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Pesticide Application (PA2): Ground Crop Sprayer NPTC 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.

NPTC

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.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Sales team on 01234 291747 or email training@bedford.ac.uk

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 14/03/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S12
1 day 25/04/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S13
1 day 24/08/2017 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S14
1 day 06/12/2017 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S2
1 day 09/01/2018 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S3
1 day 20/02/2018 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S4
1 day 04/04/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S5
1 day 24/05/2017 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S6
1 day 23/05/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S6
1 day 06/06/2017 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S7
1 day 05/06/2018 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S7
1 day 18/07/2017 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S8
1 day 17/07/2018 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1312S8

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.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

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

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