Benefits of enrolling with
CLAST Diplomas

How can you benefit from our courses?

There are lots of benefits to be gained from studying with us at any level, but the further you progress through our qualifications the more you stand to gain. Each of our units has been designed to develop your skill profile and will give you the chance to:

  • Learn about complex biological processes related to animals in research
  • Develop and refine your critical thinking and writing abilities
  • Maintain and improve animal welfare at your facility
  • Develop your soft skills in management, negotiation and communication skills
  • Perform experimental procedures safely and effectively
  • Increase your job satisfaction and chance of career progression
  • ​Provide you with valuable professional networking opportunities
  • Learn to deliver confident and informative presentations
  • Graduate with an IAT HE certificate that can be used towards a full HE qualification in the future

How can your employer benefit from your studies?

As an employer, you want to know that you are making a worthy investment in your employees’ education and training. We strive to train laboratory professionals to the highest standards and work closely with many large employers of laboratory staff including the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and King’s College London. ​

The benefits of higher education and training in animal science and technology are not just for your employees, your company stands to gain just as much, including;

  • Increased staff loyalty and sense of being valued by the company
  • Greater staff retention, especially whilst they are studying
  • Be safe in the knowledge that your staff are experts in animal welfare, helping to maintain a culture of care
  • Students will develop interpersonal skills to facilitate working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders in a team environment
  • Students learn cutting edge approaches from industry experts, equipping staff with a range of practical skills to bring to the workplace
  • Our wide range of modules meet CPD needs and can be incorporated into staff appraisals
  • Staff members who are confident public speakers with improved communication and presentation skills
  • Efficient employees who can prioritise and manage their time effectively
  • Employees with developed scientific writing skills for use in the company

Unable to access higher education because of financial reasons?

We work with AS-ET, an educational charity that can provide funding to those that are unable to cover the costs of a course/courses. AS-ET is a registered charity that was created with the objective of distributing grants in order to advance education and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science.

Please bear in mind that the number of bursaries available from AS-ET are limited.

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