For Dates of Upcoming Courses Email Now


Pesticide Spraying Training Course

Safe Use Of Pesticides Replacing Grandfather Rights

Course Objectives

  • Identify an operators responsibilities under current codes of practice relating to the use of pesticides on own land
  • Explain the relevance of product label information
  • Identify possible routes of pesticide contamination
  • Identify appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for pesticide application
  • Identify the symptoms of pesticide contamination
  • Explain appropriate procedures for dealing with pesticide contamination
  • State how pesticides should be stored and transported
  • Identify appropriate methods of reducing waste from pesticide application
  • State how to manage and dispose of surplus concentrate and dilute pesticides
  • State how to manage and Dispose of waste materials arising from pesticide operations
  • Identify the records required to comply with legislation and best practice in respect to pesticide operations
  • Identify the risks to the environment from pesticides
  • Describe how to carry out pesticide application to minimise the risk to the environment
  • Explain appropriate procedures for dealing with environmental contamination from pesticides
  • Appropriate use of equipment according to your optional selections  –  See below in course content

Who is the course for? 

Only candidates born before 31st December 1964 are eligible to take this qualification.   There is no upper age limit.

This qualification is specifically for those who were previously exempt under ‘Grandfather Rights’ who apply pesticides on land they own occupy.  From 26th November 2015 under the requirements of the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulation a training  certificate or Certificate of Competence is required for anyone who is going to apply any professional product. This qualification satisfies those requirements and will be awarded to Candidates who achieve the required level of competence in the units to which their Certificate relates.

Due to the use of pesticides, it is important that you are able to read and interpret product information and have basic understanding of maths in order to participate in this course.


CITY & GUILDS NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use Of Pesticides Replacing Grandfather Rights


Two day course – classroom and practical sessions.

This course is independently assessed on a separate day to  City & Guilds NPTC standards and criteria.

Course Content

One Mandatory Unit and one additional optional unit:

Mandatory  – Unit 1 The principles of safe handling and application of pesticides on own land

Plus one optional unit from any of the following:

  • Optional Unit – Unit 2 Hand held pesticide application on own land
  • Optional Unit – Unit 3 Operating machines to apply pesticides to own land
  • Optional Unit – Unit 4 Applying pesticides using other specific equipment or methods

Facilities/Equipment Required

Classroom and practical training sessions


Training (2 days) – £250+VAT

NPTC test – £235+VAT

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund