Earn a nationally-recognised qualification to use pesticides safely.
Since 2015, anyone buying a pesticide authorised for professional use must obey a key legal requirement.
The law demands that the pesticide will be used either by the holder of a relevant certificate, or by a person working under the direct supervision of someone who holds one.
That's where our qualification comes in.
It's been developed in direct response to that legal requirement for pesticide use.
You'll earn a recognised qualification that reflects the national standards for the type of role you perform.
Our qualification is available for learners aged 16+.
You'll develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the safe use and application of pesticides using hand-held equipment.
It's perfect for anyone new to the job.
It's also designed for people who have already established themselves in a pesticide-based role, or anyone working at technician/supervisory/management levels.
There is a mandatory unit you'll need to work on - Principles of the Safe Use and Application of Pesticides.
Optional units are also available.
These cover the use of hand-held equipment fitted with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to be applied to land and/or land and water.
This qualification is suitable for those entering work, those who have established themselves in a role and those working at technician/supervisory/management levels.
The qualification will assess your knowledge, understanding and competence in:
The regulations regarding safe use of pesticides
Pesticide product information
Hazards and risks associated with pesticides
Personal safety when using hand-held equipment
The measures to deal with pesticide poisoning
Safe working practices
The requirements for protected areas
Environmental risks and protection of wildlife
How to deal with incidents
Factors to consider when using pesticides with hand-held equipment.