Advanced Pet First Aid: Online (part 1) + A Practical Classroom Training Day (part 2) 15th September Cambridgeshire

Advanced Pet First Aid: Online (part 1) + A Practical Classroom Training Day (part 2) 15th September Cambridgeshire

Level 3 Certified Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) With 12 Hours Of CPD

Fully booked


Complementary refreshments, manual & training resources included:  Practical session 9:30 am – 14:30 pm

Complete part 1 video lessons to suit your schedule, then attend an enjoyable part 2 hands on practical. Full course syllabus and certification details, visit information tabs below.

Part 2 venue  location, directions and map here

Please list the full name(s) and email address(es) of the delegate(s) attending this course.


About this course

This blended advanced pet first aid level 3 (VTQ) course includes advanced first aid content for dogs, as well as other domestic pets, and covers injuries and illnesses in much greater detail than our practical classroom courses alone.

Blended Advance Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification with 12 hours of CPD certified online video-based training (part 1) combined with a practical classroom session (part 2). This is our most comprehensive animal first aid programme.

Due to the flexible modality of this course where by learners can complete the online video based lessons in increments to suit their schedule, this course is suitable for anyone. Whether you have a wealth of experience, and a background of working with animals, or are a complete novice who is setting up a canine or pet business.

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)

How will distancing rules be followed during a practical classroom delivery?

See also “additional information” tab above. We are responsibly running this public classroom course with strict COVID secure training methods in place. We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

Whilst physical distancing rules remain in place, our f2f classroom courses are limited to a maximum of 12. We have supersized our venues, which have ground floor windows and ample break out space. The venue for this course is not currently used by the public, and we have a QR code for track and trace.

We are now well versed in adapting the training to meet our strict risk assessment. (face masks are to be worn in the kitchen and corridor areas).

Any group exercises may be completed in separate rooms followed by feedback safely in the main hall.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training.

On arrival, you will be given a debrief. Hand sanitiser, training props, individual Canine Manikin Lungs, and everything you need for the course is provided. Come with an open mind and burning questions.

Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental and entertaining learning environment. We encourage participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and included, and we often see the group bond as a result.

What do I need to bring?

You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes. Covid-19 secure refreshments are complementary throughout the training, but we do ask you to bring your own favourite mug, and your lunch for courses longer than 4 hours. There is ample fridge space and Budgens 1-mile, fast food outlets and supermarkets 2.5 miles. We have everything else covered.

We are also fully aware of the anxiety that many students have over coming into a public space. There is a lot to think about which we have already thought about. You are in safe hands.

Anything else? 

Your instructor will send you an e mail a couple of days prior to the classroom training, so that you have their contact details should you be running late, or have additional accessibility requirements.

Alternatively why not schedule your own in house bespoke course and we can come to you with animal CPR manikins and training materials, at a time that is convenient. Min 5 students, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and North London. Click here for group discounts and on site delivery options. 


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

Course topics

Learn the techniques for a wide range of emergencies your pets may get into with this engaging course hosted by our online course provider Pro Trainings.

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


Online assessment - Part 1
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 75% to pass.

Classroom practical - Part 2
Continuous observation by the trainer and final multiple-choice assessment. It is our job, and what we do best, to ensure you understand and retain this knowledge, so do not feel daunted by assessments.


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

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

  • You will be given your own animal manikins, a debrief and goodie pack on arrival (we have worked hard to make sure you will have fun despite the social distancing rules)
  • Course materials, including a manual and assessment forms are provided. You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • You will need to bring your own lunch for courses longer than 4 hours. There is a large fridge on site. Complementary refreshments will be provided.
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as this course does have an element of physical/ practical activity.
  • We will provide gloves and hand sanitiser.
  • If it is nice weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training will take place outdoors.
  • This is a level 3 qualification; hence you will need to bring some Photo ID to the classroom. It is important that students ensure their name is registered as they wish for it to appear on this qualification certification. There will be an admin fee of £10 plus VAT for changes required after this award has been passed.
  • There is no obligation and it may not be applicable to you yet; but if you could check the status of your current animal first aid kit and your accident report forms it might be useful. If not, please don’t worry, we will go through this requirement.

Group bookings

A discount is applied when booking 3 or more seats.

Should you be running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile by e mail prior to the training.


Postcode for Sat Nav CB23 7ZH and directions for you.

Caldecote Village Hall, Furlong Way, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7ZH. As you head up Furlong Way past the hairdressers, you will see two large iron gates on your right, this is the car park entrance. Free parking on site, Refreshments provided.
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