Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 200 Guided Learning Hours (200)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 32 Number of Modules 32
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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


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 Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. 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 Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

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.

Why study at Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

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Choose the payment method that best suits you!
  • Full package: A onetime fee of £229.00 can be paid to access this course, which includes the awarding body registration fee and assessments fee.
  • Installment basis: The total price is £238.00, from which an initial fee of £79.00 can be paid to buy the course. The remaining amount can be paid as £159.00 assessment respectively. (Pay in 05 Installments)
  • 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.
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.

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.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04484

Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group who has a long-established reputation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide spectrum of industries. Quality Licence Scheme has over 180 years of combined expertise with a flexible, accessible and innovative approach to meet the needs of learners. Quality Licence Scheme is distinguished by high-quality standards and outstanding customer service. The qualifications are offered to all ages and diverse levels of skills to ensure they meet the standards of organisations in the United Kingdom.

The strategic partnership the Quality Licence Scheme has with the Skills and Education Group aims to create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the broader education and skills sector.

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. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com/career-path-planner is given below.
  • 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
  • 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  TOTUM discount card

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
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Course Curriculum

01. Pesticide Alert
Pesticide Alert
02. Insecticide Safety Section
Insecticide Safety Section
03. Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
04. Terms You Need to Know
Terms You Need to Know
05. Pesticide Uses Involved in the Production of Agricultural Plants
Pesticide Uses Involved in the Production of Agricultural Plants
06. IPM Methods
IPM Methods
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
07. Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment
Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment
08. Pesticide Adsorption
Pesticide Adsorption
09. General Pesticide and Herbicide First Aid Section
General Pesticide and Herbicide First Aid Section
10. Common Kinds of Pesticides and their Function
Common Kinds of Pesticides and their Function
11. Pyrethroids
12. Neonicotinoids
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
13. Hexaflumuron
14. Diflubenzuron
15. Pesticide Components
Pesticide Components
16. Biopesticides
17. Antimicrobial Pesticides
Antimicrobial Pesticides
18. IPM Control Program for Ant Control
IPM Control Program for Ant Control
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Assignment Brief
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19. Pesticides and Water Quality
Pesticides and Water Quality
20. Exposure Control Measures
Exposure Control Measures
21. Pesticide Formulations
Pesticide Formulations
22. Handling a Pesticide Emergency
Handling a Pesticide Emergency
23. Biocide First Aid
Biocide First Aid
24. Fungicides
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
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25. Miticides
26. Pyrethroids
27. Rodenticide Formulation Process
Rodenticide Formulation Process
28. Honey Bee Protection
Honey Bee Protection
29. Rinsing Pesticide Containers
Rinsing Pesticide Containers
30. Respiratory Protection Section
Respiratory Protection Section
31. Aerial Application Section
Aerial Application Section
32. Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Exam Quiz

Students feedback


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    D M

    David Millard

    February 28, 2019
    Diploma in Pesticide Safety

    Understood the best methods which should be used in order to handle pesticides and insecticides effectively.

    A G

    Alan Genner

    February 21, 2019

    One good course and wonderful learning experience. I would recommend this course to anyone interested.

    J B

    Judy Browns

    February 18, 2019
    An excellent course

    An excellent course. This course taught me how pesticides could enter our bodies, and how to be protected from such happenings by abiding with the health and safety standards.

    N H

    Nicholas Holter

    January 15, 2019
    Useful Course

    I was able to gain a high level of knowledge about pesticides and the use of it in agriculture.

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