To use the various pesticides and chemicals in the land based industries, the operator must hold an appropriate Certificate of Competence. In our world of Pesticide Application the Awarding Body is City & Guilds NPTC .
The route to Certification is modular. Like building blocks that you achieve in logical stages, until you have the Certification you need to use Pesticides appropriate to your workplace.
PA1 – Pesticide Application no. 1 – is the foundation module and is a theory based training day. This is completed by everybody irrelevant to what method of pesticide application they are aiming for.
To complete the qualification PA1 must be followed up by one of the practical application below:
PA2a Ground Crop Sprayer Mounted or Trailed with a tractor or an ATV
PA3 Broadcast Sprayer or Boom Sprayer
PA4G Pesticide Granule Applicator
Pa4S Pesticide Slug Pellet Applicator
PA5 Boat Mounted Applicators
PA6 Hand Held Applicators
PA7 Aerial Application – Pilot
PA9 Fogging, Misting and Smokes
9A10 Batch Dipping
PA11 Seed Treating Equipment
PA12 Application of Pesticides to Material as a continuous process via conveyor
PA13 Sub Surface Liquid Applicator
It is highly recommended that a training course for each module is undertaken before the Independent Assessment by an NPTC Assessor is arranged. Newlands Training delivers both the training and assessments that you require.