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Rabbits & Moles – NPTC Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

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

Course overview

The training course is designed to prepare you for the L2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.  It is a recognised certificate taught and assessed for the sale, purchase and use of aluminium phosphide. The training course is aimed at people new to the use of aluminium phosphide or as a refresher training to those already buying or using aluminium phosphide. A full training resource pack is provided. 

Course Content: Introduction, Legislation, Personal Safety and Contamination, Prevention and First Aid, Environment and Wildlife, The Product Label, The Pesticide Container, Storage and Transportation, Application Equipment, Excess Pesticide and Container Disposal, Record Keeping, Product Use – Preparation, Product Use – Target Species, Reasons for Control and Non Target Species, Product Use – Application, Product Use – Cleaning, Storage and Records. 

You will need to bring: Please bring with you the following PPE (this is also required for the NPTC assessment) Full-faced Respirator c/w B1 or B2, plus P3 for particulates, Disposable Spray Coveralls, Nitrile Gloves & Wellington Boots. The trainer/assessor will supply application equipment. You may wish to bring writing materials to take your own course note on the day. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring with you some all-weather outerwear. Assessment: Competency will be assessed by the NTPC after you have completed the training course, not on the day of the course.

Your assessment will be booked through the NPTC to be carried out at a convenient time and location. Your competency will be assessed by using a combination of practical assessment and theory-based questioning.  Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to fiona.green@ccn.ac.uk in advance of your course for your ID card registration.

If you have any queries about the assessment or to discuss whether access arrangements would be required, please contact 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 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 are able to 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 is able to 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 serious incident to occur.  If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact NPTC directly on 01603 731250. 

Enrolment End Date: Please note that the enrolment for this course closes 5 working days prior to 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 own refreshments and packed lunch if preferred.

Course timings: 08:30 – 16:30

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