Course: NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides – Slug Pellet PA4

Department: Agriculture

Type: Short Course

Duration: Two days

The Course

This course is designed for spray operators and pest control technicians who wish to apply slug pellets and granular pesticides.

Upon successful completion of this course candidates will receive an NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Granular Application PA4. This qualification is issued for life, however NPTC recommend that refresher training is carried out every three to four years.

As well as being held at Riseholme College this course can be delivered on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.

What You Study

This qualification teaches the candidates to:

  • Safe driving practice
  • Preparation of prime mover
  • Identification and selection of calibration techniques
  • Identification and rectification of faults
  • Post operation maintenance

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553181 or email

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Entry Requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years old.

Candidates much have successfully achieved NPTC Level Two Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides - Foundation Unit PA1 prior to attending this course.

There are no other formal entry requirements for this qualification however candidates will be required to supply their own personal protective equipment which should consist of:

  • Type 6 limited splash coverall
  • Nitrile rubber gloves (0.5mm thick, 300mm long)
  • Wellies
  • Faceshield

Harry Middleditch

Farm Management Development Programme

Harry Middleditch is a 25-year-old Assistant Farm Manager for D F Middleditch & Son based on the Essex / Suffolk border. They farm approximately 1000 acres of combinable crops, as well as having a flock of 50 pedigree Hampshire Down sheep and 100 Poll Dorset Ewes. A 2017 delegate, see what Harry thought of the Farm Management Development Programme...