The Career Pathway for Animal Technologists

Entry to Master's Degree

Trainee Animal Technician
Animal Technician
Animal Technologist
Senior Animal Technologist
Facility Manager / Specialist

6

months

1

year

3

years

5

years

8

years+

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

 

ICARE Requirements

ICARE stands for Institutional Care and Animal welfare REsponsible (person) under EU Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. For details of training modules see http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/guidance/education_training/en.pdf

 

Typical

Indicative

Timescales

Alignment to

Directive

2010/63/EU

Core Career Pathway

including

Continuous Professional Development

Alignment to

Education

Framework

Alignment to

Professional

Recognition