Book a course – hybrid

BTI Hybrid courseRegistration for the Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 hybrid course is currently postponed.

Delegates may register for the full online course which is currently available.  The details below are for information purposes only.

This hybrid course is a combination of online learning and face to face training.  It runs over six weeks (online) followed by 3 days (face to face training in Edinburgh, Scotland).

Access to the online course materials will be given on the start date of the course.  Candidates have six weeks to complete the online part of the course before attending the 3 days face to face training. For more details, please click on the link below:

All of the online modules and assessments MUST be completed before attending the 3 day face to face training in Edinburgh.


Some assessments are done online and some are done during the face to face training.  There are some multiple choice/multiple answers questions, and some which require text/short answers to be written.  For the text answers, short paragraphs and bullet points can be used – there is nothing as long as, for example, an essay.  You will also be required to do a presentation too, which is done on the last day of the face to face training.

Every assessment must be passed (50%) and overall, you will be required to achieve a score of 60% to pass the whole course.  Delegates will be offered the opportunity to re-sit assessments following the completion of the course, if the minimum mark is not achieved on the first attempt, if this is thought to be relevant.


You get the same accreditation whether you do the hybrid or online course.  If you successfully complete the BTI course you can apply to ISTR to become registered as a Biosafety Practitioner, if you have two years’ relevant experience.  Please see the following for more details


To register for the hybrid course, please use the booking form* below.  The details provided in this form will be used to correspond with you and if successful, will be used for your award letter and certificate, so please provide your email address (not a generic inbox account eg. and full address details.  By completing this form, you are confirming that you wish to book onto the course and you have accepted the Biosafety Training Institute’s Terms and Conditions. (*The Privacy notice for Visitor Registration information provided on the booking form can be found at

Candidates wishing to join the course after the start date of the course may do so until two weeks before the start of the training in Edinburgh (if spaces are still available) – please contact the BTI course Administrator.


The cost of the course is £1,500* per delegate.  This covers access to the online information, the full course materials, tutor training and support, workshops, refreshments and lunch each day (during the face to face training in Edinburgh) and certification on successful completion.  Please note that the cost of the course is exempt of VAT.

Information on how to make payment will be sent to candidates once the booking form is received.

Places on the course will only be confirmed once payment is received.

*Delegates employed in Higher Education institutions are entitled to this training at a slightly reduced rate.


The venue for this course is Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HT.  Information on accommodation can be found at “visiting Edinburgh“.


If you have any enquiries about the hybrid course, please use the Contact Form.

What Happens Next?

Once you have clicked the SUBMIT button, we will check availability on your selected course and you will receive an email within 7 days to confirm availability. Where your booking is successful you will receive further information and payment will be due within 30 days or before the start of the course, which ever is soonest.  Online electronic payment is preferred however UK based delegates may provide a Purchase Order and company details to allow an Invoice to be sent.  All bookings from outside the UK must be paid by credit or debit card.

Should there be no availability on your selected course, we will offer you an alternative date but you are under no obligation to accept any alternative that might be available.

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