Award in Safe Use of Vertebrate Pest Control (Rats & Mice)


New regulations have been introduced concerning the use of rodenticides.  Anyone buying or using second generation anticoagulants (most rodenticides used in agriculture) now require certification.  Those on farm assured farms will require certification by December 2017; the deadline was June 2016 for others.

These one day courses incorporate theory and practical to enable successful candidates to operate legally when buying and using rodenticides.  These courses will cover:

  • Legislation relating to the use of rodenticides to control rats and mice
  • Product label information
  • Risks of human and environmental contamination
  • Emergency procedures
  • Safe storage and transport
  • Management and disposal of surplus and waste materials
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Site surveys
  • Application of rodenticide products safely


  • Suitable clothing and footwear
  • Gloves

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


Following the course, candidates will be assessed for NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control, Rats and Mice. This test will incorporate a practical assessment and questioning. All tests will take place on separate days.

Key Facts

Minimum Age: Students need to be 19 years or older to enrol on this course

Duration: 1 day (plus additional 1/2 day NPTC assessment)

Venue: Holme Lacy campus/Offsite

Rodent Control (Rats and Mice)

Dates: TBC

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Fee (19+): £270.00 in NPTC assessment

Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide


  • 19th May 2020

Time: 09:30 – 16:30

Cost: £300 including NPTC assessment

Please Note: Course fees are subject to change, please call 0800 032 1986 for the latest details.