Statutory Legislation controls the use of Pesticides within the United Kingdom. The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (amended 1997) requires anyone who uses Pesticides (approved for use in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry) in the course of business or employment to have received adequate instruction and guidance in the safe and efficient and humane use of such pesticides and to be competent in the duties to be undertaken. To comply with these guidelines users must have obtained a Certificate of Competence recognised by the Ministers and to this end they have recognised the City & Guilds Land Based Services (NPTC) Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.
The Award is made up on one compulsory Foundation Unit and then candidates have the option to select the Application Unit they wish to be assessed in. There is no limit to the number of application units you can hold.
All the Pesticide units are listed below along with the relevant assessment schedules.
PA1 – Foundation Module – PA1 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA1 Glossary – PA1 Glossary 0412
PA2 – Boom Sprayer – PA2 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA3 – Broadcast Sprayer with Air Assistance – PA3 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA5 – Boat Mounted Applicator – PA5 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA6 – Hand Held Applicators – PA6 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA7 – Aerial Application – PA7 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA8 – Mixer / Loader - PA8 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA9 – Fogging, Misting and Smokes – PA9 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA10 – Batch Dipping – PA10 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA11 – Seed treatment Equipment – PA11 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA12 – Application as a continuous process – PA12 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA13 – Sub Surface Liquid Pesticide Applicator – PA13 Assessment Schedule 0412
PA – SC Special Category – PASC Assessment Schedule 0412