How to become an animal technician
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
You could do a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in:
- animal care
- animal studies
- applied science
- animal management
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You could get into this job through an animal technologist advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Working with animals or in a lab may help improve your chances of finding a job or training.
You could get work experience:
- on a farm
- in kennels, an animal welfare centre or zoo
- in a laboratory setting
You'll find out more about careers and training from the Institute of Animal Technology.