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PA2 (Unit 0216-50) City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Application of Pesticides Using Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed, Horizontal Boom Sprayers


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PA2 (Unit 0216-50) City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Application of Pesticides Using Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed, Horizontal Boom Sprayers – 23-24 June 2021
PA2 (Unit 0216-50) City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Application of Pesticides Using Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed, Horizontal Boom Sprayers – 11-12 August 2021
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Pesticides, whilst potentially harmful substances, are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use and application of pesticides

Successful completion of PA1 is a prerequisite to progress onto PA2

Equipment: Appropriate protective footwear (wellington boots or water-repellent boots with good grip are recommended)


Who is it for?

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage, handling, and application of pesticides using trailed or mounted boom equipment and maintaining handheld trailed and mounted boom type sprayers


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an NPTC Level 2 Award in the Principles of Safe Pesticide Application along with the NPTC Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers


This combined course is delivered over 2 days including assessment

What will I learn?

  • Risk assessment
  • Key aspects of legislation which apply to the use of pesticides
  • Interpreting labels and literature
  • Routes of contamination and personal hygiene
  • Pesticide contamination symptoms and how to deal with them
  • Identify, select, understand maintenance and storage of suitable and
  • Serviceable protective equipment
  • Operators responsibilities
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Transport/temporary storage of pesticides
  • Reducing needs for disposal
  • Disposal of containers, packaging, dilute and concentrated pesticide washings
  • Keeping records
  • Environmental and wildlife consideration
  • Safe and correct storage of pesticides
  • Emergency procedures
  • Legal requirements and safety regulations
  • General operator safety
  • Applicator controls and components
  • Liquid flow
  • Types of nozzle
  • Prepare the vehicle and sprayer for operation
  • Safe driving
  • Mechanical defects
  • Attaching the sprayer to the power unit
  • Lubrication of components
  • Functions of control panel (if applicable)
  • What to do if the system fails
  • Read and interpret product label
  • Setting and calibrating the sprayer
  • Checking the system before operating
  • Record keeping
  • Measuring, mixing and filling
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Safe and accurate spraying
  • Cleaning, maintenance and storage


You will be assessed by external and independent City & Guilds / NPTC assessors who will assess you by means of oral questioning and observation of practical tasks that you have undertaken during the training course.


23-24 June 2021, 11-12 August 2021


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