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PA1 – NPTC Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 2 | Professional

Course overview

NPTC 021649 Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1)

This course is for anyone employed in agriculture or horticulture involved in the storage, handling & application of pesticides.

This course covers the control of Pesticide regulations that classify chemicals used to control pests, weeds and unwanted vegetation. All those who use pesticides or herbicides in their business are required to have received adequate training in their safe and effective use.

The course content will include:

  • New legislation
  • Pesticide Label interpretation
  • Protective Clothing
  • Mixing and Transporting
  • Storage
  • Disposal of Surplus
  • Contamination
  • Record Keeping

You will need to bring: Writing materials to take your course note on the day.

Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to in advance of your course for your ID card registration. Failure to do this will incur a charge if additional certificates or ID cards need to be issued.

Computer-Based Online Test

Competency is assessed using an online computer-based test, on the day of your course. If, at the end of the course, you would like additional revision/preparation time for your assessment please inform your tutor/assessor and we will arrange your assessment for another time suitable to you. Please ensure that you are familiar with using a computer and a mouse, and are comfortable with undertaking multiple-choice type tests. Candidates for whom English is not their first language may bring a bilingual dictionary to the assessment. The dictionary must be clean with no notes. If you have any queries about the computer-based test or to discuss whether access arrangements would be required, please contact the NPTC on 01603 731250.

NPTC – Disabilities and Access Arrangements

Please inform us immediately, if you have not already done so, of any disabilities that may disadvantage you in the successful completion of your assessment; for example, if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language or any mild disability which may require you to have some assistance. Under guidance from C&G, we can make access arrangements for some learners to demonstrate their competence under assessment, without changing the demands of that assessment. Examples of access arrangements include readers, scribes, extra time, or modified assessment material. However, as Certificates of Competence are vocational qualifications, candidates must achieve all the required units to gain a full qualification, and the awarding body will not make adjustments to the required competence standards. As an example, pesticide product labels detail essential information, and it is of paramount importance that a candidate can read and interpret this information to comply with legislative and operational requirements. If the candidate is unable to read and/or interpret a product label without assistance then they will not be deemed competent to practice, as if such a person were working without supervision in the workplace, there is the potential for a serious incident to occur. If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact the NPTC directly at 01603 731250.

Enrolment End Date: Please note that the enrolment for this course closes 3 working days before the start of the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to process late enrolments after that point.

Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase at the College refectories. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your refreshments and packed lunch if preferred.

Course timings: 08:30 – 16:30

Course cost: £265

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