Pesticides & Pest Control Relevant Qualifications

Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Pesticide

City & Guilds

Boom Sprayer (Operator) - PA1 + Either PA2A, PA2C, PA2D or PA2E or PA2

  • PA1 - Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance 

Plus one of the following:

  • PA2 - Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers
  • PA2A - Boom type Hydraulic Nozzle and/or Boom type Rotary Atomiser
  • PA2C - Boom type Twin Fluid Nozzle
  • PA2D - Electro-statically charged
  • PA2E - Boom type fitted with downward air assistance

or

Lantra Awards

Boom Sprayer (Operator)

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

Plus the following:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Vehicle Mounted Boom Sprayer

City & Guilds

Handheld Application (Operator) PA1 + Either PA6A, PA6AW, PA6C or PA6CW or PA6

  • PA1 - Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance 

Plus one of the following:

  • PA6 - Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment
  • PA6A - Hand Held Applicators Hydraulic Nozzle and/or Rotary Atomiser Types 
  • PA6AW - Hand Held Applicators Application to water using Hydraulic Nozzle or Rotary atomiser type sprayers
  • PA6C - Hand Held Applicators Granule Applicator 
  • PA6CW - Hand Held Applicators Application to water using granule applicators

or

Lantra Awards

Handheld Application (Operator)

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

Plus the following:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Hand Held Application

City & Guilds

Granule or Pellet Application (Operator) PA1 + Either PA4G or PA4S or PA4

  • PA1 - Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance 

Plus one of the following:

  • PA4 -  Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pelleted or Granular Pesticides Using Mounted or Trailed Applicators
  • PA4G - Granule Applicator Mounted or Trailed
  • PA4 S - Slug Pellet Applicator Mounted or Trailed

or

Lantra Awards

Granule or Pellet Application (Operator) 

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

Plus the following:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Granular Equipment

City & Guilds

Ecoplug Installation (Operator) PA1 + PA6PP
  • PA1 - Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance
Plus the following:
  • PA6PP - Installing Pesticide Plugs in Tree Stumps 
or
 
Lantra Awards 
 
Ecoplug Installation (Operator)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

Plus the following:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Operation of Pesticide Plug
City & Guilds
 
Stem Injection (Operator) PA1 & PA6INJ
  • PA1 - Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance
Plus the following:
  • PA6INJ - Operating Hand held Pesticide Injection Equipment
or
 
Lantra Awards
 
Stem Injection (Operator)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
Plus the following:
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Operation of Hand Held Pesticide Stem Injection Equipment
Property Care Association
 
Invasive Species Technician
  • Qualified Technician for the Identification and Control of Japanese Knotweed
or
 
Lantra Awards
  • Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species  
Property Care Association
 
Invasive Species Surveyor
  • Control and Eradication of Japanese Knotweed Training 
or
 
City & Guilds
 
Invasive Species Surveyor
  • Level 3 Award in Responsible Pesticide Management
Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Pest Control
  • BPCA Level 2 in Pest Management – General Pest Control (GPC)
  • RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management
  • RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management
  • RSPA Level 2 Award in using Aluminum Phosphide Safely for the Management of Vertebrate Pests
  • RSPH Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides
  • Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminum Phosphide Vertebrate Pest Control
  • C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Grey Squirrels
  • C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats and Mice
  • C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control
  • C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Traps for Vertebrate Pest Control
  • BPCA Level 3 Award in Safe Use of Fumigants for the Management of Invertebrate Pests
  • RSPH Level 3 Award in Safe Use of Fumigants for the Management of Invertebrate Pests
  • RSPH Level 3 Award in Pest Management
Trainee Manager (Red)
  • BASIS Foundation Award Amenity (This qualification is for those individuals who need to gain further experience and are working towards the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection – Amenity Horticulture For Field, Sales and Technical Staff (FSTS)).
Level 4 - Pesticides Manager (Black)
  • BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection – Amenity Horticulture For Field, Sales and Technical Staff (FSTS). Provide current evidence of your BASIS Amenity Register membership.
Red Trainee (AQP) Academically Qualified Person - Working towards a relevant Pesticide degree:
  • Pesticide related Degree (proof of enrolment)
(AQP) Academically Qualified Person (White/Yellow)
  • BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection – Amenity Horticulture For Field, Sales and Technical Staff (FSTS)
NOTE: OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If you have a land based related qualification that was awarded outside the UK and is not currently recognised by LISS/CSCS you should contact UK NARIC so that they can review your qualification and determine whether it is comparable to an NVQ, SVQ or other qualification appropriate to your occupation and the LISS/CSCS card you wish to apply for.

To get your qualifications mapped click on the following link: UK NARIC 

If UK NARIC confirms that your qualification is an acceptable alternative to a UK awarded qualification then please send the following information to BALI:

  1. UK NARIC certificate and letter
  2. Your CV detailing your full work history
  3. Copy of your original qualification (preferably translated)
  4. Job title and description of the work you currently carry out on site
  5. Fully completed LISS/CSCS application form

Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Pesticide

Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Pest Control

Trainee Manager (Red)

Level 4 - Pesticides Manager (Black)

(AQP) Academically Qualified Person (White/Yellow)