Exclusive for members of the Guild of British Molecatchers
The Guild's on-line Accreditation Academy is provided by our UK Rural Skills approved instructor and awarded CPD points, these being awarded on the BASIS prompt scheme for continued professional development.
If you are BASIS Prompt, please inform the accreditation team when you apply.
The Guild of British Molecatchers is intent on establishing and maintaining a recognised standard
for traditional mole control in Britain.
Accreditation by the Guild of British Molecatchers - Setting the standard for mole control in Britain.
Currently there are no mandatory qualifications for those who use mole traps for mole control in the UK. The Guild of British Molecatchers identified this and through accreditation, provides assistance and recognition to those in the mole catching community, who work to be proficient in traditional mole control.
Our on line accreditation process is designed to raise standards with emphasis being placed upon a combination of knowledge, skill, and best working practice in pest management, enabling accredited members of the Guild of British Molecatchers to offer a benchmark level of service to their clients whilst providing welfare for the target species.
This Accreditation has been fully assessed and recognised for certification by UK Rural Skills
About this accreditation:
The hallmark of a successful professional is a constant thirst for knowledge, and always wanting to learn more about their profession. However, this constant pursuit of knowledge can often come with a hefty price tag, thanks to the Guild of British Molecatchers and UK Rural Skills this knowledge is available to members to enhance their understanding and knowledge of traditional mole control with the accreditation academy.
The aim of this on line accreditation is to learn as you are guided into the mysterious world of the mole and molecatchers. It is designed to encourage studying and research to source the answers to a series of questions in three assignments.
The content of each assignment will support the next as the questions promote interest in the mole, the history of traditional mole catching, the implements, and the methods.
The assignments will help you develop a working understanding that you can apply in your own practice. Too many, learning can be a challenging prospect, and it can be difficult to know how to approach it effectively. No one knows your own strengths better than you do, and the “one size fits all” formula does not always suit everyone. This course will help you draw on your ability and at the rate suitable to you, there is no time limit to the completion of any assignment allowing you to work at your own speed and approach that is right for you.
This course will guide you through a journey of understanding and can enhance your working practice and confidence with your clients. You will also be encouraged to progressively work through the assignments and reflect upon your own learning activity, assessment, or resource for use in your own working day.
Whom this course is for: The content is designed to help existing molecatchers to establish or improve their own working practices but also for the complete novice starting out in the field of mole control in the traditional way. There is no requirement for participants to possess prior knowledge or experience of traditional practices as the course is relevant for those who are:
New to traditional mole control
Those wishing to improve their current practice
Those looking for Continuing Professional Development to increase their learning
On line, learning is important as it enables those people unable to attend course venues to establish a level of knowledge that they can enhance with further study and assistance. The assignments are sent individually upon the completion of each stage and assistance and guidance is available at any time to aid the trainee through the process.
MASTER MOLECATCHER part one
The trainee will be sent a set of fifteen questions or which you are required to get a minimum of ten correct answers
These are basic questions and ease the recipient into the concept and the content of what will follow.
A random cross section of questions covering more in-depth topics relating to moles and their control and 100% correct answers are required to pass.
This level tests for a broad knowledge of moles, control methods using traps and related issues and as with the previous assignment a pass rate of 100% correct answers is required.
[Should you slip up on any question/s then you will only be required to consider your answers on those and not re-sit the full paper]
Answers for each assignment can be found in various sources either in books or on line and trainees finding difficulty in locating correct information will be assisted or guided by the accreditation team.
Upon the successful completion of the three assignments, the trainee will be awarded an official acknowledged certificate in
recognition for their work, to share the success with clients, friends, colleagues, and employers. It allows them to then undertake the practical assignment and achieve the award of Master Molecatcher.
THE MASTER MOLECATCHER part two
Ok, this is the point where so many fail and the reason is simple, they cannot fulfil the criteria to establish and promote themselves as a recognised and awarded Master Molecatcher. This could be you at some point in the future so you cannot or will not undertake a working practice to provide for the welfare of a mole, then this accreditation is not for you. Some have previously joined the Guild to reach this point, with no intention of progressing further as it requires you to make a commitment so demanding that you will find it impossible to achieve.
Daily trap inspection!
There are those that make claim to a regular trap inspection and this often means once a week or every few days, actually, to address a minimum level of welfare then a designated time is required, and to provide a minimum level of welfare for the mole, once a day is the time set for this process. It is workable, achievable and a proven practice.
To achieve and receive The Master Molecatcher Part two award;
This has been designed to allow the candidate to achieve during thier normal working day with no disruption to working practices. Placing any trap for the control of an animal, an inspection should be made the next day by the person responsible for its placement. This is simply programmed into the next working day as a known commitment. The completed task of the removal of a mole would require the client to fill in a form to confirm that the mole had been caught over night. The form can be left with the client along with any request for payment and collected later or received in the post. These verifications
confirm the ability to ascertain the situation, locate the correct position and placement of a trap, and inspect to provide an effective and efficient service to the client and provide a minimum level of welfare towards the target mole.
We require evidence of 50 daily trap inspections from between 40-50 different clients in order to verify this.
Upon completion, a random scrutiny of the evidence is made to confirm the claims.
On successful completion of part two, the candidate is awarded the Master Molecatcher award certificate, unique Guild of British Molecatchers, Master Molecatcher tie and the candidates level is displayed in the appropriate area of the Guild Find a molecatcher web pages.
The original level of accreditation within the Guild of British Molecatchers has been superseded, by this innovative and pioneering progression. Only those people on the Find a molecatcher page displaying the UK Rural Skills recognition may be accepted as an endorsed certificated member.
*** Many people have recently chosen to simply refer to themselves as a Master Molecatcher both on web sites and in the media without any recognised achievement, don't be a fake earn the right and take your recognition to the highest possible level, apply now!
The Master Molecatcher part 1 is just £15.00 to cover registration/ certification and postage- this includes all THREE assignments that will be sent to you.
Photo ID cards are also available for those in achievement of the Master Molecatcher part two award..
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Your status can be viewed by your clients and offers assurance to your level and standards supported by UK Rural Skills and the Guild of British Molecatchers
If you are a molecatcher, join us now, start your accreditation and become part of the future of traditional mole control in Britain
ACCREDITATION - WHAT HAVE YOU TO LOSE?
Applications to the Accreditation Academy in order to commence or continue accreditation should be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.