Function C for non-licence holders

People caring for animals (Function C)

The Home Office Guidance includes recommendations for training for those taking care of animals. This includes many of the elements of E1L PILABK training for personal licence applicants. Red Kite are accredited to deliver a Function C specific course aimed at those taking care of animals who do not need to obtain a personal licence, but who need to have a basic understanding of the legal and ethical framework in which animal research may take place, and basic husbandry and care requirements for different species of animals.

People taking care of animals are expected to work under the supervision of an experienced animal technician until considered competent to work independently. Training records, and records of assessments of competence, should be maintained.

Staff taking responsibility for the care and welfare of animals should undertake training modules L, E1, PILA (theory and skills) and K (theory and skills), to understand legislative and ethical requirements and to have a basic knowledge of the biology, care and husbandry aspects, including humane killing, of the species for which they care. The Home Office advises that this will become mandatory.

For more information about this course please contact us.