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SRUC Training: Pesticide

SRUC offers a range of pesticide training courses leading to City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence assessments for sprayer operators. These courses will be suitable for you if you spray or store chemical as part of your job role and is suitable across a wide range of land based industries.

Our most popular courses are commonly referred to as PA1, PA6 and PA2. 

Suitable for handheld, knapsack applicators or vehicle mounted sprayers, such as a boom sprayer from a tractor or quad bike or using a weed wiper.

We can also offer more tailored courses should you require training using a different application method.

Our courses are delivered regularly at five of our SRUC Campuses but can also be delivered on customer premises.

Full course information can be found in the pages below, along with current course dates.

  • To book please complete the SRUC Skills Training Booking form.
  • For more information please contact us at or call one of our campuses using the contact details below.
  • You may also be eligible for a £200 funding grant to help towards the cost of your course fees.
  • Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online. Find out more.

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Aberdeen Campus

Anne-Marie Duncan

Address: SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711126


Ayr Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Ayr Riverside Campus, University Avenue, KA8 0SX

Telephone: 01292 525355


Barony Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE

Telephone: 01292 525355


Elmwood Campus

Liz Rioch

Address: SRUC Elmwood Campus, Carslogie Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB

Telephone: 01334 658842


Oatridge Campus

Samantha Bain

Address: SRUC Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH

Telephone: 01506 864807