Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1)

Awarding Body: City & Guilds NPTC Level 2

Target audience:  Farmers, Sprayer operatives, Anyone who works in or wants to work in commercial pesticide application


This qualification meets the legal requirements of the Control of Pesticides Regulations and lets you to work unsupervised in the industry. To achieve this qualification you'll show your knowledge of the Approved Code of Practice for Plant Protection Products. You are required to complete this course before completing practical courses in particular pesticide application equipment e.g. vehicle mounted boom sprayer (PA2) or handheld equipment (PA6). The training is ideal for farmers and sprayer operatives.

Course sessions:

§  Knowing the legislative requirements and codes of practice relating to use of pesticides

§  Understanding the relevance of product information

§  Minimising the risk of human contamination and implement emergency procedures

§  Storing and transport pesticides safely

§  Managing and disposing of surplus pesticides and waste materials

§  Record keeping requirements

§  Minimising risk of environmental contamination and implementing emergency procedures

Duration: 1 day course

Equipment Required:

§  Spraysuit/gloves

§  Work clothes

§  Wellies

§  Lunch

Prerequisites: None required

Funding Available: Yes

For more details or to enquire about costs and availability please contact Jimmy Hughes Services on 01597 850080 or