Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

The purpose of this minor award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, practical skill and competence to apply pesticides using a hand held applicator in accordance with safe practices.

Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to: 1 Describe how infestations of pests (weeds, diseases, insects and vertebrates) affect crop growth and reduce quality 2 Describe the range of pest control methods available to farmers and growers 3 Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop production, the factors affecting pesticide efficiency and the factors to be considered when selecting a formulation 4 Describe principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides including appropriate personal protective equipment 5 Summarise laws and regulations relating to poisonous substances to include pesticide residues and maintenance of adequate records 6 Explain the principles of application technology necessary for the proper application of pesticides in respect of applicator components, calibration, maintenance, field operating procedures and precautions 7 Interpret pesticide label information including precautionary symbols, product name, class designation, registration number, purpose, precautions, first aid instruction, toxicology information, disposal, notice to user, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and directions for use 8 Prepare a hand-held applicator for work, including calibration, in accordance with good practice and manufacturers instructions 9 Make up a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice including the pesticide product label dosage recommendations and the application area 10 Store a hand held applicator and personal protective equipment in a safe and efficient manner according to manufacturers instructions 11 Apply a pesticide mix with a hand-held applicator in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with recommended good practice


Skills Demonstration - 60% (40% must be achieved in skills demo to pass)
Written Exam - 40%

Credit value - 5

Course Notes

All learning material will be provided to you for the duration of the course and you will be registered for certification though our centre

Successful applicants will receive a QQI level 5 certificate in Handheld pesticide application. Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to
transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Candidates must be over 16 years of age and have a proficient level of literacy and numeracy

Participants must bring masks, overalls, gloves, safety boots and hi vis jacket - for day 2 only

Course schedule.

Below you will find all dates and locations that this course is running.

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

6-8 December 2021
Castleblaney, Monaghan

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

14-15 December 2021
Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea, Dublin Road, Roscrea, Tipperary, E53WV00

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

17-18 February 2022
Granard St,, Cornahilt,, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan

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Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731