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

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based

07/07/2020

1 day

Part time

255.00

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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:PA6A Handheld Knapsack Pesticide Applicator PA2A Tractor Mounted Boom Sprayer PA4 Slug Pellott ApplicationIf you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course please contact 0845 345 2235 or BusinessDevelopment@wiltshire.ac.uk


Agriculture worker. Young farmer spraying pesticides.
Agriculture worker. Young farmer spraying pesticides.

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, environmental factors.

Entry Requirements


There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Assessment is by a multiple-choice exam on a laptop, and will take place during the afternoon of the 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 BusinessDevelopment@wiltshire.ac.uk

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


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