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NPTC Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted or Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (QCF) (PA2)

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based

23/04/2020

1 day

Part time

305.00

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Course Overview


Completion of this 1-day course enables you to meet the legislative requirements for working with a tractor mounted boom sprayer to distribute pesticides.Please contact BusinessDevelopment@wiltshire.ac.uk or 0845 345 2235 with any questions or if you are an employer enrolling one or more employees onto this course.


Tractor spraying pesticides on soybean field with sprayer at spring
Tractor spraying pesticides on soybean field with sprayer at spring

What will I learn?


The following topics will be covered:

Machine preparation, calibration
Pesticide handling
Pesticide application
Disposal of contaminated waste
Health, safety and legal requirements

Entry Requirements


It is a condition of attending this course that you have previously achieved the Foundation Module, covering the health, safety and legal elements within NPTC Pesticide Application (PA1).

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Assessment will be a combination of observation of practical skills, and a questions and answers session to determine your level of knowledge and understanding of the module.

Assessment will be on a separate day at a designated time. Dependent on assessor availability, we aim to carry out the assessment within 7 days of the training.

Additional Costs and Information


The cost of the course includes course materials and assessment fees. VAT is not applicable.

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

What Could I Do Next?

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

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


Career Opportunities

  • Stock Person
  • Dairy Person
  • Zookeeper

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Groom
  • Tree Surgeon

Grooms who work with competition or racehorses will get many opportunities to travel both in the UK and abroad

There are around 3,000 different types of mushrooms and toadstools in the UK of which 14 species are classed as deadly

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