Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

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Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

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Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) covers much more detail about the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. This course has been designed to give pet professionals, including dog walkers, instructors, groomers, pet boarding, pet stores, veterinary practices and pet sitters, much more information in order to be able to detect early when something is wrong and give the appropriate care. This Pet First Aid course is designed to meet the level 3 pet first aid requirements for pet professionals laid down by the latest government and council guidance. For pet businesses and dog day care activities, the course will help to ensure that you meet and maintain the standards as required for a license to be granted. 

The course covers the anatomy and physiology of animals and different first aid treatments that are available.  Although the treatment is basically the same between dogs and cats, the advanced course has a dedicated section on cats.

This training is offered as a blended course. Blended training is where you complete the online module part 1 (approximately 6 hours) independently in your own time before completing the practical module part 2 (approximately 6 hours) with an approved instructor. You must complete part 1 prior to attending part 2 of the course.

Spaces on Pet First Aid courses (part 2) are limited to a maximum of 12 people. A hands-on approach ensures that attendees practise first aid skills and have the confidence to use them in a real life situation.

On completion of the course, attendees with receive an official certificate which is valid for three years and a certified CPD statement. An annual refresher course is highly recommended. This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.

Attendees completing our Pet First Aid courses receive access to an online video library and course manual for refreshing skills and reference through ProTrainings.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the course
  • Meet your vet
  • Pet first aid and the law
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • When is veterinary care required
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
  • Car accidents – injuries and treatment
  • Pet proofing your home
  • Please rescue my pets stickers
  • Hand hygiene
  • Dog microchipping
  • Dog muzzles
  • Use of gloves
  • Approaching a pet that has been injured
  • Preventing accidents
  • External anatomy
  • Internal anatomy
  • Dog digestive process
  • Blood vessels
  • Types of bones
  • Breathing mechanisms
  • Circulation system
  • Types of joints
  • The nervous system
  • The muscular System
  • Pet first aid kits
  • Advanced pet first aid kits
  • First aid spray
  • Blood stop powder
  • Spray on plaster
  • Elizabethan collars
  • Pet first aid wipes
  • Pet wrap bandages
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Using a foil blanket
  • Initial assessment
  • Checking your pet’s health and finding out what is normal
  • Gum colour
  • Collecting a urine sample
  • How pets show pain
  • How pets show pain – additional vets’ comments
  • Taking a pulse
  • Taking a pet’s temperature
  • Vital signs
  • Comprehensive assessment and checking vital signs example
  • Taking a pet’s rectal temperature
  • Classifications of an emergency
  • Pet recovery position
  • What to do if your cat has an accident
  • Pet CPR
  • Drowning and treatment
  • Near and secondary drowning
  • Near and secondary drowning – additional vets’ comments
  • How realistic is pet CPR – hear what vets say
  • Oxygen and your pet
  • Administration of oxygen
  • Choking
  • Types of bleeding
  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
  • Pets and tourniquets
  • New commercial tourniquets for dogs
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Haemostatic dressings on animals
  • Shock
  • Shock – additional vets’ comments
  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sneezing
  • Dehydration in pets
  • Lethargy
  • Urination problems
  • Weakness and collapse
  • Weakness and collapse – additional vets’ comments
  • Hair loss and skin conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Suspected fractures
  • Pet fractures treatment
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Paw and claw problems
  • Nail and claw injuries
  • Eye problems
  • Ear problems
  • General bandaging
  • Bandaging a pet’s ear
  • Bandaging a pet’s tail and tail injuries
  • Bandaging the body
  • Fight wounds
  • Puncture wounds
  • Mouth and dental problems
  • Animal bites and scratches on pets
  • Small cuts, scratches and grazes
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Stings on animals
  • Ibuprofen and pets
  • Carbon monoxide and pets
  • Poisoning
  • Vet poison information line
  • Inducing vomiting in a dog
  • Inducing vomiting – additional vets’ comments
  • Snake bites on pets
  • Pet burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Electric shocks – additional vets’ comments
  • Cruciate ligament
  • Falls from height
  • Pets and illnesses
  • Bloat
  • High temperatures and heatstroke
  • Hyperthermia – additional vets’ comments
  • Hypothermia treatment
  • Hypothermia – additional vets’ comments
  • Vomiting in animals
  • Vomiting causes and types
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies in pets
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Nose and respiratory problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing and kennel cough
  • Diarrhoea in animals
  • Stomach conditions
  • Rabies
  • Alabama foot rot
  • Blue-green algae
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Pyometra
  • Fleas
  • Ticks and lyme disease
  • Insect stings
  • Fly strike
  • Lungworm
  • Processionary caterpillars
  • Restraining a cat
  • Cats and heights
  • Paws and claws
  • Cat vaccinations
  • Cat worming and treatment
  • Pedigree cats
  • The pregnant cat
  • Adult cats
  • Cat flu
  • The older dog
  • Brachycephalic dogs
  • Smaller pets
  • Reptiles
  • Fireworks and thunderstorms

Price for this course

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)
£ 120 for 1 attendee
  • £114.60 each for 2 attendees
  • £109.20 each for 3 attendees
  • £103.80 each for 4 attendees
  • £98.40 each for 5 attendees
  • £93.00 each for 6 attendees
  • £87.60 each for 7 attendees
  • £82.20 each for 8 attendees
  • £76.80 each for 9 attendees
  • £71.40 each for 10 attendees
  • £65.20 each for 11 attendees
  • £60.00 each for 12 attendees

Prices are inclusive of your training and certificate.

A discount is applied for each additional learner attending a course. A full course of 12 learners is priced at 50% off!

Travel costs will be added to the prices above at a rate of 30p per mile from our office in Plympton.

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