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Sustainable Use of Pesticides

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Programme Details
Programme Name
Handling and Distribution of Pesticides QQI Level 5, 5N2466
Programme Code
Programme Aim
This programme has been designed to help enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and competency necessary to ensure that people involved in the sale and/or distribution of pesticides are appropriately trained to cope with situations that may arise during the pesticide distribution phase. This programme has be approved and will meet all the requirement set under the National Action plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. On completion of this programme participants will be able to register as a approved distributor and understand all storage, handling, distribution and disposal requirements for pesticides as required under legislation.
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Horticulture 5M2586
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
Learners entering a programme leading towards an award at Level 5 will usually be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners may solve predicable problems well, independently and as part of a group. Learners participate well in a chosen area of expertise, using a range of tools and procedures, responsibly and autonomously.
QQILevel 5 in Handling and Distribution of Pesticides
60% Examination and 40% Skills Demonstration
Programme Content
  • Current Legislation
  • Pesticide Identification and Use
  • Hazards and Risks
  • Symptoms of pesticide poisoning and first aid measures
  • Define roles and duties of a pesticide distributor
  • Operations of pesticide stores
  • Preparation, operation, maintenance and storage of pesticide application, equipment including mounted boom and hand held sprayer
  • Develop operational and reporting procedures
  • Maintain the required stock movement documentation
  • Emergency procedures
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