Charles River

Home Office Personal Licensee Training: PIL AB Rodents - eLearning

Our eLearning programs include training material (L/E1 & PIL A,B) accredited in the UK by the Scottish Accreditation Board (SAB).

In response to a growing need for affordable, convenient accreditation training for laboratory animal science professionals, we have developed modular programs for functions A, B, C and D, in compliance with EU directive 2010/63/EU.

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Campus eLearning PIL AB course.

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Modules are price listed at £42 (excl VAT) per module + £32 per cert (No VAT))

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.

PIL AB (8 core Modules) £336 plus VAT, plus certificates & £32 each. 

To complete PIL AB will require 8 theory modules. 

Learning outcomes are documented within the eLearning platform and are assessed throughout the course modules. Within modules there are extensive resource references. Students may access these resources to aid completion.

Requirements - i.e. probity & NTCO oversight

Condition of enrolment: Registrants must provide accurate details of employment and/or enrolment in an academic/research establishment. Your personal information will be confirmed with your establishments Named Training and Competency Officer (NTCO). 

Your NTCO will oversee your progress & course work.

PIL AB  Course details, quizzes and final assessment exam

The online modules for PIL AB can be completed at the students own pace (2 week time period is pre-set). Expected to take around 20 hours to complete. You will be tested at the end of each module by quiz, this ensures a firm understanding of the module material. 

QUIZZES: Each quiz pass mark is 70%, the results of the quizzes contribute to the final course mark (33% of total course mark). These are open book quizzes.

FINAL ASSESSMENT EXAM: Upon successful completion of all eLearning modules and quizzes the student arranges with their establishment NTCO the scheduling of an invigilated 'Final Assessment Exam'. This is taken in exam conditions and is a closed book exam. The pass mark is 70% (33% of total course mark). 

Skills Practical’s: In addition to the online learning component, there will be a skills practical day session arranged by your establishment NTCO (33% of total course mark). This will either be held at your establishment or you will attend a timetabled event at a convenient location. Your NTCO should be consulted to schedule this upon completion of the online learning component. This skills session will include; animal handling, pointing out of minor procedures, schedule 1, and an oral test covering key aspects relating to these skills.

The pass mark is 70% for both the practical and online sessions.

Monitoring Progress

It is commonly felt that successful eLearning requires both monitoring and mentoring from an experienced supervisor/mentor. To aid the mentor in observing a students' progress, NTCOs/supervisors are given the opportunity to remotely monitor time spent in the modules, as well as results and achievements.


At the end of each module there is a request for feedback regarding your progress.

Please register your interest through our online process.

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

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