East Malling Short Courses

Hand Held Applicators (PA6A)


Course dates available:

July 24, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
August 20, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
September 10, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent
November 19, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent

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Cost: £295
Duration: 1.5 Days
Certification: Level 2 City & Guilds NPTC or LANTRA
Assessment Type: NPTC independent or LANTRA integrated assessments are available.
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

This course covers all safety checks, calibration, maintenance and correct use of hand held pesticides applicators.


Safe use of hand held applicators (including pedestrian controlled machines but excluding misters and foggers).

City & Guilds NPTC or LANTRA qualifications are available.

We routinely run PA1,PA6a and/or PA6aw over 3 days. 
Please let us know if you would like to do this.
The price for PA1 and PA6a is £575 and for PA1, PA6a and PA6aw is £650


NPTC assessment guidance can be found here.

LANTRA course information can be found here

The NPTC assessment for this unit will be in the form of an independent practical test and can take up to 2.5 hours. Candidates are allocated a choice of dates and times and are able to choose time slots to suit their work commitments.

Candidates must have successfully achieved their PA1 assessment prior to being assessed for this unit.

Due to the COVID-19 situation you must supply your own spray suit, visor, gloves and wellington boots.


We can supply all PPE and equipment for this training except wellington boots which you must bring yourself.
You are welcome to use your own PPE provided it conforms to regulations.
Alternatively you can buy PPE from us for your own personal use.

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