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Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (PA1) Level 2

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Overview

Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) Level 2

If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required by the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations (2012) to take the PA1 qualification.

You will need to undertake the foundation module (PA1) plus a relevant application module (i.e. PA2, PA3, PA4, PA6). The PA1 on its own is not a recognised certificate of competence.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential:

  • You must be 16 years old or over to undertake this course.
  • Good literacy skills and calculations
  • Familiar with computer use for the online exam
What qualification will I gain?

City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides.

Course content

What will I study?

Areas covered:

This is the foundation module only that places a strong emphasis upon using and handling pesticides safely. This course will cover:

  • Legislation
  • Personal safety and contamination
  • Pesticide & Container Storage
  • Record keeping
  • Label information
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Container and packaging disposal
  • Environmental and wildlife consideration
  • Emergency procedures

To successfully achieve this course, you will need to complete and pass the City & Guilds E-volve test which is a multiple-choice online exam.

How will I be assessed?

This course is delivered over 1 day with the online exam taking place at the end of the day.

Next steps

Successful completion is a condition of entry to the other pesticide application modules (i.e. PA2, PA3, PA4, PA6).

Additional information

There are no prerequisites for this course.

You should bring suitable clothing for pesticide application including spray suit, steel toe-capped boots.

You will be required to read chemical manufactures leaflets and undertake an online examination.

NPTC regulations do not allow candidates to have a reader for the exam.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk.

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To apply for this course, Please contact Alex Albert on 01767626215 or email aalbert@bedford.ac.uk

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Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk or call us on 0345 658 8990.

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