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Pesticide Application (PA6A): Hand Held Applicators NPTC Level 2 Award

  • L2

This course will cover all the topics associated with applying pesticides from pedestrian operated equipment.


Entry requirements

You will study the following topics:

  • Preparation of spray equipment
  • Applicator calibration
  • Record keeping
  • Operating techniques and safe application
  • Post-spraying procedures.

Further study and career options

'Application to Water' can be covered at the end of the PA6A course. This is a beneficial qualification for those working in the agriculture and horticulture industries or self employed in roles such as a gardener or groundskeeper. You can also study Pesticide Application (PA1): Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award, and Pesticide Application (PA2): Ground Crop Sprayer NPTC Level 2 Award.

Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Sales team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 17/07/2018 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1307S10
1 day 23/05/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College B1307S8

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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