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Safe Application of Pesticides Self-propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Spray Level 2 Award

Shuttleworth Field part-time


Safe Application of Pesticides Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Spray City & Guilds Level 2 Award

This course will enable you to achieve the legally required qualification by the Control of Pesticide Regulations (COPR), and is designed for anyone applying pesticides on a commercial basis. This course (PA2) follows on from PA1 and is a one-day pesticide course that covers the application of pesticides from a conventional boomed sprayer. It will take place at Shuttleworth College and is delivered by one of Shuttleworth’s qualified instructors. If you just need a refresher please contact the sales team for further details.

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For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team by clicking here.

This is a 2 day course.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 25/05/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £265.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 14/07/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £265.00

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Course information

Entry requirements

You can begin this course if you have already completed the Pesticide Application (PA1): Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award.

Course content

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • Preparing the applicator for work, calibrating and operating it to ensure correct application rate without risk to yourself, other people and the environment
  • Using the information detailed on product labels to determine the approved uses for the product and its potential hazards to human safety, non-target areas and the environment in general
  • Carrying out daily and routine maintenance on the applicator
  • Carrying out the correct procedure for cleaning personal protective equipment and application equipment which may have been contaminated with pesticide
  • Carrying out safe driving practice
  • Carrying out record keeping
  • Carrying out post spraying procedures.
Assessment methods

The assessment for NPTC courses normally takes place 10 to 14 days after the initial training and is a full day – the cost is included in the course fee.

Further study and career options

This is a beneficial qualification for those working in the agriculture and horticulture industries or self employed in roles such as a gardener or groundskeeper. You can also study Pesticide Application (PA1): Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award, and Pesticide Application (PA6A): Hand Held Applicators NPTC Level 2 Award.

Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.