About Us

From delivering end point assessments, to creating and writing syllabuses, to moderating coursework, IAT Education is commitment to ensuring Professional Education Standards are upheld in industries such as animal care, life and laboratory science, and beyond.


For over 70 years The IAT has advanced and promoted excellence in the practice and technology of animal care and welfare. As a diploma awarding body from levels 2 to 6 (GCSE equivalent to degree level equivalent), The IAT has enhanced the standards and status of those professionally engaged in the care, welfare and use of animals in science. The IAT’s commitment to Professional Education Standards continues, as an End Point Assessment Organisation for Apprenticeship Standards, and through the establishment of IAT Education.


Recognised by OFQUAL, The Department for Education, and The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, IAT Education is staffed and run by professionals both from industry and education, and is unparalleled in its ability to develop, assess, and moderate education qualifications and standards that are delivered through a rigorously accredited network of education providers.


Our provider partners deliver our education programs via a variety of methods, from face to face, to online, to a mixture of both, based on what is most suitable for the learner and their employer. Likewise the IAT’s end point assessments, dependent on the standard, can be conducted remotely or in person depending on the needs of the individual and their work setting.