This introductory course will assist you in complying with current legislation surrounding the storage, record-keeping and environmental issues of pesticide use.
From 26 November 2015, due to a change in legislation, it will be an offence for anyone to use Plant Protection Products (PPPs) authorised for professional use unless they hold an appropriate qualification in the safe use of pesticides.
Previously, if you were born before 31 Dec 1964 you could use PPPs on your own land without the need for a qualification – this was known as ‘Grandfather Rights’.
Hadlow College offers 3 seperate pesticide courses, awarded by City & Guilds, that meet the legislation for sprayer operators and will entitle you to spray on your own property and on the property of others.
Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides. Comprising of 021649 - City &Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticide (PA1) and the appropriate application unit (eg PA2 for Boom sprayer pesticide application or PA6a for Hand-held applicators).
Further details of these qualifications can be found on www.nptc.org.uk.
This course is delivered at our Hadlow campus and Horticultre Skills Centre.
Our Horticulture Skills Centre is located:
Horticulture Skills Centre (opposite Eaglesfield Road)
NOTE: a PA1 certificate alone does not permit you to apply pesticides. A certificate for a 2nd practical module such as PA2 or PA6 is also required.
1 and a half consecutive days training, including the online assessment.
A good basic grasp of English and Mathematics.
Courses provided in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Greenwich council have various discounts available to residents of the Greenwich Borough. These include those who have a Greenwich One Card, are over 60 years old and those who receive benefits, please contact the Admissions team for further information.
Monday 13 March 2017 (9:00 - 16:00) & Tuesday 14 March 2017 (09.00 - 16.00) (Hadlow (1617F))
Monday 20 March 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) & Tuesday 21 March 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) (Hadlow (1617F))
Monday 10 April 2017 (9:00 - 16:00) & Tuesday 11 April 2017 (09.00 - 16.00) (Hadlow (1617G))
Monday 24 April 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) & Tuesday 25 April 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) (Hadlow (1617H))
Monday 8 May 2017 (9:00 - 16:00) & Tuesday 9 May 2017 (09.00 - 16.00) (Hadlow (1617H))
Monday 15 May 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) & Tuesday 16 May 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) (Hadlow (1617I))
Monday 17 July 2017 (9:00 - 16:00) & Tuesday 18 July 2017 (09.00 - 16.00) (Hadlow (1617I))
Monday 24 July 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) & Tuesday 25 July 2017 (09.30 - 16.30) (Hadlow (1617K))
Horticultural Skills Centre (opposite Eaglesfield Road),
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Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.