Horticultural and Arboriculture Machinery Training

VALE Engineering’s training department specialises in land-based activities, delivering training courses for local authorities, corporate, agricultural and horticultural-based clients including landscape contractors and colleges. Many of the horticultural and arboriculture machinery training courses offered compliment the weed control and winter maintenance products, equipment and machinery manufactured by VALE Engineering.

Training provided by VALE Engineering is tailored to meet customer requirements and courses can either be undertaken on site at your premises or at VALE Engineering’s purpose-designed training centre located at: VALE Engineering (York) Ltd, Moor Farm, Moor Monkton, York.

VALE Engineering is a LANTRA registered training provider in land-based activities for local authorities, corporate, agricultural and horticultural-based clients including landscape contractors and colleges. VALE Engineering’s training department is also able to offer City & Guilds courses and City & Guilds course assessments.

Training programme dates:

  • PA2A Tractor Mounted Sprayer – Wednesday 9 September 2020
  • PA4S Slug Pellet Application – Thursday 10 September 2020
  • PA1 Foundation – Monday 19 October 2020
  • PA6A Knapsack Sprayer – Tuesday 20 October 2020
  • PA2A Tractor Mounted Sprayer – Wednesday 21 October 2020
  • PA1 Foundation – Monday 9 November 2020
  • PA6A Knapsack Sprayer – Tuesday 10 November 2020
  • PA2A Tractor Mounted Sprayer – Wednesday 11 November 2020
  • PA1 Foundation – Monday 14 December 2020
  • PA6A Knapsack Sprayer – Tuesday 15 December 2020
  • PA2A Tractor Mounted Sprayer – Wednesday 16 December 2020

* Assessments for PA courses will take place on a separate date

Training & assessment costs from 1 January 2020

  • PA1 & PA6A – £370 + VAT per person
  • PA1 & PA2A – £380 + VAT per person
  • PA1 & PA2A & PA6A – £570 + VAT per person
  • PA2A – £205 + VAT per person
  • PA6A – £195 + VAT per person
  • PA4S – £205 + VAT per person

Please note these costs include training, assessment and registration and assumes the assessment is passed first time. Assessments will be arranged with City & Guilds on your behalf. Certificates will be sent directly from City & Guilds to your home address. This should take a couple of weeks. If not received, you will need to contact City & Guilds directly on 024 7685 7300 or information@cityandguilds.com

Training venue: VALE Engineering (York) Ltd, Moor Farm, Moor Monkton, York

Please see the list of training courses available below. If you have an enquiry for a course not listed, please contact the VALE Engineering training department as it may still be possible to assist:

Safe Use of Pesticides

  • PA1 Foundation Unit
  • PA2A Ground Crop Sprayer
  • PA2AR Vehicle Mounted Kerb Sprayer
  • PA3 Broadcast Sprayer
  • PA4S Slug Pellet Applicator
  • PA4G Granular Applicator
  • PA6A Hand Held Applicator
  • PA6AW Hydraulic Nozzle Application to Water
  • PA6MC Minimal Calibration
  • PA6INJ Injection Equipment
  • PA6PP Pesticide Plugs
  • PA9 Fogging – Misting – Smokes
  • PA11 Seed Treatment
  • PA12 Roller table / conveyer
  • Pesticide refresher training

Land Based Machinery

  • ATV Quad Bike Driving
  • ATV Sit in Utility Vehicles
  • Fork Lift Truck
  • Digger 360 and 180
  • Basic Tractor Driving

Arboriculture Machinery

  • Brushcutter / Strimmer
  • Wood Chipper

Horticultural Machinery

  • Pedestrian Mowers
  • Ride-on Mowers
  • Hedgecutters

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