Canine first aid qualification


This course runs once a week across 2 weeks and you will gain the practical skills and knowledge in canine first aid.

This qualification is a valuable certificate of competence to show your customers and employers.

Nearing the start of the course, we will confirm your timetable.

Course Content - What will I learn?

iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid
This qualification is perfect for owners and professionals alike who want to be prepared should a pet need emergency treatment. The qualification covers the most
commonly faced canine emergencies such as how to treat injury, dress wounds, allergic reactions, stings, poisoning, choking, seizures, CPR, hypothermia and much more.

The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure Candidates have the knowledge required should they ever be faced with an emergency first aid situation.
Leading industry experts have reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the animal care industry and the continued growth and development of the sector.
Objectives of the qualification

This qualification is aimed to take Candidates on a journey from complete beginners to competent and confident in carrying out canine emergency first aid. Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:
Prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding;
Support a role in the workplace;
Encourage engagement in learning.

This qualification must be renewed every 3 years to ensure the candidate is up to date with current legislation and potential updates in practice.

What Next?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to employers or the public that you have the practical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services

This course directly links to our other qualifications – Dog walking and pet sitting.

For those of you wanting to go into employment, the aim of our course(s) are to produce competent carers working with animals, with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Potential careers:

  • Animal Technician
  • Applied Animal Behaviourist
  • Assistance Dog Trainer
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Farm Worker (Livestock)
  • Kennel Worker
  • RSPCA/ SSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo Keeper

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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