Pesticide Application: PA6 - Hand-held pesticide applicators

Qualification:Pesticide Application: PA6 - Hand-held Applicators

Accrediting Body
City & Guilds NPTC

So what makes this course special?
It gives you the practical skills and ethical understanding that is required prior to being assessed for the qualification, as required by legislation.

Safe use of Pesticide: PA6. This course is suitable for those needing the legislative qualification for spraying, using hand held applicators. It is based around the National Proficiency Test Council PA6 (Hand Held Applicators) Test and is designed to help people to successfully prepare for their tests. Note that this course includes as standard some of the content required for PA6 aw, for the application of pesticide on or near water. For those wishing to attain the PA6aw qualification will need further tutoring and be re examined. The course lasts for one day, with attendance required to sit the test on another day following the course.

So what is involved?

  • Preparing the equipment and checking components
  • Operating the hand held equipment in a variety of operating circumstances
  • Out of season maintenance and storage
  • General Safety
  • Calibrating the hand held equipment
  • Decontamination of equipment and protective clothing
  • Daily check
  • Review

Entry Requirements
Candidates must pass their PA1 assessment prior to completing testing for PA6.

Certification/Award on Completion
NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides - Module PA6 Hand Held Pesticide Applicators.

What you will need to bring
Appropriate PPE, passport photograph, notebook and pen.


Course Dates
Course dates are scheduled on demand. Please contact us to register your interest


1 day plus 1 day for the assessment.

Start/Finish Times
9:00 am to 5.00 pm approximately.


North West based with nationwide operations. We can offer In house training.


£270 per candidate, this includes NPTC/City & Guilds registration and assessment fees


*Note PA6AW can be added if required

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


Cityscape Academy
Houldsworth Business & Arts Centre
Houldsworth Mill
Houldsworth Street


Tel: 0845 643 1165

/ 0161 850 1603