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Candidates are advised to download and read the notes for candidates carefully before attending any of our accredited licensee training courses. These are available to download alongside the course materials on the personal licensee training pages.



To book a place on any of our courses, please click here.

Note that spaces on all courses are limited, and early booking is advised. Please also note that minimum numbers of confirmed registrations are required, and courses may be cancelled if there are insufficient candidates.


Please contact us at training@redkitevets.co.uk for more information about our courses.


PRICE LIST for 2017

Courses held at Red Kite venues

Modules E1L PIL A and B

Module E1L taken individually                                £200 + VAT

Modules E1L PILA and B taken together               £450 + VAT*

Modules E1L PILA (without PILB, anaesthesia)    £425 + VAT*    

*Both the above prices include one species group. Additional species groups are charged at £175 + VAT.

Species groups:

Group 1 – Small animals (mouse, rat, guinea pig, rabbit, hamster, gerbil)

Group 2 – large farm animals (cattle, sheep/goats, pigs, horses)

Group 3 – poultry and avian eggs (chickens, turkeys)

Bolt-on module PILA                     during a scheduled course:      £175 + VAT

                                                         taken outside scheduled courses:    From £250 +                                                                  VAT depending on number of candidates. 

Module PIL C:                              £450 + VAT (including certificate)

Module E2PPL:                            £450 +VAT (including certificate)

NACWO training:                         £450 + VAT (including certificate)

In-house courses, held at your own establishment

Prices will depend on the length of course, the number of candidates and the number of trainers required. For up to 10 candidates, the base prices below will apply. Above 10 candidates, there may be small additional charges per candidate for course materials and training certificates. 

All prices are reviewed annually in April.



Our training usually takes place in venues in central England, easily accessible by public transport, and close to motorways (usually M4 or M40). We also occasionally use other training venues with good road and rail links.

However, we can also deliver in-house Home Office, NACWO, refresher and bespoke courses at other establishments in the UK on request, and if required can tailor these courses to your specific requirements. For such in-house courses, there must be sufficient candidates to make it worthwhile (usually 5-6), and suitable facilities for the practical sessions (if applicable). Provision of in-house courses is subject to availability of Red Kite staff, and booking at least 3-4 months in advance is recommended.

Training for personal licence applicants has been mandatory since 1994, and for project licence applicants since 1995. Such training must be accredited by an independent body and conform to the syllabus set by the Home Office. Red Kite is accredited by the Scottish Accreditation Board to deliver licensee training courses.