Pesticides

Pesticides are very widely available and are successfully used in land-based industries, but they can be potentially harmful substances, therefore it is essential that they are handles, applied and stored correctly. 

This course is aimed at anyone working within the agriculture or horticulture industry, and for people responsible for the handling and application of pesticides. Our Safe Use of Pesticides course will guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely and with confidence.

These Lantra Awards training only courses in pesticides are designed to prepare candidates for assessment in City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence in the PA units.

City & Guilds NPTC Certificates of Competence in pesticides are legally required qualifications by The Control of Pesticides Regulations for any one applying pesticides on a commercial basis.

These qualifications are considered as “licences to practice” for pesticides. Attendance of these courses will attract NRoSO CPD points.

  • Lantra Awards training only in the Safe Use of Pesticides – Leading to City & Guilds NPTC assessment in unit PA1
  • Lantra Awards training only in the Practical Application of Pesticides Hand Held Sprayers – Leading to City & Guilds NPTC assessment in unit PA6.
  • Lantra Awards training only in the Practical Application of Pesticides Field Cr
    op Sprayers – Leading to City & Guilds NPTC assessment in unit PA2.
  • Lantra Awards training only in the Practical Application of Pesticides Granular / Slug Pellet Applications – Leading to City & Guilds NPTC assessment in unit PA4g / PA4s.
  • Lantra Awards ITA in Advanced Certificate in Spray Applications (theory)

These qualifications are legally required by the control of Pesticide Regulations for anyone applying pesticides on a commercial basis.

PA1 – Foundation Module (Mandatory) – Safe Use Of Pesticides (Theory)

PA2 – Ground Crop Sprayer – Mounted or Trailed

PA4(s) – Pesticide granular (slug pellets) application – mounted or trailed

PA6 – Handheld Applicators

 

*The full range of NPTC unites PA2 – PA13 specific to type of applicator are available from PMR Training.