BASIS Plant Protection Award (PPA)

Plant Protection Award at the University of Lincoln

Key Information

Course Dates:

  • 31 October – 2 November 2022
  • 14 November 2022 (Online session)





Contact Information:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 07785 118611

Course Overview

The Plant Protection Award Course is designed for candidates who already hold the first level BASIS Certificate and forms part of the qualification group leading to the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. The main focus is on the role of pesticides within integrated pest management systems and provides an update on legislation and environmental issues.

Course Dates

  • 31 October – 2 November 2022
  • 14 November 2022 (Online session)


  • 28 November 2022 – written papers, conducted online.
  • 29 November 2022 – vivas, conducted online.




Pesticide use in the context of developing EU and UK farming policy. Integrated pest management. Pesticide modes of action and formulations. Environmental protection. Dealing with pesticide resistance.


The course is delivered over four days, plus one day for the examination. Delivery is through participatory lectures and group exercises.


The course is assessed by means of a short answer written examination paper, plus an oral exam and a discourse viva. Successful candidates will be awarded HE credits that can be used towards completion of the Harper Adams Diploma in Agronomy. The course is worth 30 CPD points.