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:


CPD courses for 2021

2 March. NACWO refresher Course. Please note this course will be delivered via Zoom. Register online for this course here.


How to conduct a basic post-mortem examination COURSE POSTPONED until 2021. Date TBC

A post-mortem examination can often provide useful information, but a vet or pathologist may not always be available. A simple post-mortem technique can be easily learnt and quickly performed, to obtain basic diagnostic information from an animal which has died or has had to be killed unexpectedly, allowing the maximum amount of information to be obtained. This workshop aims to provide participants with the skills needed to carry out a basic post mortem examination and take appropriate samples, and an understanding of normal anatomy, to facilitate an accurate assessment of the cause of morbidity.

This workshop will include;

• Background to pathological examinations- when to do them, how to store bodies prior to examination, recording your observations

• External examination of the animal
• Internal examination- identification of all organs and practical instructions on how to harvest them for further analysis
• Details of further laboratory techniques available to establish underlying pathology or cause of death.

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Introduction to Biosecurity COURSE POSTPONED until 2021. Date TBC

Biosecurity is an important concept when it comes to animal welfare and the validity of scientific results. This workshop will outline the basic principles of biosecurity and explore how it can be achieved in practise.

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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.