Japanese knotweed technician training
Created for technicians and field operatives working in 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.
Open to both PCA members and non-members alike, after successful completion of the Technicians exam for Japanese knotweed, successful candidates will gain ‘PCA Qualified Technician‘ (PCAQT)’ enabling you to demonstrate to employers and clients that you have proven competency and skills in providing solutions towards Japanese Knotweed.
What you will learn
This course teaches students in a classroom environment the technical, biological and academic principles that underpin the processes that lead to the safe and reliable control of Japanese knotweed.
Structure of the Japanese knotweed course
Combining classroom based instruction and practical hands-on exercises, the training course will cover topics including:
- 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
**Please note: The PCA recognises the importance for employees of having trained and qualified technicians. 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 (PCAQT).
What people say about our Japanese Knotweed training course
“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.”
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