Pesticide application Pa1 foundation

Pesticides training Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

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Pa1  £200.00+ vat per person, 2-day training inc assessment 


Pa2   Boom Sprayer - Multiple nozzle  £155 + vat per person, 1-day training + assessment 

& Or 

Pa6a  Knapsack - Single nozzle  £155+ vat person, 1-day training + assessment 


JOINT PA1 PA6a    £330.00


JOINT Pa1 PA2      £330.00


Training & assessment of the chosen joint unit would be condensed to reduce days to 2 days combined training + 1-day assessment. 

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive. 

Foundation Module ( PA1 COMPULSORY Foundation Course ): - 1 Day

This course deals with the theory and practical application that is needed to attain a legally required competence for the commercial application of pesticide and herbicide in liquid form via two options for application leading forward from the first mandatory module. 

2 days of training (Foundation module plus one other for the relevant application method knapsack or boom spraying course application with a separate assessment day.


Course content

Pesticides are very widely and successfully used in land-based industries, but they can be potentially harmful substances, therefore it is essential that they are handled, applied and stored correctly. This, therefore, makes training essential and our Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 attendance course will guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely, and with confidence.

Who is it for?

Our one-day training course is for you if you are employed within the agriculture or horticulture industries, and if you are responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides. This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety and legislation enabling you to work safely and effectively out in the field.

If you are registered with the NRoSO and/or BASIS (NRoSO = 12 points, BASIS = 12 points).

Due to the use of pesticides, it is important that you are able to read and interpret product information in order to participate in this course.

What will you get from it?

- Understand your duties under the law and help you become a safe and competent pesticide user.
- Understand what pesticides are and their 'field of use'.
- State legislation relevant to pesticide application.
- Interpret and use label information.
- Take the appropriate action to protect themselves and the environment.
- Store and transport pesticides safely.
- Dispose of the pesticides and containers safely.
- Record information.

Course sessions:
- Definitions
- Consequences of not using or handling pesticides safely
- Legislation that affects pesticides use
- Pesticide product labels
- Personal protective equipment
- Safe storage and transport of pesticides
- Environmental factors
- Disposal of pesticides and containers
- Dealing with accidents
- Keeping pesticide records

The things you need to bring: 

A Calculator, Pen and you're lunch

You will need, to bring your PPE, which consists of the below

Full body Coveralls for use in Pesticides application, these should be at least a type 6 coverall ( lowered numbered suits  offer higher protection, so a type 3 or 4 would also be applicable) These must not be the unmarked nuisance type coverall, be aware that they do look very similar, but are not designed for pesticide use, and have none of the "type" numbers relevant to protection.

A pair of unlined nitrile gloves, at least 300mm in length, Wellington Boots & Faceshield,

Duration: 1 Day

Max no of learners: 12 pa1    6 max for modules