Pesticide Application PA4S (NPTC)

CPD and short courses (short course)


Half day


Further your knowledge and skills in pesticide application from a mounted or trailed granule applicator. Our half-day course at Writtle College is accredited by NPTC.

Who should attend?

Our course is suitable for operators who have at least six months' experience of driving a tractor, and have previously completed the PA1 Foundation Module.


Dates are to be confirmed.

Please register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when dates are arranged.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least six months' experience of driving a tractor. You will not be allowed to start the course without the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) which should include:

  • waterproof Wellington boots, preferable steel toe capped
  • sprayer face shield
  • type 5/6 disposable coveralls
  • unlined nitrile gloves.

City & Guilds states that students cannot go forward for testing until the PA1 unit has been achieved.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

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