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Pest awareness e-learning, learn at your desk

Pest management is a pre-requisite for ensuring public health and food safety. All employees have an important part to play if a pest management programme is to be successful. Our e-learning courses are designed to impart knowledge, in an informative, entertaining and interactive way, to allow everyone to successfully fulfil their role in the Integrated Pest Management programme.

Essential Pest Awareness

Designed particularly with food production employees in mind, this entry level course, with an anticipated completion time of around 45-60 minutes, aims to impart the key facts concerning those pests that may present a threat in a food manufacturing or storage environment, and what the role of the employee is in preventing infestation.

Advanced Pest Awareness

Most of food safety standards include a requirement for the person responsible for managing pest control to have received training specifically related to this task. The Advanced course, requiring around 5-8 hours to complete, is specifically designed to meet this requirement, and will also be of interest to those responsible for auditing pest control activities in their own, or suppliers, sites.

Bed Bug Awareness

Housekeeping staff are in the front line of the battle against bedbugs in hotels. This short course, which takes around 30 minutes to complete, provides them with all the information needed to identify bed bug presence, and details what should be done if they find them.

All courses include an assessment, with a certificate issued on successful completion.

Sample slides may be viewed at:

Essential Pest Awareness
Advanced Pest Awareness
Bed bug awareness

The rodent biology section of the Advanced course may also be viewed free of charge at Rodent Biology

Details about pricing are available on our e-learning leaflets.
Acheta pest awareness E-learning – Food industry
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Courses can also be hosted within a self-managed area, or white-labelled for delivery on your own e-learning platform.

All courses have been independently assessed and verified by the CPD Certification Service.


...useful course with lots to take in and a good range of topics

International meat processorDivisional Tech Manager

Using e-learning gives flexibility. I was not timebound. the information given was good and in manageable learning amounts.

Chilled food manufacturing plantHygiene Manager

Very useful for those in a technical role, with lots of information that I have not come across before, due to the sector I work in. This will inevitably be useful to me in the future.

Bottling plantQA Manager

The course was well laid out, and met my needs within the bakery pest control environment

Large bread bakeryHygiene Manager

Excellent level of detail. Good to use as a reference guide internally.

Food manufacturing companyTechnical Manager

The course was very informative, and made it clear that some of the guidance related to the UK only. This was useful as many Technical Managers will be auditing factories abroad.

UK multiple retailerFood technologist

A good level of detail on pests relevant to the food industry, and the ability to pdf the course notes for additional study.

Food manufacturing companyTechnical Manager

Good photos, a few jokes to lighten it up a bit, plenty of detail and good interactive activities;

Dried foods co-packerTechnical Manager