Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

  • This course is for the professional user or anyone who requires the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Certificate in the Safe Use of Pesticides and is a pre-requisite of progressing to the other FEPA modules. In accordance with the Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA) regulations (1985), and Sustainable Pesticides Regulations (2012), sprayer operators are required to receive adequate training before operation of specific spraying equipment.

    The course will cover –

    • Know the legislation and codes of practice relating to the use of pesticides
    • Understand the relevance of product information
    • Know how to minimise the risk of human contamination and implement emergency procedures
    • Know how to store and transport pesticides safely
    • Know how to manage and dispose of surplus pesticides and waste materials
    • Know the record keeping requirements
    • Know how to minimise the risk of environmental contamination and implement emergency procedures

Assessment Methods

Independently assessment by City & Guilds. This will be an online assessment in a multi choice format.

Progression Options

City & Guilds assessments in PA6/AW & PA2 applicator training.

Course Summary

Course Title Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1)
Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

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