City & Guilds Approved Centre

We offer qualifications across a range of levels, designed to suit all learning needs.

Our short courses offer a range of practical skills that are accredited by the City & Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC).

The qualifications can lead directly to employment and offer you the opportunity to develop your skills to a high standard recognised by industry experts. 

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Pesticide Courses

Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticide Guidance (PA1) – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £190 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

This course covers the basic safety aspects of pesticides, required by all pesticide operators. Information covered will conclude law around pesticide storage and handling, techniques, PPE and mixing methods.

[The PA1 test is a one-hour online test so requires attendee to do an extra hour for testing]

Safe use of pesticides (Hand held equipment PA6) – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £200 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Safe application of pesticides using pedestrian hand-held equipment (PA6 AW) – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £200 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Safe application of pesticides using pedestrian hand-held equipment (PA6 INJ) – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £200 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Covering calibration, operation and maintenance of hand-held pesticide equipment including knapsack sprayers, the PA6a course also requires additional attendance for assessment.


Machinery and Equipment Courses

Safe use of ride-on self-propelled mowers – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £220 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Safe use of ride-on self-propelled mowers – awareness certificate

Cost: £140

Course Length: 1 day

This short course covers starting and stopping procedures, health and safety, road worthiness, operator maintenance, speed and gear selection and operating procedures (including mowing patterns and quality).

Use and maintain pedestrian-controlled powered equipment – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £220 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Use and maintain pedestrian-controlled powered equipment – awareness certificate

Cost: £140

Course Length: 1 day

This course covers starting and stopping procedures, health and safety, operation and maintenance and operating procedures including mowing patterns, quality and mowing on banks.

Safe use of brush-cutters and trimmers – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £220 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Safe use of brush-cutter and trimmers – awareness certificate

Cost: £140

Course Length: 1 day

This course covers uses in various situations, operation and maintenance

Safe use of hand-held hedge cutters – City & Guilds NPTC Certificate

Cost: £220 (inc. NPTC registration and assessment fees)

Course Length: 1 day

Safe use of hand-held hedge cutters – awareness certificate

Cost: £140

Course Length: 1 day

This course covers basic pruning techniques, operation and maintenance, health and safety and cutting hedges.

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