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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

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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 before taking the PA6 assessment. The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • General safety and routine maintenance of the sprayer
  • Adjustment, setting and calibration
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides
  • Operating the hand-held sprayer
  • Decontamination of the sprayer and protective sprayer

How will I be assessed?

There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day.

Tests are organised by NPTC and can be taken at College or on your own site.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped wellington boots
  • Spray suit
  • Rubber gloves approved for pesticide use
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on site if you wish to purchase your lunch at College)

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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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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