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QQI (5N0731) Hand-Held Pesticide Application



3 Days (non-consecutive) and will require participants to complete work in their own time.

Suitable for:

Anybody who applies professional use products, regardless of the quantity of product used, site to which it is applied or the method of application employed, is deemed to be a professional pesticide user.

Entry Requirements:

  • Have at least 6 months experience
  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be proficient in reading, writing and numeracy
  • Provide all PPE


  • Our training facility in Blanchardstown, D15
  • At a suitable location near you

Maximum Number of Learners per Course:

  •  8 or 16

Course Aim:

This course is designed to ensure that learners develop the knowledge, skills and competence to be able to apply pesticide correctly and safely using a Hand-held sprayer.

Course Content:

  • Legislation that applies to pesticides
  • Effects of pest infestations
  • Different pest control methods
  • Safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides
  • Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work
  • Equipment and components of a hand-held sprayer (knapsack)
  • Health & Safety information
  • Understanding labels, markings and Safety Data Sheets
  • Preparation and calibration of a hand-held sprayer (knapsack)
  • Mixing sprays
  • Storing sprays and equipment
  • Applying sprays
  • Personal protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Theory & Practical Assessment


All candidates who successfully complete the course will receive QQI Level 5 certificate for Hand Held Pesticide Application.

Please Note:

  • Learners must pass the practical assessment in order to achieve this award.
  • Due to practical aspects of the training appropriate PPE is necessary for learners attend this course.  Learners must ensure they have gloves, spray-suit, face mask and steel-cap wellies.  The tutor will provide visor/goggles however learners can bring their own.

To book a course or for more information call 01-835 4084 or email