Accredited Home Office Training Courses

IAT Level 2 & 3

Accredited modular training for those wishing to work under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

Make a Booking

To join one of our live webinars, please complete the Live Webinar Booking Form or to sign-up to one of our on-demand courses, please complete the Online Booking Form.

Visit our website calendar or view Accredited Home Office Training Courses for live webinar dates.

If you are not sure of the modules you need to study, contact us using the Contact/Booking form, email or telephone +44 (0) 1279 814969 for advice, or to talk about group bookings.

The course costs can be found on our booking forms, or click

Live webinars, per person + VAT:
L/E1: £200
L/E1, PIL A (rodent and rabbit) including Module K, and PIL B: £475
L/E1, PIL A (rodent and rabbit) including Module K, PIL B and PIL C: £700
L/E1 and Module K: £250
PIL A (rodent and rabbit) and PIL B: £275
PIL A (other species) and PIL B: £275
PIL C: £300
People Taking Care of Animals (Function C): £425
RSoB Certificate Fees: £35 per person, per species

On-demand training via our eLearning site, per person + VAT
L/E1: £160 + SAB Certificate
PIL AB Dog: £220 + SAB Certificate
PIL AB Hamster: £220 + RSoB Certificate
Certificate Fees per person: SAB £22, RSoB £35

Course Overviews

Delegates attending our live webinars have access to our eLearning site for seven days of pre-reading prior to attendance and three months after the course to allow time to read, download or bookmark resources that will help a new licensee.

People who study on-demand courses through our eLearning site have access to the course materials for three months, allowing study to be scheduled around other commitments.

People taking care of animals will also have the benefit of one years membership of Research Animal Training (RAT) when they study with TLC.

Depending on the establishment you are employed by or studying with, you will also have access to a local module that provides information about health screening, important people to know and other information specific to your establishment.

Each training course consists of a series of modules. For information about the modules, click


  • Module 1: Legislation
  • Module 2: Ethics, animal welfare and the 3Rs (level 1)


  • Module 3.1: Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (theory)
  • Module 4: Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory)
  • Module 5: Recognition of pain, suffering and distress – species specific
  • Module 6.1: Humane methods of killing (theory)
  • Module 7: Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (theory)

Using TLC DOPS, you will be trained and assessed locally (e.g. by your NTCO/NACWO or other suitable person) for:

  • Module 3.2: Basic and Appropriate Biology – species specific (skills)
  • Module 8: Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills)


  • Module 20: Anaesthesia for minor procedures (NB: anaesthesia for less than 15 minutes and minor, non-invasive procedures only)


  • Module 21: Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures
  • Module 22: Principles of surgery

Using TLC DOPS, you will be trained and assessed locally (e.g. by your NTCO/NVS or other suitable person) for the skills aspects of Modules 21 and 22.


In addition to our regular webinars for people working with rodents and rabbits, we also provide PIL A (and PIL B) webinars for licensees wishing to use other species including chickens, goats, hamsters, minipigs and old world primates.