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University Biomedical Services (UBS)


IAT accredited introductory course for NACWOs


Although designed as an introduction to the NACWO role, this interactive course can also be effective as a refresher course for those individuals who have been in the role some time and require targeted CPD for their development.


The online learning spans 2 days (delivered non-sequentially to allow for reading and self-assessment quizzes) and provides up-to-date information on the requirements of the role, giving a solid foundation for the NACWO role.


Following the most recent version of the IAT NACWO course syllabus, areas covered include legislation and ethical issues, project licence review and the NACWO contribution to AWERB, roles of the other Named Persons – including expectations and interactions, culture of care, animal welfare assessment and monitoring, study plans, record keeping and dealing with confrontational situations.


The course will use a combination of pre-course material and online quizzes, online live sessions allowing group work, problem solving exercises and discussion to deliver the material. The exam consisting of multiple choice, missing words and longer answer questions will be held on day 5 to assess learning. The exam may be taken in the candidates workplace with a suitable invigilator. 


The full cost of this course is £358.31 for external candidates including completion certificate.


Cancellation fees

 Cancellation fee if cancelled within 2 weeks prior to the application deadline

 25% of course fee 

 Cancellation fee if cancelled within 1 week prior to the application deadline

 50% of course fee

 Cancellation fee if cancelled after the application deadline

 Full course fee 

NACWO Course Application Form

NACWO Course Application Form

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