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Programme Details
Programme Name
Mechanical Pesticide Application QQI Level 5, 5N20435
Programme Code
5N20435
Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to equip learners with the knowledge, skill and competency to achieve a QQI Level 5 Mechanical Pesticide Application 5N20435. On completion learners will be able to identify legislative requirements in relation to the use of pesticide, demonstrating understanding of the principles of application by being capable of using a range of pesticide applicators including a boom sprayer, slug pellet applicator and a propelled weedlickers safety, using required PPE, setting up and calibrating correctly and completing all relevant required paperwork.
Duration
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Progression
Major Award in Horiculture 5M2586
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
A learner seeking entry to a programme leading to awards at level 5 does not need a previous formal qualification. HCT would highly recommend that learners have achieved some certification at Level 4 or have relevant work/life experience
Certification
QQI Level 5 in Mechanical Pesticide Application
Assessment
80% Skills Demonstration, 20% Examination
Programme Content
  • Mechanically propelled equipment for application of plant protection products
  • Principles or Application
  • The workings of a boom sprayer
  • Principles of a machines mounted slug pellet applicator
  • Trailed weedlick
  • Legislative requirements
  • Interpret pesticide labels
  • Prepare boom sprayer for work
  • Prepare Mechanically propelled weed licker
  • Prepare Slug Pellets
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