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COVID 19 UPDATE (APRIL 2020) - Teaching is still going on. See statement here.  (and below)


If you are applying for a Personal Licence under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 you first have to attend and pass an accredited course.  

Everyone applying for a personal licence has to pass PIL A & B (EU Modules 1-8 & 20).  Some of the modules (3-8) are species specific so you'll need to complete assessments according to the species you'll be working with.  

If you'll be doing surgical procedures you'll need to pass the additional PIL C training.

Personal Licence Holders who need to amend their licence will just need to attend the relevant additional training (eg to add a species or surgical procedures)

If you're an experienced overseas researcher applying for a PIL in the UK for the first time, have a look at the Personal Licence Information page here where you'll find further information about possible training exemptions. 

A full list of all the EU/UK training Modules can be found here.

The draft timetable is below. The course will be a mixture of online live lectures, tutorials in small groups and QA sessions with a range of tutors as well as online tasks and preparations in between. Attendance to live online sessions '(in bold below) is compulsory.

Practical's will be completed as soon as it is possible to do so, and a licence can be applied as soon as they are successfully completed (with certificate). Our team will help you do that. The following is a preliminary timetable to help you plan. 


Monday 27th June Day 1
10:00am - 12:00 Noon EU module 2 Live session
2:00pm - 4:00pm EU1 Live session
(+ 1.5hour) EU4   recorded lecture, preparation for day 2
Tuesday 28th June Day 2
10:00am  - 11:15am EU 1,2 4 Live session
(+ 2 hours) EU5 Online homework, prep for day 3
12:00 Noon - 2:00pm or 3:15pm EU1 and 2 Live Tutorials  (These may be repeated across the week depending on numbers)
(+ 3 hours) EU7 recorded lecture, prep for day 3
Wednesday 29th June Day 3
10:00am - 11:00am EU 5 & 7 Live session
(+ 1.5 hours) EU20 Online homework, prep for later in the day
2:00pm -4:00pm EU6 & 20 Live Tutorial
4:00pm - 4:30pm Live Q&A (with all tutors)
Thursday 30th June Day 4  (morning only). Rodent Module:

10:00am -11:15am &

11:30am - 12:00 Noon


Live session

Live Q&A (with all tutors)

( + 2 hours) EU3/4 recorded material

Live Concluding remarks  (with all tutors)

END of PIL AB lectures

PIL C LECTURES:  Advanced Anaesthesia and Surgery
Friday 1st July, home preparation.
Monday 4th July live Lectures and Tutorials 
Thursday 7th July PIL ABC Assessment
14:00pm (PIL AB) and 15:00pm (PIL C)  Time limited online assessment