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Location: Broomfield Hall
Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us
Days / Times: Contact Us
Tuition (£): 160.00*
Exams (£): 90.00**
This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in the ‘Safe Use of Pesticides’ qualification. The course also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day.
You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module.
The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. You should also be proficient in the use and operation of a tractor.
The course will cover:
Development of knowledge and understanding of current legislation
Applying pesticides safely with a field crop sprayer fitted with nozzles
Identifying and selecting attachments, preparing machinery and calibrating
Operating equipment and conforming with current legislation/codes of practice
Disposal of unwanted pesticides/containers and cleaning equipment
Identifying faults and conditions when spraying is not advisable and may cause harm to self/others
How will I be assessed?
There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day from the training. Tests are organised by NPTC.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You will be required to supply your own:
Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
Rubber gloves approved for pesticide use
Lunch (there will be facilities available on site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)
What can I do after this course?
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.