This is a foundation theory course for pesticide application. The foundation module should be studied prior to any other FEPA module.
The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
The course will cover:
There is an online GOLA computer-based multi-choice theory test set by NPTC. The test will be on a separate day from the training and test dates will be issued during the training day.
The foundation module FEPA PA1 must be passed prior to taking any other FEPA test.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics. Please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.