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Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Handheld Equipment (PA6) (NPTC 0216-54)

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 7.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £170
Exam: £80
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/award-in-the-safe-application-of-pesticides-using-pedestrian-handheld-equipment-pa6-nptc-0216-54
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Course Information for Students

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 before taking the PA6 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

Learning will be both theory and practical-based, delivered on-site.

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)

There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day. Tests can be taken at College or on your own site.

DCG 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 DCG part-time prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information, contact DCG on 0800 0280289 or tracey.burgin@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information



This course could lead to one of these careers...

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

£30888

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Farm Workers

£22914

Farm Workers

Farmers

£20491

Farmers

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

£19106

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: December 1, 2023 3:58 pm