Pesticide Application PA6A - Hand held applicator (0216-54)

Course details


This course provides training for the Hand Held Pesticide Applicator test leading to the certificate of competence under the Pesticide Regulations if required. Subjects covered include: sprayer preparation, safety, calibration, operation, sprayer decontamination, maintenance and storage.


Pesticide Application PA1 - Safe Use of Pesticides (0216 - 49).

Course Details

  • Sprayer preparation
  • Nozzle selection
  • Sprayer decontamination
  • Maintenance and storage of the sprayer
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Calibration

Please bring:

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Lunch and Refreshments (if required).
  3. Suitable wellington boots, coverall and gloves as you will be required to wear them for the course.

You may also bring your own knapsack sprayer (as long as it is not contaminated), which can be used for the calibration exercise.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require the PA6AW training & Assessment (Spraying near Aquatic Water) please contact the centre as this will incur an additional cost

Course Assessment Method

NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) Certificate of Competence under the Pesticide Regulations. The external assessment will take place at the Rural Innovation Centre on a separate date - to be confirmed on the day of your the training. The assessment will last approximately 2 hours. Please be prepared to travel back to the centre.


19 Aug 2020

John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre

Manor Farm Harnhill CIRENCESTER GL7 5PU

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Places available: 6