Knapsack Sprayer Pesticide Application


This course enables participants to learn and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a handheld sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices. The course is intended for anyone who maintains or operates knapsack sprayer systems or needs to apply pesticides in a public place and requires the recognised appropriate qualification. 


Dates: Tuesday 30th April & 7th May 2024

Times: 10am – 4pm  


Knapsack Sprayer Pesticide Application

Aim: The Knapsack sprayer application course aims to provide each learner the knowledge, skills and attitude for correct usage and safety of pesticides using a knapsack sprayer. 

Delivery: Participants will engage in independent learning outside of formal training supported by an FRS tutorThe course is delivered using a combination of classroom-based tutorials along with practical training. 

What award do I receive? After successful completion of the Knapsack training course, each learner will receive a QQI level 5 certificate in Handheld pesticide Application.   

Course Duration: The Knapsack sprayer course is delivered over 2 non consecutive days plus assessment. The course will run from 10am – 4.30pm each day.

Entry Requirements: Face shield, gloves, wellington boots and overalls 

How much does it cost? The course fee is €180.  Telephone 042 9746087 to book your place.

Course Venue: The course is held in Castleblayney Community Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 WF72 

Course Details 

 Topics covered include: 

  • Why use pesticides? 
  • Different variety of suitable pesticide control methods available to farmers and growers 
  • Describe the different procedures and use of pesticides in the control of pests 
  • Principles and procedures of how to handle, mix, store, apply and dispose of pesticides 
  • Summary of laws and regulations that applies to poisonous substances to include pesticide residues and maintain adequate records 
  • Health & Safety information 
  • Preparation & calibration of a knapsack sprayer 
  • PPE & Equipment 


After successful completion of the 2-day knapsack spraying course, you will be awarded a level 5 qualification in horticulture (5M2586). 


Dates: Tuesday 30th April & 7th May 2024

Times: 10am – 4pm  

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