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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 250.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides qualification. The course also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day.

Entry requirements

You must have passed your PA1 Foundation module.

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. You should also be proficient in the use and operation of a tractor.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Development of knowledge and understanding of current legislation
  • Applying pesticides safely with a field crop sprayer fitted with nozzles
  • Identifying and selecting attachments, preparing machinery and calibrating
  • Operating equipment and conforming with current legislation/codes of practice
  • Disposal of unwanted pesticides/containers and cleaning equipment
  • Identifying faults and conditions when spraying is not advisable and may cause harm to self/others

How will I be assessed?

There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day from the training. Tests are organised by NPTC.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
  • Spray suit
  • Rubber gloves approved for pesticide use
  • 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 variety 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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