AVAILABLE THROUGH: Bicton College | LEARNING AREAS: Agriculture & Countryside Management COURSES

Safe Use of Pesticides – Foundation Module & Field Crop Sprayer Module PA1 & PA2

Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: Professional Qualification Agriculture & Countryside Management

This module is the first step towards achieving the NPTC Certificate of Competence in Safe Use of Pesticides.

Assessment is by on-line computer-based test, and takes place at the end of Day 1 training.

This module must be completed before progression to other levels of certification.


PA2 Pesticide Application – Field Crop Sprayer Module

This course is for those intending to apply pesticides using a tractor-mounted or self-propelled machine.

Applicants must be able to drive a tractor.

Please note that spray suits are not provided for this course, you will need to have one to complete the training and assessment.

Dates and Venues

Courses take place once a month, please click on the Enrol button below to see next available dates.




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Course Duration

3 days

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age and have completed training and achievement of Foundation Module PA1 before progressing to PA2.

What You Will Study

PA1 – Foundation module includes;


label interpretation,

personal safety and personal protective equipment,

environmental considerations,

storage of pesticides and

transport of pesticides.


PA2 – Field Crop Sprayer module includes;


Health and safety

Personal protective clothing

Daily maintenance and cleaning

Layout of machine and liquid flow

Calibration of machine and operating techniques

What Next?

Please ensure you book onto the correct modules as we are unable to move candidates once they start the course.

For hand held applicators (knapsacks) please select PA1/6

For spraying using a tractor & boom sprayer please select PA1/2

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Safe Use of Pesticides - Foundation Module & Field Crop Sprayer Module PA1 & PA2

Start Date

This course is offered throughout the year, please contact us for the latest start dates.




3 days

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