Personal Licence Training (PIL A, B & C)
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.
ONLINE PIL ABC COURSE - January 2023
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 16th January||Day 1|
|10:00am - 12:00 Noon||EU module 2||Live session|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||EU1||Live session|
|(+ 1.5hour)||EU4||recorded lecture, preparation for day 2|
|Tuesday 17th January||Day 2|
|10:00am - 11:15am||EU 1,2 4||Live Q&A|
|(+ 2 hours)||EU5||Online homework, prep for day 3|
|12:00 Noon - 2:00pm - 3:30 pm||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 18th January||Day 3|
|10:00am - 11:00am||EU 5 & 7||Live session|
|(+ 1.5 hours)||EU20||Online homework, prep for later in the day|
|10:00am - 10:30am - 12:00 noon or 2:00pm||EU6 & 20||Live Tutorials|
|Thursday 19th January||Day 4 (morning only). Rodent Module:|
10:00am -11:15am &
11:30am - 12:00 Noon
Live Q&A (NAWCO/NTCO)
|(+ 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 20th January, home preparation.
Monday 23rd January live Lectures and Tutorials
|Thursday 26th January||PIL ABC Assessment|
|14:00pm (PIL AB) and 15:00pm (PIL C)||Time limited online assessment|