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These courses are delivered on Charles River Campus eLearning:

View and try free eLearning resources at: http://www.charlesrivercampus.com 

Our UK Personal Licensee courses (Rodent) may be taken as an eLearning option (Charles River Campus), or as a part and part blended course.

PIL A-B (Module 1-3) 8 Modules: EU Modules L & E (Module 1) of this training course covers the legal and ethical approach to using animals in research. EU Modules 3, 4.1, 5, 6.1, 7 and 20 (PIL A-B (Module 2-3)), cover animal handling (theory), basic biology, recognizing animal health and well-being, Schedule 1 (theory), health and safety, anaesthesia and analgesia, animal diseases, the application of scientific procedures and husbandry. Delegates may complete the assessments at this stage (PIL A-B (Module 1-3)). Following certification delegates may apply for a Category A & B Personal Licence.

PIL C (Module 4) 4 Modules: This is the training module for those who require the firmer grounding in anaesthetic techniques or who are planning to undertake invasive surgery. Covers the Learning Outcomes of EU Modules 21 & 22, provides the background and practical experience in these disciplines. Delegates may complete the assessment at this stage (PIL C (Module 4)). Following certification delegates may apply for Category C on their Personal Licence.

Our experienced technical team will provide assistance to delegates to complete the course if this is needed. Following successful completion delegates will gain a certificate from the Scottish Accreditation Board.

Price shown is the per module cost.

To complete PIL A-B will require 8 theory modules. PIL C will require a further 2 theory modules.

Skills assessments will be taken at your establishment (under our guidance) or through attendance (part day) at one of our timetabled skills events held at venues across the UK.

NOTE: Charles River UK accredited courses & modules meet the 'theory' learning outcomes appropriate to the EU Directive - Education & Training framework for Function A staff (UK PIL's A, B or C).

The completion of 'hands on skills' components of relevant EU Modules Learning Outcomes (e.g. animal handling) - Must be arranged with your establishment/employer. Your Named Training & Competency Officer (NTCO) is required to provide signed verification (working with Charles River under our guidance & accreditation) of your training in these skills such as animal handling (for further information see our Terms & Conditions & Pre-course information provided upon registration).

The above completed skills verification form must be returned within 3 months of course, completion. The accrediting body will not issue course certificate(s) after a period of 3 months post course completion. 

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