Named Animal Care & Welfare Officers
Promoting a professional understanding and responsible attitute towards the care and welfare of laboratory animals through training, qualification and experience.
A very high percentage of Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers (NACWO) are members of the IAT. The Institutes' Register or Animal Technologists is, in most instances, referred to when identifying individuals of suitable quality and status to fulfil posts of responsibility in laboratory animal facilities.
It is our belief that persons named as NACWO within the requirements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, should be appointed from the list of Registered Animal Technologists.
By adopting such a policy establishments using or breeding animals for biomedical research would demonstrate to all that they take matters of animal welfare seriously and that the interests of the animals are properly served.
The Institute is a Home Office recognised Accredited Body for Introductory NACWO Courses.
The Registration & Accreditation Board assesses and accredits Introductory NACWO Courses as required by the Home Office.
Guidance for applications on ASPeL
Course Accreditation Guide
Accreditation Application Form
Course Evaluation Questionnaire
NACWO CPD Courses
The Institute runs NACWO CPD courses to provide a useful forum to enter into discussions and share valuable knowledge to increase their skills further.
Visit our Accredited Bodies' websites for more information on the courses they offer.
Visit our website for dates of upcoming NACWO Introductory Courses. We also offer Home Office Module courses including Farm Animal and Fish courses.
Visit our website for details and dates of upcoming NACWO Courses, Home Office Module courses and EU Directive workshops
Visit our website for dates of upcoming NACWO Introductory Courses and other services we offer, including Home Office licensee training modules and licensee refresher courses.
Visit our website for details, dates and application forms for our accredited NACWO Courses.