Award in Safe Use of Pesticides – Hand Held Applicators (PA6)

This one-day course is for the Award in Safe use of Pesticides Handheld Applicators (PA6). This training course is designed for spray operators and pest control technicians who require a certificate for pesticide applications using a handheld sprayer.

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

Course Content

  • Safety and routines maintenance
  • Operating the handheld sprayer
  • Adjustments, setting and calibration
  • Decontamination of the sprayer and protective
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides sprayer


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 details regarding training available on our website.

Key Facts

Venue: Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford

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


  • 14th February 2023
  • 4th April 2023
  • 7th June 2023
  • 25th July 2023

Time: 09:30 – 16:30

Assesment Dates: TBC

Costs: £250 including NPTC Assessment

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