NPTC Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted or Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (QCF) (PA2)
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About this course

This 1-day course is suitable for those who intend to work with a tractor mounted boom sprayer to distribute pesticides. Completion of this qualification enables you to meet the legislative requirements.

Please contact or 0845 345 2235 with any questions or if you are an employer enrolling one or more employees onto this course.

What will I learn?

The following topics will be covered:

  • Machine preparation, calibration
  • Pesticide handling
  • Pesticide application
  • Disposal of contaminated waste
  • Health, safety and legal requirements
Entry requirements

It is a condition of attending this course that you have previously achieved the Foundation Module, covering the health, safety and legal elements within NPTC Pesticide Application (PA1).


Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment will be a combination of observation of practical skills and questions and answers session to determine your level of knowledge and understanding of the module.

Assessment will be on a seperate time at a designated time, the assessment is aimed to be carried out within 7 days of the training; this is dependant on assessor availability.

Additional costs and information

The cost of the course includes course materials and assessment fees. VAT is not applicable.

The purpose of the NPTC assessment is to prove occupational competence; further charges apply if re-assessment is required

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.