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Suite of Pesticide Qualifications

These qualifications are for operators of pesticide application equipment. They confirm occupational competence and are specified by the Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD) where appropriate as the recognised Licence to Practice for the industry.

  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (PA2)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Variable Geometry Boom or Broadcast Sprayers (PA3) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pelleted or Granular Pesticides Using Mounted or Trailed Applicators (PA4) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Boat Mounted Equipment (PA5) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (PA6) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides from the Air (PA7) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Mixing and Transferring of Pesticides (PA8) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Mists, Fogs and Smokes (PA9) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Dipping of Plant Material in Pesticides (PA10) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Treatment of Seeds with Pesticides (PA10) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides to Plant Material During a Continuous Flow Process (PA12) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Sub Surface Application of Liquid Pesticides (PA13) (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Specialist Equipment (PASC) (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in Responsible Pesticide Management (PA-RPM) (QCF)

Suite of Forestry and Arboriculture Qualifications

These practical qualifications provide the knowledge, skills and understanding, valued by employers, enabling learners to work within the forestry and arboriculture industry. The mandatory qualifications are essential pre-requisites to many other qualifications at both level 2 and 3. The range of qualifications allows learners to progress from basic skill levels and knowledge within ground and aerial units. The mandatory qualifications are needed to enter the industry. Learners can progress from Level 2 to Level 3.

  • Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting Units 201 & 202 (CS30)
  • Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm Unit 203 (CS31)
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use on a Powered Pole Pruner Unit 205 (CS48)
  • Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue Units 206 & 306 (CS38)
  • Level 3 Award in Felling & Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32)
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency Tree work Operations Unit 305 (CS50)
  • Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Pruning Unit 307 (CS40)
  • Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-fall Techniques Unit 308 (CS39)
  • Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rigging Unit 309 (CS41)

Brushcutters, Stump Grinders and Woodchippers Qualifications

  • Certificate of Competence in Brushcutting Operations
  • Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chippers
  • Certificate of Competence in Stump Grinding Operations
  • Certificate of Competence in Forestry Machine Operations
  • Certificate of Competence in Thorough Inspection of Arboricultural Equipment
  • Certificate of Competence in Utility Arboriculture

Machinery Landbased

There is a wide range of machinery used in the land-based industries. Understanding machinery maintenance and safe operational skills are key to efficient use, good working practice and preventing accidents, leading to business benefits in terms of less machinery damage and down time.

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers
  • Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Ride-On Self Propelled Mowers
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Mowers
  • Level 2 Award in Agricultural Tractor Driving and Related Operations
  • Award in Compact Tractor Driving and Related Operations
  • Level 2 Award In Sit Astride All Terrain Vehicle Handling
  • Level 2 Award in Sit In All Terrain Vehicle Handling
  • Award in Land-based Forklift Truck Operations (Rough Terrain, Masted and Telescopic Types)
  • Level 2 Award in Land-based Forklift Truck Operations (Counterbalance Type)
  • Level 2 Award in Land-based Forklift Truck Operations (Reach Truck, Side Loader and Oder Picker
  • NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush-cutters and Trimmers
  • NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Handheld Leaf Blowers and Vacuums
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Shredders in Amenity Operations
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush-cutters and Trimmers
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Leaf Blowers and Vacuums
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Shredders in Amenity Operations
  • Level 2 Award in Agriculture Machine Maintenance
  • Level 2 Award in Off Road Driving
  • Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Turf Maintenance Equipment

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