Charles River

Home Office Licensee Training: L&E1, PIL AB & C Rodent (London venue)

Choose to attend sessions (options available at registration)
2019 pricing:
L/E - Legislation and Ethics (Level 1) - £170 (plus VAT)
L/E & PIL A, B - £438 (plus VAT)
L/E & PIL A, B, C - £630 (plus VAT)
PIL C - £265 (plus VAT)

Plus Certificate £32 each (invoiced following completion)

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This course is held at a Central London venue: 

On the registration pages you may book your required PIL category training sessions from the following options: 

Day 1 (AM) L / E: Legislation & Ethics (level 1) plus 3R's . Covers the legal and ethical approach to using animals in research and the principles and application of the 3R's. 

Day 1 (PM) & Day 2 (All Day): PIL AB.  EU Modules 3, 4.1, 5, 6.1, 7 and 20 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 AB). Following certification delegates may apply for a Category A & B Personal Licence.

Day 3 (All Day) PIL C: EU Modules 21 & 22, This is the PIL category for those who require the firmer grounding in anaesthetic techniques or who are planning to undertake invasive surgery. Delegates may complete the assessment at this stage (PIL C). Following certification delegates may apply for Category C on their Personal Licence.

Our experienced lecturers provide the knowledge and understanding required for delegates to complete end of session(s) assessments, which will gain them a certificate from either the Royal Society of Biology or Scottish Accreditation Board. Following completion & certification delegates may apply for a personal licence for the categories they have successfully completed (PIL A, B, C)..

Skills Modules 'Learning Outcomes' (e.g. animal handling): 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 following course attendance. The accrediting body will not issue course certificate(s) after a period of 3 months post attendance. 

Location maps, pre-course notes and timetable will be sent to you by return with a confirmation of your booking.

If you have any questions, contact us at 01843 823575 or 


Your NTCO/NACWO will be contacted to confirm your application prior to approval of registration.

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