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.
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
To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
£190 per person
- NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Boom Sprayer Unit PA2
- NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Pesticide Granular Application Unit PA4
- NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Handheld Applicator Unit PA6
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The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16. There are no other formal entry requirements.
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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The College has great facilities and it gives you the chance to get real life experience of all aspects of agriculture. Since starting at Bishop Burton College I have gained a lot of skills and knowledge about farming and the care of livestock.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Working with livestock and gaining hands-on experience. I particularly enjoy working with the cattle and sheep. We get to take part in lots of practical sessions, including work on the College farm, tractor driving and estate work.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to progress onto the Level Three Diploma in Agriculture at the College and then study at degree level. Eventually I hope to work as a farm manager or own my own farm.