Pesticide Application - PA6A (NPTC) 021654

About the Course

Hand Held Applicator - Knapsack

This one day practical module should be taken after the PA1 module has been completed. The training is designed for operators using a knapsack sprayer with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to apply pesticides to land. Topics covered will include:

  • Preparation of equipment
  • Calibration
  • Record keeping
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.

Other application methods include:

PA6AW Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators Fitted with Hydraulic Nozzles or Rotary Atomisers to Apply Pesticides to or Near Water (using a knapsack in or near water)

PA6MC Operating other Hand Held Applicators Requiring Minimal Calibration (CDA Controlled Droplet Applicator)


Entry Requirements

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

They will not be allowed to start the course without the correct Personal Protective Equipment which should include:

  • Waterproof Wellington boots
  • 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.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available, please bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:8


Course Dates

Tuesday 5 December 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

[assessments on either Thursday 7 or Friday 8 December]

£310 per person (No places remaining)

Monday 11 December 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

[assessments on Tuesday 12 December]

£310 per person (No places remaining)


For group bookings please contact Short Courses 01245 424286