Who should do this course?
If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) (Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986) (as amended) to take this CoC qualification.
Anyone wishing to take who wishes to take this course must have completed and passed the PA1 – Safe Use of Pesticides ( Foundation) module.
Please note that assessments will usually take place on a separate day around 1-2 weeks after training.
This training is for a machine applicator and must be preceded by the PA1 or Foundation Module.
You will only be qualified once you have been assessed for both modules.
After 26th November 2015, it will be an offence for anyone to purchase Plant Protection Products (PPPs) authorised for professional use unless they have ensured that the intended end user has a Certificate of Competence.
If a person does not hold a Certificate of Competence, they need to obtain one by 26th November 2015 so that they can legally purchase and apply pesticides on their own land/property or that of their employer. This qualification will be the City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides Replacing Grandfather Rights.
Please note that assessments will usually take place on a separate day around 1-2 weeks after training to allow time to absorb the information given during training.
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