Project Licence Holder Course
If you are applying for a Project Licence you have to complete an accredited course covering EU Modules 9-11, as well as the full PIL A & B course. If your project licence includes surgical procedures then you'll also need to attend additional PIL C training (Modules 21 & 22).
The PPL Holder Course is structured around a series of presentations delivered by experts in that particular field. Rather than straight lectures, the format is that of a busy, sometimes intense, but always informal and friendly round the table discussion for about 6-9 delegates. See below for a typical timetable and the FAQs for more general information.
To keep those nerve cells ticking nicely, you will also be provided with lunch and unlimited quantities of coffee and biscuits, as well as intellectual nourishment in the form of:
- an online course pack (prior to the course)
- a copy of the book The Design of Animal Experiments
- and various other relevant literature
(all included in the course fee).
example of a typical timetable
This is a guide only and is subject to change. Check the timetable that will be included in the course Weblearn site.
09:30 Introduction & Welcome
09:45 Education and Training in the EU Landscape
10:15 Good Science: Scientific & Ethical Issues
13:30 Reduction: Determining Significance
15:30 Reduction: Controlling Variation
17:00 End of Day 1
09:45 Experimental Design and Exercises
10:30 ARRIVE guidelines
11:30 Managing a PPL: Responsibilities
13:00 Managing a PPL: Case Studies
14:00 Actual Severity Reporting
15:00 Relevant Websites
15:45 Assessment Tasks
16:00 End of PPL Course