FEPA PA1 and PA6 Safe Use of Pesticides Practical (NPTC)

Course overview

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.

PA1 covers the following:

  • Codes of practice for plant protection products
  • Personal protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental issues including
  • Dealing with Bees and Dealing with Watercourses

Trainees must be at least 16-years old and have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy.

PA6 is designed for sprayer operators and all those whose work involves the use of pesticides.

The PA6 course includes:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Interpreting product information from product labels
  • Mixing the correct amount of pesticide/chemical safe application
  • Weather conditions

Please bring your own personal protective equipment: overalls, wellington boots, protective gloves and face shield.
Candidates must have passed the PA1 module.

The course tuition fee does not include the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC ) registration or assessment fees.

Please note: If you wish to take the assessment at the end of this course and qualify for your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card and certificate, you will need to pay a registration and assessment fee. Assessment dates are discussed at enrolment.

PA1

  • Registration: £33.00
  • Assessment: £29.00

PA6

  • Registration: £33.00
  • Assessment: £125.00

Therefore, if you are paying for registration and assessment, with the addition of the tuition fee, total payment would be:

PA1
£227.00

PA6
£323.00

For PA1 and PA6
£550

All fees are payable to us.

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:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Notebook
  • Calculator

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.

Course Starts in 22 Days

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.