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L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF) (PA6a) - Preston (1)

About the course

This training and assessment programme only covers Unit 151 of the Award, Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators Fitted With Hydraulic Nozzles or Rotary Atomisers to Apply Pesticides to Land

The assessment is held on a separate day by appointment, usually the same week as the training.

Course Coverage

Applicator set-up Nozzles

Read and interpret labels

Calibration and calculation

Equipment

Environmental Risk Assessment

Application of pesticide to area

Cleaning sprayer and PPE Application Records

Course Fees / Funding

The fees for this course are allocated on a tiered system.

All candidates are initially billed the tier 2 rate. The College will review all applications and apply tier 1 or 3 fees/refunds where appropriate. It is the responsibility of the individual candidate to be aware of the tier they fall into and provide appropriate wage/ employment evidence or pay the necessary top up fee where needed.

Tier One- Full Cost (£240)

PA6a - Additional £135 billed following the course - £240 paid in total

  • *Candidates enrolled onto a full-time government funded course such as further education, apprenticeship, specific industry training course or have been enrolled for more than 42 days in the current academic year on one of these courses.

  • *Candidates who have not lived in the UK for three years/ None UK citizen (exception for candidates with refugee status)

  • *Candidates who have not reached their 19th birthday on or before 31st July of the academic year their course runs in (for example a candidate that has their 19th birthday on 1st August and then completes a course on 30th July the following year, is ineligible for additional funding and so falls into tier one full cost).

  • *Already taken and achieved this programme or one very similar with the same awarding body.

  • *Living in an area with a metropolitan mayor (with the exception of Liverpool City Region or Greater Manchester)

  • *Has already achieved the course with the same awarding body or a very similar course (for example PA6a and PA6aw are viewed as the same programme).

Tier Two- Co -Funded Rate (Payment rate on website £105)

PA6a - £105 - Book via the website

  • Candidates that meet the residency, age and course requirements (as per tier 3 – details below) but earn over the wage thresholds identified for the tier 3 full funding £20,319 (£30,600 for Liverpool City Region)

Tier Three- Fully Funded

You may be eligible for a refund of your course fees if you meet the requirements below. If you meet these requirements and would like to provide evidence before you book, then we will not take a payment for the course. Please contact adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk with a copy of your evidence and the course and date you wish to book on to.

  • *Earning less than £20 319 per year (based on past three months of payslips/P60 or verified accounts)/ (£30,600.40 in Liverpool City Region) OR in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance/ Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.

  • *Reached 19th birthday on or before 31st July of the academic year their course runs in (for example a candidate that has their 19th birthday on 1st August and then completes a course on 30th July the following year, is ineligible for additional funding and so falls into tier one full cost).

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

  • *Lived in UK 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 been enrolled on such a programme during the academic year of the short course.

  • * Not in custody as a prisoner or on remand.

  • * Has never completed and achieved the same or a very similar qualification with the same exam board.

  • *Living in a postcode area that is not covered by a metropolitan mayor (with the exception of Liverpool City Region or Greater Manchester)

  • * Hold official refugee status

Entry Criteria & Additional Information

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 confirmation of the course - please contact us on adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk if you require this sooner.

Sprayers are provided for both the training and assessment

Progression

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)

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

Fees

Some applicants for this course may be eligible to apply for a Forestry Training Grant to cover these course fees. Please refer to the supplementary information tagged to this factsheet for further information. Please ensure you use the Forestry Training Fee rate NOT the headline booking rate (if different) when applying for the course or we will bill you for the additional amount.

If your grant is approved please email adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk. Do not apply for the course using the online application system.

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