Refresher training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Red Kite offer a range of training events for technicians, research staff and veterinary surgeons. We can also provide bespoke training, tailored to the needs of participants. Our upcoming CPD courses are listed below:


6 November 2018 – Refresher course for Named Animal care and Welfare Officers 

This one day workshop exploring the role and reponsibiities of the NACWO. Venue in Central Reading.

To book a place on this course click here.


11-12 December 2018 – Workshops for NIOs and NTCOs

Understanding Animal Research and Red Kite Veterinary Consultants have once again joined forces to bring you two one-day workshops for NTCOs and NIOs, filled with training workshops, essential information and networking opportunities for NIOs and NTCOs.
Sessions will include:
‣ Data protection update
‣ Policy changes
‣ Information sharing strategies
‣ Assigning competence

Venue: High Wycombe, Bucks

For more information and to book a place, visit


Other courses, which can be delivered in your institution

Refresher training for personal licence holders and project licence holders

Half day, interactive workshops covering responsibilities of licence holders and an update on ASPA.

Refresher training for NACWOs

We offer half-day or whole-day NACWO refresher courses tailored to the needs of the institution.

Training for function D

A two-day workshop covering aspects of humane killing for non-licence holders, including ethical and legal considerations and practical aspects. These workshops can be tailored to the species and methods relevant to course participants.

Surgical training workshops

Refresher and advanced surgery training workshops in surgery for licence holders. Half-day and full-day training courses available. Basic workshops are suitable for those working with all species; advanced workshops cover a range of techniques in rodent surgery. For more information download the rodent surgical workshop information

Bespoke training

We can also provide bespoke refresher or induction courses tailored to your needs. Contact us for more information  Prices on application.