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Pesticide Application (PA4): Pelleted or Granular Pesticides - Mounted or Trailed Applications (Units S or G) NPTC Level 2 Award

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    Call our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email to register your interest and see when we may next be running these courses.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course – you will just an interest in learning the basics of pesticide application.

Course content

On completion you will:

  • Know the legislative and safety regulations relating to the application of granular pesticides
  • Be able to assess the environmental factors relating to the application site
  • Be able to read and interpret product information
  • Be able to prepare and calibrate the application equipment
  • Be able to operate the application equipment
  • Know how to carry out post-operational procedures

Further study and career options

The qualification gained from completing this course will be beneficial for you career if you work in the agriculture and horticulture industries, or if you are self-employed in such a role as gardener or groundskeeper. You can also also study Pesticide Application (PA2): Ground Crop Sprayer NPTC Level 2 Award, and Pesticide Application (PA6A): Hand Held Applicators NPTC Level 2 Award.

Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 29/03/2021 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1311S6
1 day 17/05/2021 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1311S7
1 day 01/06/2021 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1311S8
1 day 19/07/2021 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1311S9

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.