The Licensing of Activities Involving Animals Regulations requires that local authority inspectors undergo training. There are different ways to undertake this training, however some courses are not effective in ensuring a clear understanding of the legislation and how to ensure animal welfare is protected. It is important that any training involves practical work and that it covers each activity meeting both the legal requirement and the requirement to be an Ofqual regulated level 3 qualification.
In light of this, LGAWG recommends that the best training involves a practical element.
The National Pet College working in partnership with The City of London training course provides a combination of online and in person practical learning and it can be booked via Local Authority Training – National Pet College
In due course there will be training for back office staff on the regulations as well as a specific training package for the new legislation around primates and other issues arising from the Kept Animals Bill.
LGAWG recognises that the Institute of Licensing also offers a course.