QQI Handheld Knapsack Spraying Course

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Course aim:

The aim of this Handheld Knapsack Spraying course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude to be able to apply pesticide correctly and safely using a knapsack sprayer.

Handheld Knapsack Spraying Course content:

  • Why use pesticides?
  • Different pest control methods
  • Selection of suitable pesticides
  • Safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides
  • Legislation that applies to pesticides
  • Equipment and components of a boom sprayer
  • Health & Safety information: Labels, markings and Safety Data Sheets
  • Preparation and calibration of a knapsack sprayer
  • Mixing sprays
  • Storing sprays, PPE & equipment
  • Applying sprays


This Knapsack Spraying course can lead to a level 5 qualification in Horticulture (5M2586)

Course duration

This course will be delivered over 2 days plus assessment


On completion of this course learners will receive a QQI Level 5 certificate in Hand Held Pesticide Application