Safe use of pesticides course offered by CAFRE

Date published: 31 January 2019

All professional users of pesticides must have a Certificate of Competence.

CAFRE offers a range of City & Guilds approved pesticide/spraying courses with the aim of developing people in the land-based and rural sectors. These courses are suitable for farmers/growers, farm family members, people over 16 years old, and those working in or operating agri-food and rural businesses.

Different types of pesticide application equipment need a different Certificate of Competence and all students are required to initially take and pass a PA1 theory module before they can complete any practical unit.

Once the PA1 theory unit has successfully been completed students can add a range of practical units as required

The next PA1 course will be delivered at Greenmount Campus on 11 February 2019.

The course covers:

  • Legislation
  • Interpreting product label
  • Personal safety and contamination
  • Pesticide and container storage
  • Disposals
  • Record keeping
  • Environmental factors

This module must be passed before a candidate can progress to the application modules.

The course is assessed by a multiple choice on line assessment which lasts one hour.

To book a place and attend the PA1 course at CAFRE, go to the CAFRE website.

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