Pesticide Training Courses

Below is a list of our Pesticide Training Courses, with supplementary information, available throughout Ireland:

KTC Pesticide Training Courses in Ireland

All professional pesticide users must be trained & registered with the Department of Agriculture by 26th November 2015

The term ‘pesticide’ describes a broad group of products that are used as plant protection products (PPPs) and/or biocidal products and some veterinary medicine products so the term pesticide(s) also includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides etc.

What is a professional user?

A professional user is any person who uses pesticides in the course of their professional activities, including operators, technicians, employees and self-employed people, both in the farming and other sectors.

What do you need to do to become compliant?

To become compliant with this new directive you must complete a Pesticide Training Course and then register with the DAFM.
At KTC Safety we offer City & Guilds NPTC certification & QQI (Fetac) Awards for pesticides.

Pesticide Courses – Knapsack or Boom Option 1 Option 2
Certification Options: new_nptc_city__guilds_logo QQI-AWARD-LOGO (140kb)
Duration? 3 Days 3 Days
Accepted in Ireland: Farms, Golf Courses etc Y Y
Cert & Card for Life? Y ?
Accepted in UK & N.Ire? Y N
Accepted in the Forestry Industry? Y N
Accepted outside Ireland/Globally Recognised? Y N
Other application options e.g broadcast, granule,
slug pellet, injection, plugs in tree stumps, mist,
fog, smoke, seed treatment etc
The Choice is yours!

City & Guilds NPTC Pesticide Training Courses Ireland

PA1 – Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides View Details
PA2A – Boom Sprayer View Details
PA2F – Mounted or Trailed Wick Type Applicator (Weed Wiper/Weed Licker) View Details
PA3A – Broadcast Sprayer with Air Assistance View Details
PA4G – Granular Applicator View Details
PA4S – Slug Pellet Applicator View Details
PA6A – Hand Held Applicator (Knapsack Sprayer) View Details
PA6AW – Hand Held Near Water Now Available
PA6INJ – Pesticide Injection View Details
PA6PP – Plugs in Tree Stumps View Details
PA6MC – Minimum Calibration View Details
PA9A+B – Applying Pesticide Mists Indoors & Outdoors View Details
PA9C – Applying Pesticide Fogs Indoors View Details
PA9D – Applying Pesticide Smokes Indoors View Details
PA11 – Seed Treatment View Details
PA12 – Plant Material Continuous Flow View Details
Pesticide Management Coming Soon


QQI (Fetac) Awards Pesticide Training Courses Ireland

Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application Course (5N1797) View Details
Hand Held Pesticide Application Course (5N0731) Now Available

How do I register with DAFM?

One you have completed your training with KTC Safety you can then register on the DAFM website to become compliant.
DAFM Register

Further information

We run public course in our training centre in Portlaoise Co Laois, we also can run course on site to groups of 6 or 12.
For any other information please do not hesitate to contact us.

KTC – Training Courses

KTC has one of the largest dedicated training centres in the Ireland. At KTC we have the training experience with a highly skilled team to meet your needs. We also provide training in: CSCS Machinery, Quarrying, Retail, Education, Transport, Agricultural and many more areas.

Our purpose built headquarters are in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

KTC courses are approved by :

City and Guilds and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)


Kearney Training and Consultancy Ltd provide Pesticide Training Courses throughout Ireland. We are based at our strategically located Approved Training Centre in Portlaoise, County Laois, just 45 minutes from Dublin. We also cater for, and provide Pesticide Safety Training Courses in Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

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