Knapsack Spraying Certificate – PA1 & PA6aw

[August 2018] Last Week PCA Technical Manager for Invasive Weeds, Peter Fitzsimons, completed his NPTC ‘Knapsack spraying’ certificate (PA1/PA6aw). This has helped Peter understand more about the standards used to assess Japanese knotweed technicians. These tests are a statutory requirement for the use of herbicides etc. in the weed control sector.  Peter said “Having now Read the full article…

Six more Apprentices gain their Level 2 NVQ’s 

[June 2018] This month we were delighted to issue six more Level 2 NVQ certificates in Insulation and Building Treatments (Wood Preserving & Damp-proofing) to candidates that have now completed their PCA Apprenticeship programme. This brings the total number of NVQ’s issued under the PCA Damp & Timber Apprenticeship (SAP) Read the full article…

Comprehensive Training Programme for 2018 from PCA

[February 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of professional development training for 2018. The PCA has invested significant resources into developing a comprehensive portfolio of courses throughout the year in areas including condensation, damp and timber preservation, residential ventilation, structural waterproofing, invasive Read the full article…

Century milestone for Japanese knotweed qualification

A national trade body has reached a significant milestone after awarding a key professional qualification for the 100th time. The Property Care Association (PCA) developed the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK) to provide a recognised standard for the invasive weed control sector. Consultant ecologist Peter Watson has become the Read the full article…

Trade body reaches landmark milestone

The Property Care Association (PCA) is the only provider of Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) status – a vital standard for surveyors within the remedial property industry. The PCA is proud that it has reached a significant milestone by awarding this key professional qualification for the 1,000th time. The body, which Read the full article…