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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

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Tuition (£): 200.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This is a foundation theory course for pesticide application. The foundation module should be studied prior to any other FEPA module.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Current legislation
  • Personal hygiene
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Transport and storage of pesticides
  • Disposal techniques
  • Record keeping
  • Interpreting product labels and literature
  • Selecting and using protective clothing
  • Dealing with contamination
  • Environmental safety

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)

What can I do after this course?

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.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Craig Gavagan

Craig Gavagan

A career in farming

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.
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