Level 2 Award in The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Variable Geometry Boom or Broadcast Sprayers (Online)

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
MCQ Paper AND Practical assessment/demonstration/assignment
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical

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.We've developed this qualification in direct response to this requirement.You'll earn a recognised qualification that reflects the national standards for the type of role you perform.

Overview in brief

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.

We've developed this qualification in direct response to this requirement.

You'll earn a recognised qualification that reflects the national standards for the type of role you perform.

The finer details

Our qualification is available for learners aged 16+.

You'll enhance your knowledge, understanding, and ability in the application of pesticide using variable geometry boom or broadcast sprayers.

We've designed this qualification with both those new to the job and who have already established themselves in a pesticide-based role in mind.

This qualification will provide you with the mandatory unit - Principles of the Safe Use and Application of Pesticides, which you'll do online.

Who should attend?

This qualification is suitable for those entering work, those who have established themselves in a role and those working at technician/supervisory/management levels.

What will be covered?

This qualification covers:

  • The regulations regarding safe use of pesticides
  • Pesticide product information
  • Hazards and risks associated with pesticides
  • Personal safety when using pesticide mists and fogs
  • 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 boom and broadcast sprayers.

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