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Pesticide Application PA6A

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day


Learn about using a knapsack sprayer with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to apply pesticides to land, with our accredited one-day course at Writtle College.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for operators who use a knapsack sprayer to apply pesticides to land.

In order to take the end-of-course assessment you should first have completed the Pesticide Application – PA1 foundation module.


Tuesday 16 April 2024
Assessments on Thursday 18, Monday 22 or Tuesday 23 April
Fully booked

Monday 22 April 2024
Assessments on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 or Thursday 25 April
Fully booked

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Assessments on Thursday 25, Friday 26 or Monday 29 April
Fully booked

Wednesday 22 May 2024
Assessment to be confirmed

Tuesday 28 May 2023
Assessment to be confirmed

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?

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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

In compliance with regulations and directives from the Health & Safety Executive, this course requires an understanding of pesticide labels and regulations.

To take part you must also wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), which should include:

  • waterproof wellington boots
  • sprayer face shield
  • type 5/6 disposable coveralls
  • unlined nitrile gloves.

We recommend that you first complete the one-day Pesticide Application – PA1 foundation module. City & Guilds NPTC, which accredits both courses, states that you cannot take the assessment for this PA6A until you've completed the PA1.

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

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