a related disciple. You will also get to learn about the different pests such as bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, ticks and spiders, followed by modules that will teach you about common pesticide application, agricultural pesticide application and aerial application. By the end of this course, you will have a significant knowledge on general pest control to make a career out of it or to enhance your knowledge on its application.

**This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website**

Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards

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What Will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of pest control and the importance of proper pest control.
  • Learn about pests such as bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, ticks and spiders.
  • Gain insight into common pesticide application.
  • Learn about agricultural pesticide application and aerial application.


Module 01 : Pesticide Applicator Observations

Module 02 : Bed Bugs

Module 03 : Ant Section

Module 04 : Cockroach Section

Module 05 : Tick Section

Module 06 : Spider Section

Module 07 : Common Pesticides Application Section

Module 08 : Agricultural Pesticide Application Section

Module 09 : Aerial Application Section

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in General 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.


★★Quality Licence Scheme Certification★★

At the completion of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

✤Certification Fee (Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate) – £26 ONLY!!

★★CPD Accredited Certificate★★

Learners who complete the course successfully will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) – FREE!

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) – £19 ONLY!!

Course Code: QLS-04879

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.

Endorsed by

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Other benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Individuals working in pest control environment
  • Farm Workers
  • Pest Control Technicians
  • Anyone willing to gain knowledge in general pest control


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A 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

Other jobs you can get

  • Pest Control Coordinator
  • Pest Control Advisor

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Ahmed asked:

Hello, I’m an over sea applicant, kindly direct me where I can pay and enroll for this course lovely course.


Dear Ahmed, Thank you for your query. Click on the link above -Click on the option buy this course -Click on, add to basket -Click on proceed checkout -Fill up your details -Place your order Regards, Student Support Team

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Clement asked:

Hello On completion of this course, would i be able to go self employed as a pest control technician and will i be able to purchase poision in uk


Dear Clement, Thank you for your query. Kindly note that you would require an EPP license to be a commercial pest control technician, however the qualification provides knowledge and skills on the subject matter. Please note that a member of the public must provide a valid EPP license and associated photo ID if they wish to buy or receive any of the regulated substances such as poison. Hope this helps. Regards, Student Support Team

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.