Level 2 Pest Control (Rim Fire Rifle) Safety, Theory and Practice

A 2 day safety, theory and practical course


Day 1:

Rifle: safe handling and use (sporting rim fire)

  • Firearms legislation (sporting rifle)
  • Set up, ballistics and maintenance (sporting rimfire)
  • Legislation (pest control)
  • Pest control – species ecology
  • Pest control – planning and application
  • Principles of marksmanship (rim fire rifle)
  • Use of vehicles
  • Health and safety planning – applied risk assessment
  • Activity records and recording procedures
  • Assessing land for rifle use
  • Night shooting assessment

Day 2:

  •  Practical range assessment
  • Relative to the following NOS units:


National Occupational Standards NOS Unit NOS Unit Title
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management (Sept 2008) CU27 Maintain equipment and machines
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management (Sept 2008) CU47 Control vertebrate pests and predators by shooting
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management (Sept 2008) Ga1 Assist in game shooting activities
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management (Sept 2008) Ga2 Monitor game populations and habitat
Pest Control (Mar 2006) ASPC1 Assess a site
Pest Control (Mar 2006) ASPC2 Organise resources for action
Pest Control (Mar 2006) ASPC3 Minimise risk to health, safety and the environment
Pest Control (Mar 2006) ASPC5 Control pests
Pest Control (Mar 2006) ASPC8 Monitor pest control activities
Land-based Operations (Jan 02) CU8 Transport supplies of physical resources within the work area
Land-based Operations (Jan 02) CU12 Prepare and operate a power vehicle
Amenity Horticulture (Jul 07) L27 Use and maintain equipment and machines
Common Unit CU2 Monitor and maintain health and safety