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The Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) NPTC – Award – Level 2



Type of study



  • 27/03/2023 - (VQPA1/FC08)
  • 15/05/2023 - (VQPA1/FC09)
  • 12/06/2023 - (VQPA1/FC10)
  • 04/07/2023 - (VQPA1/FC11)




Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:30 - 17:00

What will I learn?

This one day training course covers the requirements of the Control of
Pesticides Regulations and prepares operators for the NPTC Certificate of
Competence Test. The course covers legislation, precautions necessary to use a
product safely, using product label information, maintenance and storage,
personal protective equipment, using label information, COSHH risk assessment
and personal hygiene procedures, procedures for dealing with accidental personal
contamination, the storage of pesticides, disposal of empty pesticide
containers, surplus pesticide and washings, records and risks to people or the
environment. Participants can also choose either PA2, PA6 or both according to
their requirements.
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.

* Fees shown include the PA1 NPTC Registration Fee and Assessments. 
This course is part of PA2 and/or PA6.  Anyone who completes PA1 with us in
year (between 1/8/22 and 31/7/23) and is also enrolled to and completes one or
both PA2 or PA6 and was eligible for Full fee remission on one or both the PA2
or PA6 courses will be able to apply for a refund of their PA1 tuition
fees.  Please note PA1 tuition fees are payable in advance and only upon
completion of either PA2 and/or PA6 a refund for PA1 fees paid can be requested
– please contact
for further details.

Further details of the  course content which covers the assessment can
be found at:

Where will it lead me?

Prepares operators for the NPTC Certificate of Competence Test which will normally be taken on the day of the applicator (PA2 or PA6) training.