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Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) (NPTC 0216-49)

This is a foundation theory course for pesticide application. The foundation module should be studied prior to any other FEPA module.

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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: £120
Exam: £80
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-principles-of-safe-handling-and-application-of-pesticides-pa1-nptc-0216-49
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Course Information for Students

This is a foundation theory course for those interested in pesticide application. The foundation module should be studied prior to any other FEPA module.

The minimum age for candidates taking this course is 16 years. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

The course will cover:

  • Current legislation
  • Personal hygiene
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Transport and storage of pesticides
  • Disposal techniques
  • Record keeping
  • Interpreting product labels and literature
  • Selecting and using protective clothing
  • Dealing with contamination
  • Environmental safety

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own: 

  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)

There is an online GOLA computer-based multi-choice theory test set by NPTC. The test will be on the same day as 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

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

£33463

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

£19106

Agricultural and Fishing Trades

Farm Workers

£22914

Farm Workers

Farmers

£20491

Farmers

Horticultural Trades

£19973

Horticultural 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 3:57 pm