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

Trainee Animal Technician

 

Brief Duties

An interest in caring for and working with animals is essential, preferably with some experience of animal science, veterinary or animal care. Will be aware of husbandry routines for common laboratory animals, having a basic knowledge of standard operating procedures and the regulations that control research using animals.  They will understand the requirement for effective cage, room and facility hygiene and cleanliness procedures.

 

Likely Qualifications

None required but 5 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science would be preferred and/or an animal care related qualification

 

Salary

£14k - £17k depending on location

 

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