If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required by the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations (2012) to take these (or LANTRA equivalent) qualifications.
Further information regarding legislation can be found here.
East Malling Short Courses can provide training for the NPTC City and Guilds Units, commonly known as PA1, PA2, PA3, PA6 etc or the LANTRA equivalent units where available.
What you can expect from us:
If you have specific enquiries or questions about which unit you require, or which category of machine you have please ask us. We can provide bespoke courses for you on your site or arrange for training here at East Malling.
Run over 3 days this course covers both PA1 and Pa6a units. PA6aw may be added for an extra minimal charge.Read more
The Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species has been developed in response to the need to control and eradicate non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.Read more
You'll develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the safe use and application of pesticides.Read more
This qualification is designed specifically for those who wish to use either self propelled, mounted or horizontal boom sprayers as part of their daily role.Read more
This qualification is designed specifically for those who wish to use either variable geometry boom or broadcast sprayers as part of their daily role.Read more
This course covers all safety checks, calibration, maintenance and correct use of hand held pesticides applicators. This covers pedestrian controlled machines but not misters and foggers.Read more