PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT) – Japanese knotweed

“This has given us a more confident and competent workforce as well as the technicians having the ability to answer questions from the client whilst on site.”
(Employer explaining the benefits of Technician Training for Japanese knotweed)

Who is this training course for?

Technicians and field operatives working on the control and management of Japanese knotweed.  This one day course is designed for new or experienced site workers who want to understand more about the plant and its eradication.

How is this training course structured?

The aim of this one day course is to provide delegates in a classroom environment with the technical, biological and academic principals that underpin the processes that lead to the safe, swift and reliable control of Japanese knotweed.

Topics covered:

  • The biology and ecology of the plant
  • How the plant grows and spreads
  • Its processes for propagation and the importance of biosecurity
  • Methods of control including: chemical, mechanical, biological and burial
  • The strengths and challenges that relate to each form of control
  • Site safety, waste disposal and the implications of poor site practice

The PCA recognises the importance for employees of having trained and qualified technicians and has developed a 60 minute multiple-choice examination to be held at the end of training.

Candidates who successfully pass the exam and also provide evidence of their PA1 and PA6w Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides, are entitled to refer to themselves as a PCA Qualified Technicians (PCA QT).


Click here to download the Japanese knotweed Technician Syllabus.

Available as an In House Training Option


Technician Training – Japanese knotweed Dates

Month Course Date
January 2019 Thurs 17th
October 2019  Thurs 10th
Technician (Japanese knotweed) Course Fees

Fees for PCA Members
£185 + VAT (1 day training including the examination)

Fees for non PCA Members
£240 + VAT (1 day training including the examination)

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment.  Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel. 0844 375 4301.

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