Courses in the UK

Further information on the individual courses, listed below, can be found by clicking on the links to the PDF course forms. Information includes minimum training requirements, duration of the course, contact details and in some cases a link to a more detailed course description and information from the provider.

Information for courses provided by the following:

Imperial College London

Learning Curve Development

University of Manchester

Northern Ireland Licensee Training Group

University of Oxford

Royal Veterinary College

Venture Forward


Imperial College London

Functions covered A | B | C | D Home Office E1 and L (EU modules 1 and 2 National Legislation and Ethics) Course
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mouse, rat, guinea-pig and rabbit
Species covered - Practical Mouse, rat, guinea-pig and rabbit
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | D Home Office E1 and L and PIL A Training Course
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Species covered - Practical Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | D Home Office E1 and L and PIL A & B Training Course
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Species covered - Practical Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | - | - Home Office PIL C Training Course
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Species covered - Practical Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Course information form

Functions covered - | B | - | - Home Office PPL Training Course
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Species covered - Practical Mouse, rat, Guinea-pig and rabbit
Course information form

Learning Curve Development

Functions covered A | B | C | - Introduction to aseptic technique
Approved/Accredited Yes
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | - | - City and Guilds Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS)
Approved/Accredited Yes City and Guilds
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | - Project Licence Review for Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | - | - Introduction to Good Laboratory Practice
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | - Legal Compliance and Responsibilities Workshop
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | - Legislation Update
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Rats, mice
Species covered - Practical Rats, mice
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | C | D IAT Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology
Approved/Accredited Yes IAT
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All laboratory species
Species covered - Practical All laboratory species
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | C | D IAT Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology
Approved/Accredited Yes IAT
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All laboratory species
Species covered - Practical All laboratory species
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | C | - Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer Workshop
Approved/Accredited Yes IAT
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | C | - Introduction to Necropsy (Rodents)
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mice and rats
Species covered - Practical Mice or rats
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | D Home Office Modular PIL training: rodents and rabbits
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN | FI
Species covered - Theory Rat, mouse, Guinea-pig, hamster, gerbil and rabbits
Species covered - Practical Rat, mouse, Guinea-pig, hamster, gerbil and rabbits
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | C | - RAnTech Preparation Workshop
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | D Schedule 1 training
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN | FI
Species covered - Theory All
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | C | - Support Staff Workshop
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | C | - Introduction to Technical Procedures
Approved/Accredited Yes
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | C | - Principles of Training, Mentoring & Assessing
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | - | - Named Information Officer (NIO) workshop
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
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University of Manchester

Functions covered A | - | C | D Home Office course
Approved/Accredited Yes Universities' Accreditation Group
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, swine, birds, fish, amphibians, embryonated chick eggs
Species covered - Practical Rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, swine, birds, fish, amphibians
Course information form

Northern Ireland Licensee Training Group

Functions covered - | B | - | - Project Licence Training (PPL)
Approved/Accredited Yes Universities' Accreditation Group
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | C | D Personal Licence Training (PIL)
Approved/Accredited Yes Universities' Accreditation Group
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mice, rat rabbit, fish, sheep, cattle, pig
Species covered - Practical Mice, rat rabbit, fish, sheep, cattle, pig
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | - | - Personal Licence Surgery Training (PIL C)
Approved/Accredited Yes Universities' Accreditation Group
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Mice, rats, rabbits
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

University of Oxford

Functions covered A | B | C | D Animal Management and Welfare
Approved/Accredited Yes A, C and D by FELASA, A, B, C and D by Universities' Accreditation Group
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Rats, mice, Guinea-pigs, ferrets, zebrafish, some birds (please enquire)
Species covered - Practical rats, mice, Guinea-pigs, ferrets, zebrafish, some birds
Course information form

Royal Veterinary College

Functions covered - | - | - | - Training the assessor to assess staff competence
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered - | - | - | - Assessor Training (Introduction to Assessment of Competence)
Approved/Accredited Yes
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | - | - Ethics and National Legislation training for UK ASPA
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Non species specific
Species covered - Practical Non species specific
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | - | D Modular species-specific training for researchers
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory See below for species
Species covered - Practical See below for species
Course information form
Camelids (llamas, alpacas)
Cattle
Carnivores (dog, cat and ferret)
Dogs
Ferrets
Farm (pigs, sheep, goats and cattle)
Guinea-pigs
Horses
Pigs and minipigs
Rabbits
Sheep and goats
Rodents (rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil)

Functions covered A | - | - | - Modular Training: Anaesthesia and Surgery
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | - | - | - Aseptic Technique in Surgery
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory NA
Species covered - Practical NA
Course information form

Functions covered A | B | - | D Intubation for Anaesthesia
Approved/Accredited No
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Rats, mice, pigs, sheep
Species covered - Practical Rats, mice, pigs, sheep
Course information form

Functions covered - | B | - | - Training for those designing procedures & projects/ Project Licence holder training
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Non species-specific
Species covered - Practical Non species-specific
Course information form

Functions covered - | B | - | D Humane Killing Training for Researchers
Approved/Accredited Yes Royal Society of Biology
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory All
Species covered - Practical All
Course information form

Venture Forward

Functions covered - | - | C | D IAT Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Husbandry
Approved/Accredited Yes OFQUAL (UK)
Course Language EN
Species covered - Theory Laboratory species
Species covered - Practical Laboratory species
Course information form