PA1 and PA6A Training Course

PA1 and PA6A Training Course

PA1 and PA6A Training Course - On site at Provender Nurseries


25th - 27th April - Training 

W/C 2nd May - Assessment ( times and dates confirmed during the training )

Course Programme

Day One - PA1

Day Two – PA1 Revision, PA1 Online Assessment, Start PA6A

Day Three – PA6A


PA1 –Online Assessment held on site on day two of the training course. 33 Multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour

PA6A – Practical assessment is approximately two hours, carried out by an NPTC Assessor on a one to one basis

Course Pre-requisites and Equipment required to bring to the training: -

PA1 – Pen, Lunch, Photographic Identification for the assessment e.g. Passport, Driving Licence, gloves for the online assessment

PA6A - Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Coveralls, Rubber Boots, Gloves, Face shield, (PPE can be purchased during the training if required), Measuring jug, Tape Measure (30m), Markers, Calculator, Knapsack Sprayer (Clean and serviceable) Knapsack sprayers will be available for training, You are required to have your own sprayer for the assessment. Appropriate outdoor clothing (Training still takes place in the rain, wind, hail, snow)

Course Content


  • Know the legislative requirements and codes of practice relating to the use of
  • pesticides
  • Understand the relevance of product information
  • Know how to minimise the risk of human contamination and implement emergency
  • procedures
  • Know how to store and transport pesticides safely
  • Know how to manage and dispose of surplus pesticide and waste materials
  • Know the record keeping requirements
  • Know how to minimise the risk of environmental contamination and implement
  • emergency procedures


  • Know the legislative and safety regulations relating to applicator use
  • Be able to assess the environmental factors relating to mixing and application
  • Be able to read and interpret product information
  • Be able to prepare and calibrate a hand-held pedestrian applicator
  • Be able to operate the application equipment
  • Know how to carry out post-operational procedures

Assessment Schedule: -

PA1 -


Training Cost Per Candidate: - £270.00

Assessment Cost Per Candidate: - £275.00 (Payable directly to Field Based Assessment)

To book a place or make an enquiry please email: -

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