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Level 2 award in Identification of Invasive & Injurious Species Qualification

Introduction

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.

Identification of Invasive & Injurious Species Training

Introduction

Completing this dedicated course will provide you with the knowledge and experience to complete our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species.

Overview in brief

Our course has been developed in direct response to the need to control and eradicate non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.

If you are looking to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species, then our course is for you. Once you’ve successfully completed this course you’ll receive a certificate of competence.

The finer details

Our course is a mix of training and assessment. Our expert instructors will enhance your ability to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace; reducing unnecessary risks to yourself and others. The Sessions you’ll also cover include:

  • Legislation
  • Definition of Invasive Non-Native and Native Species
  • Threats Posed by Invasive Species
  • Identification of Invasive Plant Species
  • Identification of Invasive Non-Native Insects
  • Identification of Invasive Non-Native Vertebrates
  • Actions to Take When Invasive Non-Natives Are Identified
  • Definition and Identification of Injurious Species
  • Identification of Injurious Insect and Reptile Species
  • Actions to be Taken when Injurious Species are Identified
  • Legislative Control of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia) Species
  • Code of Practice and Industry Guidance for the Control of Fallopia Species
  • Adverse Impacts of Fallopia Species
  • Identification of Fallopia and Similar Species
  • Recommended Methods to Control Fallopia Species
  • Requirement for Monitoring and Further Treatments for Subsequent Regeneration
  • Requirement for Keeping Records.

Who should attend?

Our course is suitable for a variety of roles in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species.

The training is also suitable for anyone looking to progress in completing our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species.

What will be covered?

Our course will increase your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The terms ‘native’ and ‘non-native’ species
  • Threats posed by invasive species
  • Identifying invasive plant species
  • The term ‘injurious’ species
  • Identifying injurious plant species
  • Identifying injurious species of insect
  • Actions to take when injurious species are identified and if people are affected by them
  • Legislative requirements, Code of Practice and Industry Guidance relating to the control of Japanese knotweed
  • The impact of Japanese knotweed
  • Identifying Japanese knotweed and the plants which are commonly mistaken for Japanese knotweed
  • Recommended methods to control Japanese knotweed in different situations
  • Requirements to monitor and further treat any subsequent regeneration
  • Records which must be kept when controlling Japanese knotweed.