The Course

This course is designed for spray operators and pest control technicians who wish to apply slug pellets and granular pesticides.

Upon successful completion of this course candidates will receive an NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Granular Application PA4. This qualification is issued for life, however NPTC recommend that refresher training is carried out every three to four years.

This course can be delivered at the college or on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.

  • What You Study

    This qualification teaches the candidates to:

    • Safe driving practice
    • Preparation of prime mover
    • Identification and selection of calibration techniques
    • Identification and rectification of faults
    • Post-operation maintenance.
  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years old. Candidates much have successfully achieved NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Foundation Unit PA1 prior to attending this course.

    There are no other formal entry requirements for this qualification however candidates will be required to supply their own personal protective equipment which should consist of:

    • Type 6 limited splash coverall
    • Nitrile rubber gloves (0.5mm thick, 300mm long)
    • Wellies
    • Faceshield.
  • Duration

    One day training, plus one day assessment.

  • Progression

    • NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides – Ground Crop Sprayer PA2
    • NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides – Hand Held Applicator PA6.
  • Cost and Dates

    £269 per person.

    Available Dates:

    • Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 June
  • How To Apply

    To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553181 or email

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