Grandfather Rights - Changes to Pesticide Training

The current exemption in UK law, commonly known as "grandfather rights", allows anyone born before 31 December 1964 to use plant protection products authorised for professional use.

This exemption expires on 26 November 2015. After this date, it will be an offence for anyone to purchase plant protection products unless they have ensured that the intended end user has a Pesticide Application Certificate.

We can offer you pesticide application courses for:-

  • PA1 - Principles in safe pesticide application
  • PA6 - Hand Held Applicators
  • PA6AW - Applications in or near water
  • PA6INJ - Stem Injection

Call us to enquire 0845 643 1165 or email:

For more information or to apply for any of our courses:-

Trevor Jones:

Julia Gray:


Cityscape Academy
Houldsworth Business & Arts Centre
Houldsworth Mill
Houldsworth Street


Tel: 0845 643 1165

/ 0161 850 1603