Course: NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides – Foundation Unit PA1

Department: Agriculture

Type: Short Course

Duration: One day

The Course

This course is designed for spray operators and pest control technicians who require a certificate of competence for pesticide spraying.

The successful completion of this unit will be a condition of entry onto any other Pesticide unit.

What You Study

This qualification teaches the candidates to:

  • Identify those key aspects of legislation which apply to the use of pesticides
  • Identify the precautions necessary to use a product safely, using product label information
  • Identify, select and understand the maintenance and storage of the correct personal protective equipment for use with a particular product as determined by a label and/or COSHH risk assessment
  • Follow appropriate personal hygiene procedures to prevent personal contamination
  • Follow the appropriate procedures for dealing with accidental personal contamination
  • Understand the correct procedures for the storage of pesticides
  • Understand the correct procedures for the disposal of empty pesticide containers, surplus pesticide and washings
  • Understand the records that must be kept
  • Understand the situations where pesticide application may pose a risk to people or the environment

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553034 or email with your requirements.

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Entry Requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16. There are no other formal entry requirements.

Martina Robinson

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

Martina has always had pet goats and hand-reared them since she was a young child. Her duties on her work experience placement at a beef farm organised through the College include feeding calves and carrying out health checks.