If you plan to act under the authority of a general licence, you must:
be eligible to do so (see conditions of each licence)
comply with the terms of the relevant licence and therefore the law
You should use a class licence for activities that need a specific skill or experience to avoid risk to the conservation or welfare of a protected species.
If a general licence or class licence does not cover your circumstance, you should apply for an individual licence. For more information on the licences available, see Wildlife licences: when you need to apply.