Online; Canine First Aid Certification. Watch Training Video Lessons To Learn At Your Own Pace

Online; Canine First Aid Certification. Watch Training Video Lessons To Learn At Your Own Pace

Level 2 Certified Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) With 3 Hours Of CPD


Dog owners who want basic canine first aid training but can not attend a practical classroom course. This online Level 2 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification in first aid for dogs comes with 3 hours of CPD.

Canine first aid training topics, duration and details about this online dog course, can be found in the additional information tabs below.


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About this course

Canine 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


Dog owners
Please note, pet professionals, breeders, dog walkers and pet sitters are advised to complete the Advanced course with 6 hrs CPD, or attend a classroom course.

Course topics

Introduction to Canine First Aid

Introduction to Canine First Aid
Canine First Aid Course Overview
What is pet first aid and why do we need it
The vet and your role in first aid
When is Veterinary Care Required
Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
Car Accidents
Pet Proofing your home
How pets show pain
Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
Taking a Pulse
Pet First Aid Kits
CPR, Accidents and First Aid

Breathing and respiratory problems
Pet CPR Introduction
Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
Drowning and Treatment
Pet fractures treatment
Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
Medical Conditions

Types of Bleeding
Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
Pet wrap bandages
Paw Problems
Nail and Claw Injuries
Bandaging the Ear
Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
Bandage aftercare
Vomiting in Animals
Dog Digestive Process
Pets and Illnesses
Stings on animals
High Temperatures and Heatstroke
Hypothermia Treatment
Seizures and Epilepsy
Choking Overview
Snake Bites on Pets
Insect Stings
Different types and sizes of dogs

The Older Dog
Brachycephalic dogs
Summary of Pet First Aid

Fireworks and thunderstorms


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

Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 50 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate


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