BPCA to host second Pest Management Qualification Framework Consultation next week

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Do pest control qualifications need an overhaul? Happy with what we have and don’t want to see anything change? Whatever your view, we want to hear it!

BPCA is holding a series of online consultation events for anyone in the UK pest management sector, with members and non-members invited to contribute. The next event is taking place on Wednesday, September 7.

BPCA said the outcomes of this review could change the landscape of the pest management industry

Over the last few months BPCA’s training and development manager, Karen Dawes, has been attending BPCA Forums to consult on a project overseen by the Professional Standards Committee, a group of BPCA member volunteers.

The project is reviewing what a modern qualification framework for professional pest technicians might look like.

A professionalised sector has training, qualifications, demonstration of competency and continual professional development at its heart.

Ms Dawes said: “My presentation on this at a recent BPCA digital forum caused quite a stir. While there was a lot of positive feedback, there was a sense that some of what we’re trying to achieve might have been misunderstood.

“I think it’s important that we clear up some of those misconceptions. That’s why we’re holding a series of events for members and non-members to ask us about the project. Your opinion matters.”

About the consultation
This consultation asks:

  • Is change needed?
  • What qualifications might look like?
  • How might pest professionals be assessed?
  • What training is needed in the sector?
  • The benefits new qualifications would bring?; and
  • How might any transition be managed?

Ms Dawes will present the work done to date by the Professional Standards Committee, and invite questions and comments from those attending as contributions into the wider consultation.

The consultation event will take place at 8am on September 7, via Zoom, and will last up to 45 minutes.

To register your place at the event on Wednesday, September 7, click HERE.

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