Training module E1L/PILABK

Course outline  Bolt on courses

Applicants for personal licences in category A (minor procedures without anaesthesia) need to attend modules E1, PILA and PILK. Note that PILA is species specific and must be completed for all species that are to be applied for.

Applicants for category B licences (minor procedures under brief anaesthesia) will need to attend module PILB as well.

E1LPILAB course dates for 2019

10-13 June – all species Register online

7-10 October – all species Register online 

Please note you will need an institution code to register online for these courses. Contact us for more information, or follow the link below to download a registration form.   

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Price list for 2019

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 £200 + 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 scheduled course: £200 + VAT

                                                       outside scheduled course: From £260 + VAT

                                                       online module for avian eggs: £200 = VAT

Module outline 

Day 1: E1L and PILA part 1(general principles), and PILK

Day 2: PILA part 2 and PILB

Days 3 and 4: PIL A – Species specific theory and practical (handling).

Please note that on Day 3 and 4, the tuition will last a variable length of time, depending on the number species required. Written examinations will normally take place after each session.

We are accredited to offer courses in the following species groups:

The small laboratory animals  – mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits

The farm animal species – cattle, sheep and goats, pigs and mini-pigs, horses*

Poultry and Avian eggs – chickens, turkeys, game birds and waterfowl. Avian eggs


Fish* – zebrafish, marine and freshwater fish (rainbow trout, carp)

NB horses, fish, and amphibia only available as stand alone bolt-on courses

Candidates wishing to apply for a Personal Licence must attend the core modules, but may elect to cover any combination of the species modules shown above.

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We also offer ‘bolt-on’ module PIL A courses for all of the above species. These courses are intended for existing licence holders who wish to add additional species to their licence. Note that new PIL applicants will additionally need to complete PILB and PILK training before applying for a licence. You are advised to discuss your training needs with your Home Office Inspector.

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