Killgerm Training

Wakefield Road, Ossett
Wakefield, WF5 9AJ

Training Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:15pm

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1 & PA6)
Killgerm-Training: Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1 & PA6)

A recognised certificate of competence is required in order to use professional use herbicides – ‘weedkillers’ such as glyphosate. Legislation requires anyone who uses pesticides in the course of employment or business to have received adequate instruction and to be competent in the duties undertaken. This requirement applies to both the safe use and handling of pesticides and the application method(s) used including sprayers.
The relevant training / certification is a PA1 & PA6. Now, this is called a Level 2 Award in the Safe use of Pesticides. The mandatory unit is PA1 Principles of Safe Pesticide Application. Then application unit 6 is needed, which is ‘PA6 Hand held pesticides applicators’. This training leads to an industry recognised qualification from Lantra.
Delegates will need to undertake the Foundation module (PA1) plus a relevant application module (PA6 in this case). Assessment for the recognised Certificate of Competence takes place at a different time. PA1 assessments are taken as an online test, approx duration one hour.

Course Content:


  • Legislation
  • Interpreting product label information
  • Personal Safety and contamination
  • Pesticide and container storage
  • Disposal
  • Record Keeping
  • Environmental Factors


  • Applicator set-up Nozzles
  • Read and interpret labels
  • Equipment
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Application of pesticide to area
  • Cleaning sprayer and PPE Application Records

Who should Attend?

Those who require a recognised certificate of competence to purchase and use professional-use herbicides such as ‘weedkillers’ for control of weeds on hard surfaces e.g. Roundup Pro Vantage 480

Award: Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
Course Duration: 2 days plus 1 day examination


BPCA Points: TBC

Course Charges:
£595 + VAT per person (includes training literature, PA1 Exam, PA6 practical assessment, Awarding Organisation registration fee, lunch & refreshments).

Please click the “Reserve” button to reserve your place on this course.
Alternatively, please contact  Lisa Wales at Killgerm, on 01924 268445  or email


Future dates to be confirmed