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



Type of study



  • 04/03/2024 - (VQPA1/FC07)
  • 25/03/2024 - (VQPA1/FC08)
  • 13/05/2024 - (VQPA1/FC09)
  • 10/06/2024 - (VQPA1/FC10)
  • 08/07/2024 - (VQPA1/FC11)




Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:00 - 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 to follow this training with either PA2, PA6 or both according to their requirements.

* Fees shown include the PA1 NPTC Registration Fee and Assessments.

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 be completed the day of the PA1 Training.
PA1 training would usually be followed by pesticide application course on consecutive days (such as PA6 or PA2) to complete qualification.