Safe Application of Pesticides using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers Level 2 Award - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required to hold an appropriate Certificate of Competence by the Control of Pesticide Regulations. You should have already successfully achieved the foundation module (PA1).

This qualification is designed specifically for those who wish to use either self propelled, mounted or horizontal boom sprayers as part of their daily role and the training will be based on the use of a tractor mounted boom sprayer (hydraulic nozzle).

This course will cover:

  • Legal requirements
  • Environmental risks
  • Understanding the label
  • Set up and efficiency of air system
  • Applicator controls and components
  • Preparation of prime mover and equipment
  • Safe driving
  • Nozzle identification/ uses
  • Calibration
  • Mechanical defects
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides
  • Sprayer application
  • Completion of application record sheets
  • Cleaning and storage procedures

To successfully achieve this course, you will need to complete and pass an independent assessment comprising of observation of practical performance and testing of underpinning knowledge.

If you are already enrolled on a full-time course at the College you may be eligible for a discount, however depending upon your programme of study, you may need to attend outside of your current timetable.

In the unlikely event that your course is cancelled, we will refund your fees. However, these courses are run on viable numbers and if you choose to cancel or withdraw from your course, full fees are payable, unless we can fill your space.

This course is delivered over 2 days with the assessment taking place the day after training. Testing is carried out by an independent City & Guilds assessor.

Please email land-based@btc.ac.uk or call us on 01278 655026 for further information.

Progression Options

This course is a pre-requisite to the following courses:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Variable Geometry Boom or Broadcast Sprayers (PA3)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pelleted or Granular Pesticides using Mounted or Trailed Applicators (PA4)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (PA6)

Course Summary

Course Title Safe Application of Pesticides using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers Level 2 Award
Entry Requirements


  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
    (PA1).

  • You must be 16 years old or over to do this course.

  • As this is a short and very intense course, we cannot include tractor
    driving training. Therefore, candidates for this unit must either hold a
    tractor driving certificate or be a regular and competent tractor
    driver.

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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