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NPTC Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) (Non-regulated)



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Part time

Start Date



1 day



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Course Overview

This Foundation (Theory) Module qualification is a legal requirement in order to progress onto other spraying related modules, such as: PA6 Handheld Knapsack Pesticide Applicator, PA2 Tractor Mounted Boom Sprayer. If you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course please contact 0845 345 2235 or

What will I learn?

The following topics will be covered: legislation, interpreting instructions on product labels, personal safety and PPE, safe storage and disposal of surplus mixed pesticides, record keeping and environmental factors.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is by a multiple-choice exam on a laptop, and will take place during the afternoon of the course. Please note that there is no alternative provision for this assessment as this is set by the awarding body.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Additional Costs and Information

The purpose of the NPTC assessment is to prove occupational competence; further NPTC charges apply if re-assessment is required.

If you have any questions please contact 0845 345 2235 or

What Could I Do Next?

Successful candidates will be able to progress on to either the PA6 or the PA2 course.

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