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Training & Development

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A wide range of skills courses with certification and CPD points. Onsite, e-learning and practical workshops

"The strategy is the solution – not the products."

A car gets you from A to B – but you as the driver need to navigate the roads, signs, conditions, etc. A car is nothing without its driver and to be a good driver takes time, competence and above all, understanding what you don’t know!!

Training or development – what’s the difference?


These terms are often used together, but there is a distinction. As a rule of thumb:

Training is to do with learning how to do something specific, relating to a particular task i.e. skill and competence. Training can be as simple as learning how to use a ladder; driving a vehicle or as complex as learning how to be a pilot.

Development is often progressive and has a wider application, giving more practical, work-based understanding along with up to date knowledge and tools to do a task more effectively and professionally. It often involves progression from basic know-how to more advanced or complex understanding. Alternatively, it can be about widening a range of transferable skills such as technical, leadership or commercial.

We aim to deliver high quality, skills and knowledge focused accredited training and certificates, to suit the individual needs of all. Throughout our training we strive to provide reliable information, knowledge and skills, enabling candidates to succeed and businesses to grow. From Pest Control Inductions, pest control technicians, through to field biologists and business owners.

Workshop Training

We offer a full range of courses which can be run at your premises or at our Training Academy in Hampshire.

PestWise can provide a wide range of training from pest awareness session to full RSPH qualifications. We can also deliver food safety and HSE health and safety courses to Level 3.


Online learning courses have developed from just sitting in front of a computer and reading page after page of text.

In partnership with PestWisePRO – learning has become more focused on the key skills and required knowledge – at the point it is required. SMART learning and development is with you as often as your mobile telephone or tablet - there when you need it.

PestWise Blended Learning Workshop Cours
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is the term used to describe the proactive learning and skills development of industry professionals throughout their careers beyond any initial certification requirements.
CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs and best practice practical techniques; all focused towards the enhancement of individual skills and proficiency. It’s also a record of what you experience, documenting your development as a professional.
Engaging in CPD ensures that both workshop and practical qualifications do not become ‘out-dated’ or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ to take into account changes in industry legislation, best practice, health and safety, technical developments in tools and equipment or environmental considerations. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
What are the benefits of CPD?
Continuing Professional Development is essential in helping individuals, organisations or entire industries to keep skills and knowledge up to date. Providing CPD enables individuals and companies to become a knowledge bank around best practice services.
Accredited CPD
Means the learning activity (course) has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.

Our Courses

PestWise offer a wide range of practical training courses and online e-learning courses on our SkillsPassport Platform. We offer workplace training at your premises or at our well equipped Training Academy in Hampshire.

  • Pest awareness sessions

  • Pest control certificates - including many online pest control courses

  • Insect specific course, including Practical Wasp control, Bed bug control, Flies and electric fly killers (EFKs)

  • Industry Specific Pest Awareness courses, including the food manufacturing industry, food catering industry, food retail industry, facilities management, & the hospitality tourism sector

  • Pest contractor management training

  • Pest Management development and technical auditors (also known as Field Biologist)

  • Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and British Pest Control (BPCA) Level 2 Pest Management awards and certificate (qualifications).

  • CRRU Safe Use of Rodenticides (often referred as Rat Bait License) - Including Rodent Control on Farms

  • Food safety

  • HSE health and safety courses to Level 3.

Why choose PestWise as your training, development and CPD partner:

Our tutors are active pest management consultants and remain active solving problems – we don’t just talk about it.

Independent providers of course content – we are not swayed by products or marketing – just how to the job really well.

With over 30 years of experience, we can service, sell, manage and communicate all matters pest related.  We can also help with social media and business development.

Qualified Health and Safety (NEBOSH) instructors can also help you through the legislative and duty of care operational requirements.

Happy to work with one to one training or welcome you to join our small groups – we don’t train any more that 10 candidates per session – providing more tutor time per person.

Practical facilities allows much of the training to also be put into hands on experience as part of the standard courses.

PestWise, through our training partner Skills Passport are an approved Royal Society of health (RSPH) qualifications and exam centre.

How long courses take and the cost of pest control courses will vary depending on the subject and the level of certification.

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