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Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3

South London College
Course summary
200 hours
149 GBP
Online courses
Next available date: This course is available anytime in anywhere. - Online courses
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Professional Training

Course description

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 – Level 3 will show you exactly how to do it. All you need to enroll in this course is a recognised 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.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that South London College 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 South London College 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.

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

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Farmers
  • Other professionals related to agriculture
  • Anyone willing to learn more about agricultural pesticides

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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-04484

Training Course Content


  1. Pesticide Alert
  2. Insecticide Safety Section
  3. Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides
  4. Terms You Need To Know
  5. Pesticide Uses Involved In The Production Of Agricultural Plants
  6. Ipm Methods
  7. Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment
  8. Pesticide Adsorption
  9. General Pesticide And Herbicide First Aid Section
  10. Common Kinds Of Pesticides And Their Function
  11. Pyrethroids
  12. Neonicotinoids
  13. Hexaflumuron
  14. Diflubenzuron
  15. Pesticide Components
  16. Biopesticides
  17. Antimicrobial Pesticides
  18. Ipm Control Program For Ant Control
  19. Pesticides And Water Quality
  20. Exposure Control Measures
  21. Pesticide Formulations
  22. Handling A Pesticide Emergency
  23. Biocide First Aid
  24. Fungicides
  25. Miticides
  26. Pyrethroids
  27. Rodenticide Formulation Process
  28. Honey Bee Protection
  29. Rinsing Pesticide Containers
  30. Respiratory Protection Section
  31. Aerial Application Section
  32. Integrated Pest Management

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 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.



Continuing Studies

Once you successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Pesticide Safety, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. 

  • 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

About provider

South London College

South London College is a well-established Professional online education provider in the United Kingdom and it aims to meet the employment needs of the youth and people in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. South London College...

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