Tim Stretton 2005

“I attended the NPTC pesticide spraying course and passed the test. I am very happy to have achieved this with the aid of the bursary from the PG Trust. I have now completed what I refer to as the basic set of horticultural qualifications; RHS General Certificate, NVQ level2, Basic chainsaw certificate and the above pesticide certificate. I have now built a good CV over the past few years and these qualifications will stand me in good stead for the future.

The course was informative and very intensive. The first day was devoted to health and safety and legislation and the second was spent learning how to use the knapsack sprayer. I was quite nervous about the test but managed to successfully complete it. I was very relieved to run out of ‘pesticide’ just as I reached the end of the run. The examiner said it was as close to perfection as I’m likely to get – I called it good luck!

Thank you for your assistance and pass on my thanks to all those involved within the PG Trust.”