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L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (QCF) (PA2a)

About the course

This training and assessment programme only covers Unit 111 of the Award, Operating Mounted, Trailed and Self Propelled Hydraulic Nozzle or Rotary Atomiser Horizontal Boom Sprayers (PA2A)

Operating Mounted, Trailed and Self Propelled Hydraulic Nozzle or Rotary Atomiser Horizontal Boom Sprayers

The assessment is held on a separate day by appointment, usually the following week

Course Coverage

Inspection of the prime mover (Eg. Tractor)

Inspection of the applicator and calibration

Safe Driving

Read and interpret product label

Mixing Pesticide

Environmental Risk Assessment

Safe and accurate Spraying

Cleaning spraying equipment

Application records

Entry Criteria / Additional Information

This training will be delivered using a compact tractor with a mounted boom sprayer. All candidates must be a competent tractor operator to undertake this course and be able to demonstrate two years work experience using tractors or hold a City & Guilds NPTC tractor driving and related operations certificate of competence

Candidates must have achieved the L2 Award in the Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1)

Candidates are expected to provide their own PPE for both the training and assessments. A list will be provided up on application

The tractor and sprayer is provided for both the training and assessment


The full cost of this course is £260. If candidates meet the below criteria then they will be only billed for £130 following the course (applicable to courses running on / after 1st April 2022):

* UK Citizen / Legal permission to live and work in UK

* Lived in UK/EU for 3 years

* Not attending school, college or university, an apprentice or training as part of any full or part time, government funded training programme.

* Not in custody as a prisoner or on remand.

If the candidate can provide evidence of being in receipt of Universal Credit or is earning less than £17 004 per year (£19 503 for Liverpool City Region Residents) then this course is FREE. If candidates feel they may qualify for a fully funded course then they should email evidence of their benefits / wages to adultskillsenrolment@myerscough.ac.uk along with their full name, the course title and date of course booking.



Other units of the L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF)

L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF) - Near Water (PA6aw)

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Our own dairy cows


Myerscough College is one of the leading institutions for Agriculture in the UK. Our courses will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with the knowledge of crop and livestock technology as well as business enterprise.

There is currently a significant demand for highly trained and well educated professionals to enter the industry. This has been fuelled by the increasing awareness that food production, farming, tourism, the environment and rural affairs are all interconnected.

Nicola Chappelhow
Nicola Chappelhow

They say: Nicola Chappelhow

"Myerscough gave me a great understanding of different types of agriculture and set me up nicely for my job as a milk recorder."


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Alumni – Oliver McEntyre

To anyone looking to study Agriculture or Countryside at Myerscough College, I’d say go, embrace it & leave with the knowledge that the qualification will stay with you for the rest of your career and open doors that might not have been opened without the time and experience Myerscough offers.

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