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SRUC Training Courses: Pest Control - Rodent Control


By 1st June 2016 anyone wishing to purchase or use professional rodent control products must have an up to date “Certificate ofCompetence” which is acceptable to CRRU, The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, who are the government approved body foroverseeing certification in the use of rodenticides. SRUC Auchincruive with Lantra can offer a CRRU approved certificate in rodent control with a one day training course followed by an
independently marked written examination taken on the day of course. This course is aimed at all those wishing to buy or use professional
rodenticides including farmers, gamekeepers and professional pest controllers.

Rodents are a pest, and it is important that they are controlled appropriately. Our Rodent Control training course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their skills in controlling rodents effectively. The training will provide you with a full working knowledge of preventative and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to the situation using efficient and safe methods with due regard to the environment.

This one day training course will include theory and practical activities during the day and provide you with an understanding of why it is necessary to control rodents, the biology and behaviour of rodents and legislation associated with rodent control. You will understand what information is required when carrying out a survey and the non chemical methods available to control rodents as well as the current rodenticides and formulations how they work, how to transport them, safe disposal and the importance of completing documentation.

This training is suitable to anyone new to rodent control or wishing to develop their skills further in rodent control.

What is Involved?

Reasons for controlling rodents
The biology and behaviour of rodents
Current rodenticides and formulations
Non-chemical rodent control
Current rodenticides and formulations
Safe use, storage, transport and disposal of rodenticides

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate of Attendance

Course Dates

SRUC Aberdeen Campus
No dates scheduled at present. Please contact your local campus to register your interest.

SRUC Ayr Campus
8th November 2019

SRUC Barony Campus
No dates scheduled at present. Please contact your local campus to register your interest.

SRUC Elmwood Campus
No dates scheduled at present. Please contact your local campus to register your interest.

SRUC Oatridge Campus
14th May 2019

Further dates can be scheduled on request. Please contact your local campus to register your interest.


1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


SRUC Barony Campus, SRUC Elmwood Campus, SRUC Oatridge Campus,


£150 per person. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.

Our prices are changing as of 1st August. The fee will then be £160 per person. Bespoke prices for group bookings are available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Jemima Dernie (SRUC Barony)

01387 242918

Contact 2

Sandra Sey (SRUC Elmwood)

01334 658868

Contact 3

Fiona Murtagh (SRUC Oatridge)

01506 864807

Contact 4

Tom Findlay or Fiona Lanni (SRUC Ayr)

01292 525 419 or 01292 525 355

Contact 5

Sandra Sey (SRUC Aberdeen)

01224 711121