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Starting and Managing Your Own Pest Management Business

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Are you considering setting up a business within the pest control industry? If the answer is yes, then this course will provide you with the knowledge to set up a pest control business.


The UK Government has advised against all unnecessary gatherings to help slow the spread of Covid 19. In response to this, BPCA has taken the decision to postpone all open training courses and examinations to the end of May 2020.

 Our first priority to keep everyone safe, including our visitors and staff. We’ll be rescheduling training and examinations when we’re advised by the UK Government it is safe to do so. If you have training exam requirements that are business critical please contact BPCA to discuss further.

 BPCA technical and business support is still available to all BPCA members. Members are encouraged to contact our team for support if they need it.

 If you’re worried about recording CPD points, take a look at our free webinars and our CPD quizzes, which can be taken online. Alternatively, if you’re on BPCA Registered, you can record unstructured CPD points for activities like reading articles, watching videos, personal research and technical discussions over the phone.

 As you will appreciate, the situation is very fluid and these timescales could be extended as further measures are announced. We will, of course, keep you updated regularly.




We will provide you with support to help you identify your market, tell you what you need to do to get your business up and running, and answer any industry or business related questions you may have.

During the Starting and Managing Your Own Pest Management Business programme, you will learn:

1. An introduction to the industry and BPCA
2. Types of company
3. Business names and branding
4. Insurance required
5. Set up costs
6. Qualifications required
7. Equipment required
8. Paperwork and administration
9. Promoting your business
10. Pricing structures

This programme is suitable for everyone who wants to set up their own pest management business.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA certificate of completion.

Level: Foundation (+)
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 1 day
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 7
BASIS Prompt CPD points: 8

After completing the Starting and Managing Your Own Pest Management Business programme, you may wish to study:


Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Practical Insect Control
• Level 2 in Pest Management - General Pest Control
• Practical Vertebrate Trapping


Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Sales Skills
• Customer Service Essentials
• Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work




Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This is a one day, classroom based course.

9.00 am for coffee, 9.30 am start, 4.30 pm finish.




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA certificate of completion.



The course fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £186 £155
Non-members £204 £170

Please note: accommodation is not included in this course.

Cancellation Terms:

Course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

• More than 15 working days prior to course: No charge
• 15 working days or less: 100% of fee




    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225 113