Level 2 award in Identification of Invasive & Injurious Species Qualification
Our qualification recognises the standard of your knowledge by rewarding you with an accredited and nationally recognised certificate.
Overview in brief
Since 2015, anyone buying a pesticide authorised for professional use must obey a key legal requirement.
The law demands that the pesticide will be used either by the holder of a relevant certificate or by a person working under the direct supervision of someone who holds one.
That’s where our qualification comes in.
It’s been developed in direct response to that legal requirement for pesticide use.
The finer details
Our qualification is available for learners aged 16+.
Our qualification encourages you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to develop your career in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species.
Walk away with an enhanced ability to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace, reducing unnecessary risks to yourself and others.
It’s designed with those for those with little experience and vast experience in mind.
Who should attend?
Our qualification is suitable for those entering work, those who have established themselves in a role and those working at technician/supervisory/management levels.
What will be covered?
Our qualification assesses your knowledge and understanding of:
- The terms native and non-native species
- The threat posed by invasive species
- The identification of invasive plant species
- The term injurious species
- The identification of injurious plant species
- The identification of injurious species of insect
- The actions to take when injurious species are identified and if people are affected by them
- The legislative requirements, Code of Practice and Industry Guidance relating to the control of Japanese Knotweed
- The impact of Japanese Knotweed
- The identification of Japanese Knotweed and the plants which are commonly mistaken for Japanese Knotweed
- The recommended methods to control Japanese Knotweed in different situations
- The requirement to monitor and further treat any subsequent regeneration
- The records which must be kept when controlling Japanese Knotweed.