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This foundation course on pesticide use and best practice is designed for people working in the amenity sector, such as groundsmen, greenkeepers, landscapers and turf producers. It is also a useful introduction for those who wish to go forward to the next level and attain the full BASIS Certificate in crop protection
The course will provide, in a very practical manner, the elements needed to develop fully integrated amenity horticultural management whether on the golf course, football pitches, landscape areas, shrubs & borders or hard surfaces.
The course will run in winter 2018 on 11 – 13 December and includes lunches, notes and a short 90 minute exam held towards the end of the third day of tuition.
You will need to book your own accommodation.
Training will take place at STRI’s Head Office and research facility in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
11-13 December 2018 (including 90 minute exam)
The course will run for three days and includes the following modules:
Module 1 Professional Pesticides
Module 2 Application of Pesticides
Module 3 Protecting people, animals and the environment
Module 4 Weed Control
Turf and borders:
Module 5 Weed Control
Module 6 Disease control
Module 7 Pest Control
£830 + VAT (includes lunch and refreshments)
The examination is a written paper consisting of 40 multiple choice questions (40% of the total marks) and three structured short-answer questions (60% of the total marks) with a time allowance of 90 minutes. A minimum of 70% is required to pass.
Those candidates who achieve the pass level will receive written recognition from BASIS of their achievement but this course does not result in a BASIS certificate of competence. This is to avoid any confusion with the Statutory qualification (full BASIS FSTS course).
On passing, the examination candidates will be added to the BASIS Professional Register as Associate members. To retain their membership they will be required to ensure that their annual CPD Requirement and Membership Fees are kept up to date.
If you require any further information regarding the course, or would like to reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01274 565131