This course is for people that want to apply for a Home Office personal license to work with poultry. The course mainly focusses on chickens.

The lectures and practical handling plus related exams enable you to apply for a PIL (A and B) in birds (domestic fowls).

Lectures are online – we will send you details of how to login after you register. Handling is in person at our poultry facility near Penicuik, Midlothian. Details of where and when to go will be sent to you after you register.  


For attendees from a ScotPIL member university: £150
For attendees from all other universities/institutes: £200

Please download this registration form, fill it in and email it to

Details on how to pay will be provided through SRUC finance over the phone. 

Course dates:

Lectures (online): Tuesday 29 October 2024
Handling (on site at SRUC poultry unit, near Penicuik): Wednesday 30 October March 2024