Course Description

Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3

Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 200 Guided Learning Hours. Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3 at South London College, please review the details below.

Diploma in Pesticide Safety – Level 3 (Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards)

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 (USA Standards) 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 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 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 Global Edulink* 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.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

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

Course Curriculum
01. Pesticide Alert
02. Insecticide Safety Section
03. Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides
04. Terms You Need To Know
05. Pesticide Uses Involved In The Production Of Agricultural Plants
06. Ipm Methods
07. Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment
08. Pesticide Adsorption
09. 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

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

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

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.


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).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

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 a TOTUM discount card
Free Career Support Service
25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
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The Diploma in Pesticide Safety - Level 3 course at South London College is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Course Duration200 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee149
Entry RequirementsLearners 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.
Carear PathFarmers- £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
Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-04484
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35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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