East Malling Short Courses

PA1 and PA6a combined course


Course dates available:

July 23, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
August 19, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
September 09, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
November 18, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent

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Related assessments:

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Cost: £595
Duration: 3 Days
Certification: L2 NPTC City & Guilds or LANTRA equivalents
Assessment Type: online evolve test followed by 2 hour practical test bookable on another day.
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

Run over 3 days this course covers both PA1 and Pa6a units. PA6aw may be added for an extra minimal charge.

Pesticides application PA1 PA6a combined course is typically run over 3 days  once a month and can include PA6aw as an extra unit.

Information for each unit can be found on the individual pages.

If you wish to take all 3 units then just book for PA1 and PA6a and tell us in the comments box that you wish to take PA6aw as well.

It is  just an extra £80 to take PA6aw at the same time as PA1 and PA6a but if you need to return at a future date to take it on its own the charge will be £290.

You will need to be at least 18 years old to attend training with us.


  • Parking is available in the car park at the Conference Centre. Please follow the signs which will direct you. A map and directions are enclosed/attached.
  • Refreshments will NOT be provided please bring your own lunch, snacks, and drinks. Sandwiches and snacks and drinks can be purchased at our on site café which is open 10am to 2pm
  • Please bring with you pen and paper. We will supply a knapsack sprayer for each trainee.
  • Spray suits and gloves will be NOT  be provided. Please bring your own.. We will provide visors unless you wish to bring your own (recommended). You will not require PPE for the PA1 training (first day).
  • Spray suits (for PA6 units only) are available to buy at a price of £20.00 each if you prefer but we have a limited supply. Gloves are £10 each
  • You will also need to provide your own Wellington boots. (For PA6a only)
  • Please wear or bring suitable, comfortable clothing including waterproofs since some of your course will take place outside. (For PA6 units)


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