Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

Duration: 2 days
Accreditation Body/Award: QQI Award Level 5
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply crop pesticides using a handheld applicator in accordance with recommended safe.

Contents

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 manufacturer’s 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 manufacturer’s instructions.
11. Apply a pesticide mix with a hand-held applicator in accordance with recommended good practice.

Assessment:
Skills Demonstration - 60% (40% must be achieved in skills demo to pass)
Examination (Theory) - 40%
Credit value - 5

Course Notes

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

Training Materials: All learning material will be provided to you for the duration of the course and you will be registered for certification though our centre. Participants must bring masks, overalls, gloves, safety boots and hi vis jacket - for day 2 only

Certification: 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.

Course schedule.

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

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

Limited availability
28-29 February 2024
Boyle Further Education & Training Centre, Opposite the Fire Station on Marion Road, Boyle, Roscommon

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

6-13 March 2024
Woodview Filling Station E21 KF60, Old Michelstown Road, Cahir, Tipperary, E21 KF60

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

19-27 March 2024
Castleblaney, Monaghan

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

20-28 March 2024
Granard St,, Cornahilt,, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

21-25 March 2024
Mayo Abbey, Claremorris, Mayo

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

16-23 April 2024
Derryvale (R445), Dublin Road, Roscrea, Tipperary

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731

1-8 May 2024
Woodview Filling Station E21 KF60, Old Michelstown Road, Cahir, Tipperary, E21 KF60

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Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) 5N0731