Dates: Cost:250 euro Book Enquire

Programme purpose:

The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude to be able to apply pesticide correctly and safely using a boom sprayer.

Course contents

  • Why use pesticides?
  • Different pest control methods
  • Selection of suitable pesticides
  • Safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides
  • Legislation that applies to pesticides
  • Equipment and components of a boom sprayer
  • Health & Safety information: Labels, markings and Safety Data Sheets
  • Preparation and calibration of a boom sprayer
  • Mixing sprays
  • Storing sprays, PPE & equipment
  • Applying sprays


This programme can lead to a level 5 qualification in Horticulture (5M2586)

Course duration:

This course will be delivered over 2 days