Award in Safe Use of Pesticides – Ground Crop Sprayers (PA2)

Course Content

This one-day course is for the Award in Safe use of Pesticides Ground Crop Sprayers (PA2). This training course is designed for spray operators and pest control technicians who require a certificate for pesticide applications using a machine mounted boom sprayer (tractor, ATV).

The NPTC assessment will take place on a separate day; a time will be allocated to you during your training.

  •  Safety and routine maintenance
  •  Preparation for work
  • Pump types and maintenance
  • Field operation
  • Checking and storage
  • Cleaning and lubrication of sprayer
  • Setting and calibration


Candidates should bring wellingtons and spray overalls (minimum type 6 for chemicals).

Entry Requirments

Applicants must be 19 years or above to enrol on this course and have achieved the Foundation Module PA1.


Candidates are welcome to view further training courses available on our website.

Key Facts

Venue: Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford

Duration: 1 day (plus additional half-day NPTC Assessment)

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


  • 14th February 2023
  • 6th April 2023
  • 8th June 2023
  • 26th July 2023

Time: 09:30 – 16:30

Assesment Date: 

  • 12th of April 2023

Fee: £250.00 including NPTC Assessment

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