Since 1 October 2018, the new Licensing of Activities Involving Animals regulations (AAL) require those carrying out inspections to be appropriately trained

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.

The City of London Corporation, Animal Health Team,  delivers Ofqual regulated, level 3 certificate animal establishments inspector training course. Further details about the Level 3 Certificate in Inspecting Licensable Activities Involving Animals course and qualification, including course dates can be obtained by contacting

The Institute of Licensing also offers a course.