This course is available at a reduced rate of £180 including VAT to GWCT members, rate for non-members is £240. Please contact us on 01425 651013 if you would like to book at this rate.
This one-day course will allow gamekeepers to control rats using professional rodenticides, including the necessary certification for successful candidates to buy and use them.
Anyone without an appropriate certificate will be restricted to using amateur-pack rodenticides, or will have to rely on traps, shooting and terriers - unless they have an alternative qualification for using aluminium phosphide gas.
The course is approved on behalf of the HSE and meets their requirements for best-practice ‘Stewardship’ to reduce the risk of rodenticide residues getting into non-target wildlife.
Fees will cover the training itself, course literature, the online exam and, if successful, the issue of a certificate for the purchase and use of professional rodenticides
The exam, a one-hour multiple choice/true or false test, has been compiled by BASIS. It should be taken online within 14 days of the receipt of login details.
Some gamekeepers may already have undertaken training for rodenticide use that is compliant with the new rules. Others may prefer to qualify themselves via alternative courses, although Rat Control for Gamekeepers is recommended as the only course specifically developed for the gamekeepers’ needs.