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Module K (Theory) program

Module K (theory) program comprising of; Humane methods of killing (EU Mod 6.3), Legislation 3Rs & Ethics, Species specific handling (theory), Species specific humane killing (theory).


This eLearning program includes training material accredited in the UK by the Royal Society of Biology.

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.

Module K (theory) program 

Online eLearning fully accredited training course. 

Comprising of;

Module K: Humane methods of killing (EU Mod 6.3)

  • Legislation 3Rs & Ethics
  • Species specific handling (theory)
  • Species specific humane killing (theory)

Final assessments: Post program completion registrants take closed book assessments, comprising of multiple True & False, and extended matching type questions. The assessment is taken under exam conditions, with a local or 'live online' invigilator. The date & time of the final assessment and invigilation session will be arranged with your establishment NTCO.

NOTE: The skills training and competency assessment will be completed at your establishment under your NTCO guidance. This will complete the learning outcomes of Module K. The skills training must follow a DOPs training process (directly observed procedure skilling process). 

Charles River UK accredited courses & modules meet the 'theory' learning outcomes appropriate to the Education & Training framework for Function A staff (UK PIL's A, B or C). The completion of 'hands on skills' components of relevant Modules Learning Outcomes - Skills training must be arranged with your establishment/employer. Your Named Training & Competency Officer (NTCO) is required to provide signed verification form(s) (working with Charles River under our guidance & accreditation) of your training in these skills (for further information see our Terms & Conditions & Pre-course information provided upon registration).

The completed skills verification form(s) must normally 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.

Prior to approval of your registration, a probity check will be carried out with your establishment NTCO.

The eLearning account username and temporary password will be emailed following approval of your registration.

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

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