The Career Pathway for Animal Technologists

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

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

 

Facility Manager / Specialist

 

Brief Duties

The skills and qualifications of the Senior Animal Technologist may be responsible for a number of animal areas/facilities controlled by senior technical staff, will have overall responsibility for the day to day operations, including budget control, implementation of policy, staffing and appointments, helping to promote and maintain a culture of care within their organisation.

 

Likely Qualifications

Fellowship of the IAT (FIAT) or graduate qualification, management experience and/or qualifications, extensive Continued Professional Development (CPD), possibly working towards a Masters Degree

 

Salary

£30k - £55k depending on location

Typical

Indicative

Timescales

Alignment to

Directive

2010/63/EU

Core Career Pathway

including

Continuous Professional Development

Alignment to

Education

Framework

Alignment to

Professional

Recognition