Safe and Sustainable Use of Herbicides

Our NEW “Safe and Sustainable Use of Herbicides” course is ideal for all involved in weed management. This provides existing herbicide technicians with an opportunity to refresh their National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC)/Lantra basic training and, for others, an introduction to the world of herbicides. In particular, candidates will learn about herbicide products and regulations and the need to ensure they are used in a targeted way optimising their effectiveness and minimising environmental impact.

This is tailored CPD training for all those working in the Invasive Weed sector to not only develop knowledge, but ensure standards are upheld. What’s more, this is available now and is FREE CPD Training for PCA Members ONLY! This course is open to non-PCA members and ALL candidates can claim 6 BASIS points too!

Fees for non-PCA Members
£25+ VAT

If you are a PCA member you will be given a discount code to enter at the point of checkout to activate the ‘FREE’ offer.

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The Amenity Standard

The Amenity Standard is a sector-specific initiative enabling contractors to demonstrate their adherence to ‘best practice’ in the use of herbicides. As a Scheme Operator for The Amenity Standard, the training we provide meets the scheme’s requirement that technicians have achieved CPD points in relation to PA1/PA06 knowledge and skills.

Structure of online Herbicides training

The “Safe and Sustainable Use of Herbicides” course is divided into three modules:

Module 1: Herbicide Products
  • Herbicide Products: Legal framework, Approvals and Controls
  • Product Labels
  • Integrated Weed Management
Module 2: Application Methods and Equipment
  • Application Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Herbicide Application
Module 3: Record keeping & Waste Management
  • Records of Use
  • Post Application
  • Waste Handling

After each module there will be opportunities to complete a short on-line quiz, comprising of questions based on the module they have just taken. Candidates will see immediately if they have answered correctly, and if not, are able to answer the question again before moving on.

At the end of all three modules there will be a test for those who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate which helps them meet the requirements of the Amenity Standard.

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Who is the Herbicides training course for?

Similar to our traditional classroom-based training, this course will be open to both PCA members and non-members.

Aimed at theoretical and practical aspects of herbicide use, this course is perfect for anyone involved in invasive weed management who wish to update their knowledge and skills especially the practice of Integrated Weed management. However, admin/surveyor staff will also find it a useful introduction to herbicides and their use and we encourage all to register.

This is a great way to access training as the remote format enables candidates to complete the modules at their own pace, either in an office or home environment. We estimate this will take candidates approximately 4 hours, which can be completed consecutively or at varying times over the 7 day period.

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Benefits of online Herbicides Training

  • ‘Best practice’ application of herbicides with a focus on herbicide product labels
  • Understand the legally-binding nature of Conditions of Use and how to ensure compliance
  • Refresh knowledge of knapsack applicators, their calibration and types of nozzles used
  • Learn the check procedures required prior to pesticide application, plus all aspects of record keeping
  • Raise awareness of good spray techniques, minimising personal and environmental exposure
  • Highlight and discuss the potential value of non-herbicidal approaches to weed control
  • Covid-Safe Training: Guarantee a risk-free environment for your employees
  • Fits your employee’s flexible lifestyles
  • Reduces your company’s environmental impact

Information on Booking

This course is available through our online training school where candidates have the flexibility to enrol and sign up and complete to suit their schedule.

Once candidates have clicked the button below, you will need to create an account if you haven’t already. Once this step has been completed you will have the option to pay for the course and be given immediate access to the learning materials.

Access will be available for 7 days, enabling candidates to complete the course at their leisure. All course material and your compliance certificate must be downloaded within this timeframe, as this is an automated process and will expire beyond that date.

Fees for non-PCA Members
£25+ VAT

If you are a PCA member you will be given a discount code to enter at the point of checkout to activate the ‘FREE’ offer.

Book Now >>

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If you are unsure about any of the details or you simply have a few questions, then give us a call on 01480 400000. A member of our Training Team will be happy to help guide you. 

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