Diplomas in Animal Technology

Diploma in Animal Husbandry

This entry level qualification is designed as an introduction to animal technology. It focuses on ensuring that you recognise the importance of high standards of routine care and animal husbandry and gives an insight into the legal responsibility of animal technologists, even at the most junior levels.


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Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology

Building on the basic knowledge of animal husbandry.

This Diploma builds on the animal husbandry knowledge, gained in the animal husbandry diploma, to give candidates a broad understanding of key scientific principles.


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This Diploma is designed for more experienced technologists and encourages you to develop a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of good animal welfare and scientific practice.  You are prepared for more responsibility within the Industry and for the transition to Higher Education if you so wish.


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The Level 4 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology covers 4 separate learning units. Each unit will equip you with valuable skills for the workplace, and develop your research and writing skills in order to prepare you for levels 5 – 6.


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The Level 5 Diploma continues on from Level 4. Covering 4 individual learning units, Level 5 will ensure you are well versed in animal welfare law and can apply this knowledge in practice. You will be introduced to the importance of good experimental design, and explore the subjects of toxicology, and genetic alteration in animals.


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The Level 6 Diploma continues on from Level 5. The highest level of our Diplomas will cover 4 individual learning units in detail, the largest being the Project Planning and Project unit where you are given the opportunity to develop your own research project with the guidance of our expert tutors.


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Obtaining a diploma from an awarding organisation like The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), recognised by Ofqual, offers a multitude of benefits. Firstly, Ofqual recognition ensures that the diploma meets rigorous quality standards, providing credibility and recognition in the eyes of employers and educational institutions alike. This recognition enhances the diploma holder’s employability and facilitates smoother progression to further education or career advancement. Additionally, IAT’s affiliation with Ofqual signifies adherence to established educational guidelines, guaranteeing that the curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to industry standards. Furthermore, acquiring an IAT diploma demonstrates competence and proficiency in animal technology, equipping individuals with practical skills and knowledge crucial for success in diverse professional environments. Overall, a diploma from an Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation like the IAT not only validates one’s expertise but also opens doors to a myriad of opportunities in the competitive job market.