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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 170.00*

Exams (£): 80.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module before taking the PA6 assessment.

The minimum age for candidates is 16 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • General safety and routine maintenance of the sprayer
  • Adjustment, setting and calibration
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides
  • Operating the hand-held sprayer
  • Decontamination of the sprayer and protective clothing

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped wellington boots
  • Spray suit
  • Rubber gloves approved for pesticide use
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities available on site if you wish to purchase your lunch at College)

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 range 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.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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