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 2021
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.
Practicals 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 18 January||Day 1|
|10am - 12pm||EU module 2||Live session|
|2pm - 4pm||EU1||Live session|
|(+ 1.5hour)||EU4||recorded lecture, preparation for day 2|
|Tuesday 19 January||Day 2|
|10 - 11 am||EU 1,2 4||Live session|
|(+ 2 hours)||EU5||Online homework, prep for day 3|
|2 pm or 3:15 pm||EU1 and 2||Live Tutorials (These may be repeated accross the week depending on numbers)|
|(+ 3 hours)||EU7||recorded lecture, prep for day 3|
|Wednesday 20 January||Day 3|
|10:00 - 11:00||EU 5 & 7||Live session|
|(+ 1.5 hours)||EU20||Online homework, prep for later in the day|
|2pm -4pm||EU6 & 20||Live Tutorial|
|4pm - 4:30 pm||Live Q&A (with all tutors)|
|Thursday 21 January||Day 4 (morning only). Rodent Module:|
|10 am -11 am||EU3||Live session|
|( + 2 hours)||EU3/4||recorded material|
|END of PIL AB lectures|
|PIL C LECTURES:||Advanced Anaesthesia and Surgery|
Friday 22 January, home preparation.
Monday 25 live Lectures and Tutorials
|Thursday 28 January||PIL ABC Assessment|
|1 pm (PIL AB) and 2 pm (PIL C)||Time limited online assessment|