Animal Technologist Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship offers employers a chance to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours of junior technicians in preparation for the demanding role as a Licensed Animal Technician.

The apprentice will develop the technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with the functional and personal skills, required to be an effective Personal Licence Holder. These are acquired through a combination of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

During the apprenticeship the apprentice will get a lot of formative assessments helping them create a robust portfolio of their learning achievements and will get support in preparing for the End Point Assessment. They will also complete the relevant IAT qualification.


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Animal Care and Welfare Apprenticeship

Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings.  The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, laboratories, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals.  Animal Care and Welfare Assistants must have a strong work ethic and be prepared to work irregular hours in all weather conditions. They must maintain safe working practices and taking responsibility for themselves, animals and others.

Typical job roles include: kennel/cattery assistant; animal technician, animal welfare assistant; animal day care assistant; animal collection officer; wildlife rehabilitation assistant; zoo keeper assistant, pet retail assistant, animal handler, veterinary care assistant, farm park assistant.


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