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QLS Endorsed Level 3 Diploma | Free CPD Accredited PDF Certificate | Unlimited Access for 365 Days

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Study method
Online, self-paced
200 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students


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Diploma in Pesticide Safety at QLS Level 3

We all know that pesticides are used to kill or control pests in residences, agriculture and other productive activities. However, it should also be understood that pesticides are equally harmful for humans and could lead to pesticide poisoning, respiratory difficulties, cancer and in some cases even death. Therefore, pesticides have to be administered with lengthy precautions and this Diploma in Pesticide Safety at QLS Level 3 (USA Standards) will show you exactly how to do it. All you need to enroll in this course is a qualification at level 2 or above in a related disciple.

This informative course will compare between pesticides and insecticides to enlighten you on the ways they can enter the body and the routes of exposure. This course will also discover the various pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants and in public health, after which the course curriculum will guide you on how to handle and administer them in a proper and safe manner.

This course will present the learners with the worker protection standard requirements that has to be followed by each and every individual in agricultural establishments and commercial pesticide handling establishments. You will also get to learn about pesticide poisoning and on how to handle such an emergency, all the while learning the various pesticide terminology that might prove worthwhile in your agricultural, forestry, farming or healthcare career.

**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?

  • 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.


Module 01 : Pesticide Alert

Module 02 : Insecticide Safety Section

Module 03 : Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

Module 04 : Terms You Need to Know

Module 05 : Pesticide Uses Involved in the Production of Agricultural Plants

Module 06 : IPM Methods

Module 07 : Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment

Module 08 : Pesticide Adsorption

Module 09 : General Pesticide and Herbicide First Aid Section

Module 10 : Common Kinds of Pesticides and their Function

Module 11 : Pyrethroids

Module 12 : Neonicotinoids

Module 13 : Hexaflumuron

Module 14 : Diflubenzuron

Module 15 : Pesticide Components

Module 16 : Biopesticides

Module 17 : Antimicrobial Pesticides

Module 18 : IPM Control Program for Ant Control

Module 19 : Pesticides and Water Quality

Module 20 : Exposure Control Measures

Module 21 : Pesticide Formulations

Module 22 : Handling a Pesticide Emergency

Module 23 : Biocide First Aid

Module 24 : Fungicides

Module 25 : Miticides

Module 26 : Pyrethroids

Module 27 : Rodenticide Formulation Process

Module 28 : Honey Bee Protection

Module 29 : Rinsing Pesticide Containers

Module 30 : Respiratory Protection Section

Module 31 : Aerial Application Section

Module 32 : Integrated Pest Management

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.


★★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) – £24 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-04484

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
  • 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 qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • 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
  • Pest Control Advisor

Questions and answers

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Request for your Original Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate (Hardcopy) Certification Fee : £24 ONLY!


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