Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand-Held Equipment - PA6A


Hadlow Campus

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This course enables students to prepare and use hand held pesticides applicators. The topics it covers includes nozzle selection, calibration and safe operation. Please note, the assessment is approximately three hours and is carried out by an NPTC assessor on a one-to-one basis. Prerequisite: PA1.

This course covers the correct preparation of equipment as well as its maintenance, safe operation and calibration.

Please note, the assessment is carried out by a NPTC assessor on a one-to-one basis.

From 26 November 2015, due to a change in legislation, it will be an offence for anyone to use Plant Protection Products (PPPs) authorised for professional use unless they hold an appropriate qualification in the safe use of pesticides.

Previously, if you were born before 31 Dec 1964 you could use PPPs on your own land without the need for a qualification – this was known as ‘Grandfather Rights’.

Hadlow College offers 3 seperate pesticide courses, awarded by City & Guilds, that meet the legislation for sprayer operators and will entitle you to spray on your own property and on the property of others.

Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides. Comprising of 021649 - City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticide (PA1) and the appropriate application unit (eg PA2 for Boom sprayer pesticide application or PA6a for Hand-held applicators).

Further details of these qualifications can be found on www.nptc.org.uk.

NOTE: a PA1 certificate alone does not permit you to apply pesticides. A certificate for a 2nd practical module such as PA2 or PA6 is also required.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Please call us for more information on future start dates beyond those stated above.

    Hadlow Campus

    Greenwich Campus

  • 2 Days

    Part time

  • £270.00

  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements