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Animal Technologist

Working with laboratory animals.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
15 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • making sure animals are well looked after
  • handling animals safely
  • setting up scientific studies
  • understanding health and safety legislation
  • analysis of research data
  • apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
  • apprentices must also have achieved an IAT level 3 diploma in laboratory animal science and technology before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship will be eligible for membership of the Institute of Animal Technology.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Institute of Animal Technology 0800 085 4380
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.