Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification

Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification


Advance Pet First Aid online video based training, ideal for pet professionals working in the pet-care industry. This is a Level 3 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification with 7 hours of CPD


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About this course

This advanced pet first aid level 3 (VTQ) online training course includes advanced First Aid content for dogs, cats and there is even a short lesson on reptiles. This course covers injuries and illnesses in greater detail than our practical classroom courses.

Advanced pet first aid can be taken 100% online, however if you would prefer to complete a practical module to supplement your learning,  you can attend one of our local scheduled animal classroom courses with an approved advanced pet first aid instructor and Canine CPR manikins. To arrange a practical session please contact us.

The online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is customised to support a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV2)


Pet sitters
Dog walkers
Kennel staff
Pet stores workers
Veterinary nurses
Veterinary students
Dog trainers
Dog groomers

Course topics

Introduction to advanced pet first aid
Advanced Pet First Aid Course Overview
Endorsed pet first aid certificate option
Meet your vet
Pet first aid and the law
The vet and your role in first aid
The role of the pet first aider
When is Veterinary Care Required
Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
Car Accidents
Pet Proofing your home
Please rescue my pets stickers
Hand Hygiene
Dog Microchipping
Precautions and Safety
Dog Muzzles
Use Of Gloves
Approaching A Pet That Has Been Injured
Anatomy and Physiology
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
First Aid Kits and Equipment
Pet First Aid Kits
Advanced Pet First Aid Kit
First Aid Spray
Blood stop powder
Spray on plaster
Elizabethan Collars
Pet First Aid Wipes
Pet wrap bandages
Bandage aftercare
Using a foil blanket
Checking a Dog's health
Initial Assessment
Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
Gum Colour
Collecting a urine sample
How pets show pain
Taking a Pulse
Taking the Temperature
Vital signs
Comprehensive assessment and checking vital signs example
Pet Accidents and First Aid
Classifications of an emergency
Pet Recovery Position
What to do if your cat has an accident
Pet CPR Introduction
Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
Drowning and Treatment
Near and secondary drowning
Oxygen and your pet
Administration of Oxygen
Choking Overview
Choking - How common is it at the vet's?
Bleeding Control
Types of Bleeding
Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
Pets and tourniquets
New commercial Tourniquets for Dogs
Haemostatic dressings on animals
Different Conditions you may see
Breathing and respiratory problems
Loss of Appetite
Dehydration in pets
Urination Problems
Weakness and collapse
Suspected fractures
Pet fractures treatment
Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
Paw Problems
Nail and Claw Injuries
Eye Problems
Bandaging the Ear
Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
Puncture Wounds
Animal bites and scratches on pets
Stings on animals
Ibuprofen and pets
Carbon Monoxide and pets
Vet poison information line
Inducing Vomiting in a Dog
Snake Bites on Pets
Pet burns
Cruciate Ligament
Pets and Illnesses
High Temperatures and Heatstroke
Hypothermia Treatment
Vomiting in Animals
Vomiting causes and types
Seizures and Epilepsy
Allergies in pets
Cushings Disease
Coughing and kennel cough
Diarrhoea in animals
Alabama foot rot
Blue-green algae
Parasites that affect pets
Insect Stings
Fly Strike
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
Different types and sizes of animals
The Older Dog
Brachycephalic dogs
Smaller pets
Summary of Advanced Pet First Aid
Fireworks and thunderstorms
Advanced pet first aid practical (optional)


Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 80% to pass.


Successful candidates will receive a wall mount certificate. If you are a business or pet professional your certificate can be used as evidence for CPD time credits (if applicable), to prove your continuing professional development when you have finished your training.

Regulated Qualifications
This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge, if required. The Bridge First Aid offer Regulated and endorsed qualifications through TQUK who are Ofqual registered. The assessment and administration criteria to be undertaken for a regulated certification carries a small extra certification charge of £10 per delegate.

Additional information


  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 6 hours and 48 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles


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