Certified Field Biologist Programme 2020 dates to be announced

Pest NI Certified Field Biologist Programme Approved by NPTA Ireland

In order to ensure that candidates have a wide range of competencies in all areas working within a legislative context (Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland), we have introduced a number of pre-requisite courses we believe are necessary before entering on the final stage of our Field Biologist  Programme.

Our aim is to Educate candidates to an advance level having the necessary  knowledge and skills to produce Expert Reports meeting Pest Industry Standards.

To enter on this programme it is mandatory to hold the following:-

  

  • RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management/ Irish Diploma or equivalent.

  • At least 2 years experience of undertaking Pest Control Inspections or Audits.

  • Pest NI Field Biologist Programme

  • On this Field Biologist Programme candidates will learn how to produce an expert report summarising the evidence seen during an inspection as well as recommendations.

  • Knowledge of legal conformity and non-conformity.

  • Current State of Pest Activity

  • Review of all pest control procedures and Documentation including HACCP  (Pest Control)

  • Compliance Audit in relation to Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, HACCP, Environmental & Pest Risk Assessment in accordance with  Domestic, National and European legislation, approved codes of Practice and British Retail Consortium (BRC) Industry Standards.

  • Trend Analysis and corrective actions.(Food Processing Risk Area Maps).

  • Based on Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems 19011:2011

Stage 1-3 outlined below must be completed before entering on to the final Field Biologist Course. 

 

Candidates are required to submit a Portfolio of at least three inspection audit reports demonstrating practical experience of  Inspection and Quality of Reports for Food Manufacturing, Retail outlets and Warehouses etc. Candidates will be Supported & guided throughout. Report guidelines will be provided when joining at the beginning of the programme.

Access to online pre learning will be provided 4 weeks in advance of the start of the programme.

STAGE 1

RSPH Level 3 Award in Health and Safety for Supervisors in the Workplace

2 day course with course literature, Multiple Choice Exam, food and refreshments.

 

Exam will be 1.5 hours long consisting of 45 Multiple Choice Questions.

On completion Candidates will receive an Ofqual Level 3 RSPH Qualification.

STAGE 2

RSPH Level 3 (Intermediate)in HACCP  

2 day course with course literature, Multiple Choice Exam, food and refreshments.

 

 

Exam will be 1.5 hours long consisting of 45 Multiple Choice Questions.

On completion Candidates will receive an Ofqual Level 3 RSPH Qualification.

 

                

STAGE 3

Completing Environmental Risk Assessments 

Final STAGE     

Field Biologist Course and Exam 

(It is mandatory to complete stages 1-3 before being accepted on the Field Biologist Course)

Written Exam  3.5 hours consisting of Pest Identification (1 hour) followed by a number of realistic scenarios with 10 questions (2.5 hours).

 

1 day course food and refreshments. (No Exam)

 

On completion of the Field Biologist Course and Exam alongside submission of portfolio of 3 Reports the Candidate will be issued a Pest NI- Certified Field Biologist Certificate.

 

You can reserve your place on the Field Biologist Programme here for Free (Please take a note of all training dates). Payment is only required a few weeks before start of each stage. 

RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THIS PROGRAME HERE!

NPTA Members get 5% Off this programme

 

On successful completion of this Programme it will allow Candidates to conduct Professional Independent Field Biologist Audit Inspections & Reports, satisfying client customer service requirements.

Get in Touch

Pest NI

Unit 19,

58 Greystone Road

Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT41 1JZ

ROI +44 28 9433 7035

NI   028 9433 7035

info@pestni.com

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