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Apprenticeship standard: animal technologist

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the biotechnology sector.


Apprenticeship standard for an animal technologist

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the animal technologist standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

The standard for an animal technologist was developed by:

  • MRC Harwell Institute
  • Venture Forward
  • Kings College London
  • Imperial College
  • The Babraham Institute
  • University of Manchester
  • Institute of Animal Technology
  • Francis Crick Institute
  • University College London
  • University of Cambridge
  • Leicester University
  • Bristol University
  • Fera Science Ltd
  • University of Oxford
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • University of Leicester
  • Sanger Institute
  • Imperial College
  • University College London
  • Edinburgh University
  • University of Nottingham
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Learning Curve
  • Covance
  • Sequani
  • SGUL
  • Charles River UK
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency