Pesticide Application - PA2A (NPTC) 021650

About the Course

Ground Crop Sprayer - Mounted or Trailed

This one day practical module should be taken after the PA1 module has been completed. The training is designed for operators who apply pesticides from a conventional boom sprayer with hydraulic nozzle and/or rotary atomiser. Topics covered will include:

  • Safe driving practice
  • Calibration
  • Post-spraying procedures
The one day training will be followed by an NPTC assessment (to be arranged).

The module requires an understanding of pesticide labels and regulations. This is in compliance with regulations and directives from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Calculations and interpreting information is an integral part of the training.

Entry Requirements

Participants may attend training however City & Guilds state participants must not go forward for testing until the PA1 unit has been achieved.

Participants must have at least six months experience of driving a tractor. They will not be allowed to start the course without the correct Personal Protective Equipment which should include:

  • Waterproof Wellington boots, preferable steel toe capped
  • Sprayer face shield
  • Type 5/6 disposable coveralls
  • Unlined nitrile gloves
By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4

Qualification Guidance


Course Dates

Tuesday 4 October 2022 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

[assessment Wednesday 5 October]

£380 per person (1 places available)


For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286