PA1 – Safe Use of Pesticides

Who is this course for?

  • Those employed within the agricultural and horticultural industries
  • Those responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides
  • Those requiring knowledge of health and safety legislation around the safe use of pesticides
  • Those able to read and interpret product information
  • Those with a basic understanding of maths as calculations will be required to participate in this course

What are the course objectives?

  • Develop knowledge covering the requirements of current legislation
  • Learn how to use pesticides appropriately and safely
  • Learn to keep proper records
  • Understand how to store pesticides correctly
  • Learn how to clean equipment and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Cover procedures for dealing with contamination and poisoning incidents
  • Understand duties under the law so as to become a safe and competent pesticide user

How long is the course?

One day course plus one day assessment

What qualification does it give?

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (QCF) – PA1

If you are registered with NRoSO – 12 points
If you are registered with BASIS – 12 points

How much does it cost?

£120 plus VAT plus £100 NTPC Registration and Assessment plus VAT