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In accordance to the current national and EU legislative provisions as implemented through Subsidiary Legislation 430.08 of the Laws of Malta, Professional Users and Distributors of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) are required to undergo training to acquire sufficient to knowledge regarding the sustainable use of Plant Protection Products.
In this course learners will be trained on the major legislation related to PPPs together with the risks and hazards related to handling, use and storage of these products. The unit will then proceed to cover human and environmental health related to PPPs and how such products should be used safely and efficiently.
*The course includes a Supervised Placement / Practice Hours in a Distributor Outlet.*
LO1: Understand the implications of the major legislation regulating Plant Protection Products
LO2: Explain risks and hazards associated with handling, use and storage of Plant Protection Products
LO3: Describe how human health and the environment can be safeguarded when utilizing Plant Protection Products
LO4: Explain how distributors should guide professional users in the use of pesticide application equipment for efficient and safe product application
Persons over 16 years of age who are Numerate, and Literate in both Maltese and English.
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
Candidates who attend a minimum 80% of all lessons, and who Successfully complete the Assessments will be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
NOTE: Candidates who do not secure the Minimum 80% Attendance or Fail their Assessments will NOT be awarded any form of certification.