Pesticide Application (NPTC) - PA6 Knapsack/Hand-held

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Pershore 29-Jun-2017 Thu 09:00 - 16:30 £260.00 1 Day(s)
Pershore 27-Jul-2017 Thu 09:00 - 16:30 £260.00 1 Day(s)

What will I study?

This is a follow-on course to PA1 for those using knapsack and similar hand held sprayers. The law requires operation of this equipment to hold a PA6 certificate.

What modules are covered?

  • General safety and routine maintenance of the sprayer
  • Adjustment, setting and calibration
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides
  • Operating the hand-held sprayer
  • Decontamination of the sprayer and protective sprayer

What qualifications will I get?

Successful candidates will be issued with the NPTC Certificate in Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides PA6 Hand Held Applicators.

How will I be assessed?

You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module before taking the PA6 assessment. This is a practical assessment, lasting approximately 2 hours and is taken on a separate day. Tests are organised by NPTC and can be taken at College or on your own site.Usually takes place in the week following training.Successful candidates will receive NPTC qualification.

What is the entry process?

For more information about getting on to the course, please contact short courses on 01386 551228 or Email

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

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