Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

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Summary / introduction: 
Our Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control qualification has been developed in conjunction with industry and RAMPS (UK) to ensure users of Aluminium Phosphide are adequately trained. Aluminium Phosphide is a dangerous compound which used incorrectly can be hazardous to the health and safety of users, the general public and non-target animals, therefore it is essential that people are trained properly in the safe use of aluminium phosphide. Competence in the activity is assessed through a practical observation and short answer questioning. The Lantra Awards Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control training course underpins this qualification.
Target audience:

The qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to control vertebrates using aluminium phosphide in a commercial environment and is suitable for pest control operatives, farmers, gamekeepers and greenkeepers, and particularly those who have already undertaken training in the area. This qualification will appeal to people in agriculture, horticulture, conservation, sports management, and related industries where it is necessary to use aluminium phosphide to control vertebrate pests.

** Please note that due to recent changes in legislation, learners will be required to hold the relevant equipment which can be purchased at a substantial cost, prior to using Aluminium Phosphide on completion of this course **


The qualification will provide a full working knowledge of commercial products and application equipment to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to the situation using efficient and safe methods with regard to the environment. On completion of the qualification you will be able to recognise the symptoms of phosphine poisoning, be able to apply technical and operational controls to avoid exposure, be able to identify target animals and undertake a survey to determine their presence, interpret product labels, know how to apply a treatment safely and effectively and retain appropriate records. The qualification is ideal for pest control operatives, game keepers, and people working in agriculture, horticulture and conservation. On completion of the qualification you will receive a certificate of completion for the Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

Product objectives: 

Completing the training will provide learners with knowledge and practical experience to store, transport and apply aluminium phosphide against vertebrate pests with minimum risk to themselves, colleagues, the general public and non target animals.

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English qualification level: 
Level 2
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
Guided Learning Hours: 
Pest and Weed Management
Rodent Control