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Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (PA2) (NPTC 0216-50)

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: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 7.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £160
Exam: £90
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-award-in-the-safe-application-of-pesticides-using-self-propelled-mounted-trailed-horizontal-boom-sprayers-pa2-nptc-0216-50
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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.

All candidates must be over the age of 16 and be physically fit. You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module. 

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 oneself/others

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

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
  • 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 here)

There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day from the training. 

DCG 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 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

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

£19106

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

Farm Workers

£22914

Farm Workers

Farmers

£20491

Farmers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: December 1, 2023 3:57 pm