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University Biomedical Services (UBS)


Nominated Assessor Course

Online and in person options are available.

This course is suitable for those that will be assessing others and introduces the Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS) system.

Content includes:

  • theory of assessment
  • planning and conducting assessments
  • providing feedback
  • filling out DOPS forms correctly
  • writing DOPS forms

Information is provided by:

  • self-lead online learning
  • training videos
  • Zoom or in person sessions with opportunity for discussion
  • Guidance documents, such as writing DOPS for the species you work with

Access to online course material is provided at least 1 week prior to the Zoom or in person session (all times to be confirmed at booking).

Certificates and CPD points will be awarded upon completion of online course material, attending the Zoom or in person session, writing a DOPS form and carrying out 3 observed assessments within the attendee's animal facility.

The full cost of this course is £207.90 (£203.70 for University of Cambridge staff).


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 

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