Award in Safe Use of Pesticides Foundation Module (PA1)

Course Overview

This one-day course covers the theoretical knowledge required for the Award in the Safe use of Pesticides Foundation Module (PA1). This is the pre-requisite for the PA2, PA3, PA4 and PA6 courses.

This training day will incorporate the NPTC Evolve online assessment scheduled to commence at 4.30pm.

Course Content

  • Current legislation
  • Personal hygiene
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Transport and storage of pesticides
  • Disposal techniques
  • Record keeping
  • Interpreting product labels and literature
  • Selecting and using protective clothing
  • Dealing with contamination
  • Environmental safety


Paper and pen for taking notes

Entry Requirments

Applicants must be 19 years or above to enrol on this course.


On achievement of this qualification, candidates can progress onto PA6, PA6AW or PA2.

Key Facts

Venue: Holme Lacy campus, Hereford

Minimum Age: Students need to be 19 years or older to enrol on this course

Duration: 1 day


  • 13th February 2023
  • 3rd April 2023
  • 6th June 2023
  • 24th July 2023

Time: 09:30 – 16:30 // Evolve online assessment will commence at 4.30pm

Fee: £170.00 including NPTC Assessment

Please Note: Course fees are subject to change, please call 0800 032 1986 for the latest details.