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EFAT believes that the learning outcomes listed in the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology Syllabus satisfies the requirements under Article 23 of Directive 2010/63/EU Competence of personnel, as stated:

2. The staff shall be adequately educated and trained before they perform any of the following functions: (c) taking care of animals; or (d) killing animals, plus the associated Education and Training Framework for EU Function Group C Modules for Animal Carers see:

Therefore, EFAT has a strong partnership with the Institute of Animal Technology and it’s Board of Education.

More information about IAT Education can be found here:

At the FELASA Congress held in Marseille in 2022, the Chair of the IAT Board of Educational Policy gave a presentation entitled:

Animal Technician Education

Click on the title to download the presentation.

Directive 2010/EU/63
Education & Training Framework
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