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Module & Functions table

MODULES REQUIRED FOR DIRECTIVE 2010/63/EU FUNCTIONS A AND B AND TO APPLY FOR A UK PERSONAL OR PROJECT LICENCE UNDER THE ANIMALS (SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES) ACT 1986 (ASPA)

MODULES1 FUNCTIONS2
Function A Function B
UK Personal Licence applicants3 UK Project Licence applicants4
Module Title EU No. Species Specific PIL Cat. A PIL Cat. B PIL Cat. C PPL
National legislation 1 (also called module L in the UK)
Ethics, animal welfare and the Three Rs (level 1) 2 (also called module E1 in the UK)
Basic and appropriate biology (theory) 3.1
Basic and appropriate biology (practical) 3.2
Animal care, health and management (theory) 4
Recognition of pain, suffering and distress 5
Humane methods of killing (theory) 6.1 (also called module K in the UK)
Humane methods of killing (skills) 6.2 (also called module K in the UK) n/a
Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia (theory) 7
Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia (skills) 8
Anaesthesia for minor procedures 20 if relevant
Advanced anaesthesia e.g. for surgical or prolonged procedures 21 if relevant
Principles of surgery 22 if relevant
Ethics, animal welfare and the Three Rs (level 2) 9 (also called module E2 in the UK)
Design of procedures and projects (level 1) (experimental design) 10
Design of procedures and projects (level 2) (design and management) 11

✓ indicates the modules that must be successfully completed for a particular Function in the EU and in order to apply for a Home Office Personal or Project Licence in the UK.

In the UK competence in practical techniques, using living animals, that could cause pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm will be achieved, under supervision, when a licensed person begins their work.

Updated on 10th October 2018

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