The Career Pathway for Animal Technologists

Typical

Indicative

Timescales

Alignment to

Directive

2010/63/EU

Core Career Pathway

including

Continuous Professional Development

Alignment to

Education

Framework

Alignment to

Professional

Recognition

6

months

1

year

3

years

5

years

8

years+

Entry to Master's Degree

Level 2 LAS&T Diploma

Level 3 LAS&T Diploma

Local Induction,

Health & Safety, etc

Level 2 Lab Animal

Husbandry Diploma

Level 4 LAS&T Diploma

Level 6 LAS&T Diploma

or 1st Degree

Level 5 LAS&T Diploma

Registered Animal Technologist (RAnTech)

Namend Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO)

Member of the Institute of Animal Technology (MIAT)

Fellow of the Institute of Animal Technology (FIAT)

EU Modules

3.2, 7, 8, 9 & 23

requirement for

ICARE

EU Function Group C

(Animal carers)
Modules

1, 2, 3.1, 4, 5, 6.1 & 3.2

Appointment

Animal Technician

 

Brief Duties

Will have had a minimum of 2 years experience in an laboratory animal environment, be familiar with the care, welfare and day to day husbandry of the laboratory animal species within their facility. They will have experience with the day to day routines involved in experimental or breeding facilities, including genetically altered (GA) animals and be able to record data accurately. Although not Licensed under The Animal Scientific Procedures Act 1986 (ASPA), they will know the requirements of the Act and understand routine experimental procedures.

 

Likely Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology.

 

Salary

£19k - £28k depending on location

 

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