FEPA PA1 and PA6 Safe Use of Pesticides Practical (NPTC)
These courses are designed for Sprayer Operators (Agricultural Equipment Operators) and all those whose work involves the use of pesticides.
Practical instruction is carried out by highly-qualified tutors at our extensive ornamental grounds, plant nursery, woodlands, and sports turf areas in the college, using both hand tools and modern machinery and equipment. Merrist Wood has developed an excellent reputation for horticultural expertise and coupled with our award-winning Learning Philosophy, we are able to offer a practical education, tailored to your needs.
PA1 is a theory-based unit and must be passed in conjunction with at least one of the practical-based units PA2 and / or PA6.
Please note: It is possible to take these courses separately. Please enquire for details:
PA1 (2 days) £235
PA6 (1 day) £330
Through theoretical sessions for PA1 and through practical sessions and practical assessment for PA6.
Trainees must be at least 16-years old and have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy.
For PA1 you will need:
For PA6 you will need:
- Your own personal protective equipment: overalls, wellington boots, protective gloves and face shield. Exact specifications will be included in the joining instructions
Following this course you can progress to PA2 which is spraying using a boom sprayer.