What will I learn?
This one day training course covers the requirements of the Control of Pesticides Regulations and prepares operators for the NPTC Certificate of Competence Test, which may be taken at any time after the course. Course features include preparing the applicator for work, calibration and operation, correct application rates, risks to yourself, other people and the environment, use of the information detailed on product labels, daily and routine maintenance on the applicator, cleaning personal protective equipment and application equipment.
* The Fees shown include the PA6 NPTC Registration Fee and Assessments Fees
Further details of the course content which covers the assessment can be found at:
Where will it lead me?
This one day course prepares operators for the NPTC Certificate of Competence Test, which may be taken at an agreed time and date after the course. This would normally be within three weeks.
Must have completed the Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 Course or Qualification.
Can choose just PA2 as well according to their requirements.
Fee Details 1
Free if unemployed or low wage (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)
Fee Details 2
Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:
Cambridge and Peterborough
Greater London Authority
Liverpool City Region
North of Tyne Combined Authority
West of England
Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.
^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/
If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.
For further information on fee remission
details linked to the above Fee
Code – refer to our PT Application form on
Level of Study:Part-Time
- 06/12/2022 - 07/02/2023 (VQPA6/PG04)
- 10/01/2023 - (VQPA6/PG05)
- 07/02/2023 - (VQPA6/PG06)
- 07/03/2023 - (VQPA6/PG07)
- 28/03/2023 - (VQPA6/PG08)
- 16/05/2023 - (VQPA6/PG09)
- 13/06/2023 - (VQPA6/PG10)
- 05/07/2023 - (VQPA6/PG11)