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FEPA PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides Award - 2018:19


Location:  Merrist Wood College
Course Code:  OC02LS1A035P
Year:  2018:19
Duration:  1 Day
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
  
Exam Board:  NPTC (previously known as National Proficiency Tests Council)
Level: 2
Fund Type: C: No fee remission available on this course
Tuition Fees: £ 165
Exam Fees: £ 0
   
26/11/2018Full
10/12/2018Full
18/03/2019Full
01/04/2019Places Available
08/07/2019Places Available
Subject Area


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Content / Overview


The fees shown do not include assessment fees which are payable directly to the assessment centre. Information on this will be included in the joining pack. Assessment dates are discussed/arranged during the course.

PA1 covers the following:

  • Codes of practice for plant protection products
  • Personal protective Equipment [PPE]
  • Environmental issues including Dealing with Bees and Dealing with Watercourses
This is a theory based unit and must be passed in conjunction with at least one of the practical based units [PA2 and/or PA6].

Trainees must be at least 16 years old.

Why Study Here 


Practical instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds, plant nursery, woodlands and sports turf areas at the College, using both hand tools and modern machinery and equipment. Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture. The diverse range of plants in the College’s 280 hectare estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for horticulture students.



Suitable For 


These courses are designed for sprayer operators and all those whose work involves the use of pesticides.


Application Method 


Apply direct – no interview necessary

Entry Requirements 


Trainees must be at least 16 years old and have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy.



Delivery Method 


Through theoretical sessions.


Assessment

This is a theory based unit and must be passed in conjunction with at least one of the practical based units [PA2 and/or PA6]. It is assessed by an online multiple choice exam.

Further Study 


Apply for other related courses


Additional Information 


The fees shown do not include assessment fees which are payable directly to the assessment centre. Information on this will be included in the joining pack. Assessment dates are discussed/arranged during the course.




All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').

 

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