Welcome to the Biosafety Training Institute

The Biosafety Training Institute (BTI) has been developed by The University of Edinburgh as a centre of excellence, delivering accredited professional biosafety training courses to a specialist audience most of whom have first degrees, with many also having postgraduate qualifications.

Initially targeted at biological and biomedical research workers in Universities, the BTI courses are suitable for anyone with a role in health and safety within a biological or biomedical environment, including biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.


Due to the current situation, the online version of the Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 course (for delegates within the UK) and the Professional Course in Biorisk Management (for delegates outside the UK) are available to start immediately (on receipt of booking form and payment). Please follow the relevant links below or click on the buttons above to complete the online booking forms for the course of your choice.

Biosafety Practitioner Level 1

The BTI is the only UK provider to offer this accredited course as a full ONLINE course and a HYBRID course (combination of online and face to face teaching).  
This course is suitable for the UK market.

Professional Course in Biorisk Management

The Professional Course in Biorisk Management is an online course.  
This course is suitable for the International market.

Next Course Dates

Course NameDateBooking information
Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 (Online)Instant accessBook this course
Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 (Hybrid)  Postponed Book this course
Professional Course in Biorisk Management Instant accessBook this course

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