Horticulture

Introduction

Course Title: Certificate of Competence – Pesticide Applications (Handheld)
Course Code: HR160

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time



This Certificate of Competence is a legal requirement if your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role.

This four-day training course will bring those with some experience in spraying up to the standard required to take the NPTC C&G Foundation module (PA1) and Hand Held Applicator module (PA6A).

Please note: We aim to arrange the PA6 assessment for the Friday of the course.

Overview

Course Content

Award in The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF)

Entry Requirements

Day 1 - Legislation, LERAP, codes of practice, label interpretation, assessing hazards and risks, sprayer safety, personal protective equipment. Day 2 - Pesticide storage and transportation, record keeping, disposal of pesticides and their containers, environmental protection. Day 3 - Planning and preparation, alternative methods of control, types of sprayer, nozzle selection, pre-spraying procedure, sprayer maintenance, calibration, handling and mixing, decontamination. Day 4 - Assessment arranged with independent NPTC assessor.

Next Steps

Candidates should have adequate levels of numeracy and literary. As an approximate guide, candidates should be at a minimum of Level 1 numeracy and literacy Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Career Opportunities

Other Certificates of Competence available, e.g., Mowers, Brushcutters & Strimmers, Chainsaws, etc.