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Programme Details
Programme Name
Hand Held Pesticide Application QQI Level 5, 5N0731
Programme Code
Programme Aim
This programme has been designed to help enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand different infestation of pests and to the best control measures required to identify current legislation and correct mixing application and storage of hand held pesticides
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Horticulture 5M2586
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
Participants applying for this award should hold a level 4 and/or have relevant life and work experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to advise of any special learning requirements on application/registration
QQILevel 5 in Hand Held Pesticide Application
60% Skills Demonstration and 40% Examination
Programme Content
  • Describe how infestations of pests (weeds, diseases, insects and vertebrates) affect crop growth and reduce quality and control methods available to farmers and growers
  • Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop production
  • Describe principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides
  • Summarise laws and regulations relating to poisonous substances to include pesticide residues and maintenance of adequate records
  • Interpret pesticide label information
  • Prepare a hand - held applicator for work, including calibration, in accordance with good practice and manufacturers instructions
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