Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 2 days Level 2 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications Enquire

What’s it all about?

Learn the basics of spray application; hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment; the working principles of a knapsack; preparation of the applicator for work; nozzles; calibrating a knapsack; mixing, filling and site work; calibration, concentration method; decontamination, tank washing and storage.

You should hold a certificate of competence in the following unit:

- Level 2 Award in the Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1)

(Verification of this unit must be produced prior to the start of the course.)

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical and assessment leading to certification should take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course.

This is a short course. You will attend one day for training and one day for assessment.

This course will take place between 9am-4pm. Days dependent on booking availability.

Identify and describe how hand held applicators work; identify and select nozzles for various applications; achieve the required spray quality; carry out pre-start checks; calibrate the applicator; mix and fill applicator accurately and safely; operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations; prevent environmental hazards; decontaminate and store equipment.

City and Guilds

What’s next?

On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to safely operate pedestrian handheld equipment to apply pesticides. You will received an accrediation that will allow you to work in this area.

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