This course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in the ‘Safe Use of Pesticides in or Next to Water’ qualification. The course also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day together with your PA6A assessment.
You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module before taking the PA6W assessment. The course is taken in conjunction with PA6A.
The minimum age for candidates is 16 years.
The course will cover:
There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day. Tests are organised by NPTC and can be taken at College or on your own site.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.