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Location: Broomfield Hall
Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us
Days / Times: Contact Us
Tuition (£): 170.00*
Exams (£): 80.00**
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:
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
Rubber gloves approved for pesticide use
Lunch (or you are able to purchase lunch from the College canteen)
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.