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

Level 2

Course code: F21P566
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 1 day (plus additional half-day NPTC Assessment)
Subject area: Adult Short Courses,Pesticides
Location: Holme Lacy
FE Tuition - £250.00,Full Cost - £250.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

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).

What qualification will I gain?

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

Popular modules

  • Safety and routine maintenance

  • Preparation for work

  • Pump types and maintenance

  • Field operation

  • Checking and storage

  • Cleaning and lubrication of sprayer

  • Setting and calibration

Key facts

Minimum Age:

  • Students need to be 19 years or older to enrol on this course


  • 19th Sept 23

  • 14th Feb 24

  • 17th April 24

  • 23rd May 24

  • 10th July 24


  • 09:30 – 16:30

Assesment Date:

  • TBC


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

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

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