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Online; Certified Course For Pet Professionals, Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters & Those Responsible for Other Peoples Pets

Level 3 Certified Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) With 10 Hours Of CPD

£47.94

For domestic pet professionals or anyone considering starting a pet business, and wants some advanced pet care and first aid knowledge but can not attend a practical classroom course. This online certified Level 3 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification comes with 10 hours of CPD.

Course syllabus, downloads, topics, duration, and details about this course, can be found in the additional information tabs below.

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About this course

This course is tailored to those who work with pets and need to know comprehensive Pet First Aid. Ideal for dog walkers and pet sitters.

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) covers much more details about the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. The course has been designed to give the pet professional much more information in order to be able to detect early when something is wrong and give the appropriate care.  It is aimed to meet the level 3 pet first aid requirements for pet professionals laid down by the latest government and council guidance.

The course also 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 to cats. We can also provide a free business certificate to place on the wall of your business to show your clients you are all trained.

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

 

Occupations

Dog walkers
Kennels
Pet stores
Vet nurses
Vet students
Instructors
Groomers


Course topics

Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals
Endorsed pet first aid certificate option (extra cost)
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 Accident
Car accidents - injuries and treatment
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
Preventing accidents
Pet 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 Pets health

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 the Temperature
Vital signs
Comprehensive assessment and checking vital signs example
Taking the rectal temperature
Pet Accidents and First Aid

Classifications of an emergency
Pet Recovery Position
What to do if your cat has an accident
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR

Pet CPR Introduction
Pet CPR
Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
Drowning and Treatment
Near and secondary drowning
Near and secondary drowning - vets comments
How realistic is Pet CPR - hear what our vet says
Oxygen and your pet
Administration of Oxygen
Choking

Choking Overview
Choking
Bleeding Control

Types of Bleeding
Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
Pets and tourniquets
New commercial Tourniquets for Dogs
Catastrophic bleeding
Haemostatic dressings on animals
Shock
Shock - vets comment
Different Conditions you may see

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
Injuries

Suspected fractures
Pet fractures treatment
Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
Spinal injuries
Paw Problems
Paws and Claws
Nail and Claw Injuries
Eye problems
Eye Problems
Ear problems
General bandaging
Bandaging the Ear
Bandaging the 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 - vets comments
Snake Bites on Pets
Pet burns
Chemical Burns
Electrocution
Electric shocks - vets comments
Cruciate Ligament
Falls from height
Illness

Pets and Illnesses
Bloat
High Temperatures and Heatstroke
Hyperthermia - vets comments
Hypothermia Treatment
Hypothermia - vets comments
Vomiting in Animals
Vomiting causes and types
Vomiting - vets comments
Seizures and Epilepsy
Diabetes
Allergies in pets
Allergic reactions
Pancreatitis
Cushings Disease
Nose and respiratory problems
Breathing difficulties
Coughing and kennel cough
More about Kennel Cough
Diarrhoea in animals
Stomach conditions
Rabies
Alabama foot rot
Blue-green algae
Hip Dysplasia
Urinary tract infections
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Pyometra
Parasites that affect pets

Fleas
Ticks
Ticks and Lyme disease
Insect Stings
Fly Strike
Lungworm
Processionary caterpillars
Insect stings
Cats

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
Reptiles
Summary to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

Fireworks and thunderstorms
Advanced pet first aid practical (optional and extra fee)
Summary to Advanced Pet First Aid


Assessment

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.

Certification

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

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 8 hours and 34 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
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles

Reviews

The Bridge First Aid
4.9
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Schia Mitchell
Schia Mitchell
10:00 18 Jul 22
I was so delighted to find such a good first aid course local to me. The instructor knew her stuff and was great at getting it across in an interesting and engaging way. I feel much more confident now and will definitely be back for my refresher in three years :) Thank you!
Archie Farrer
Archie Farrer
08:53 09 Jul 22
I had Nikki for my training she was warm and welcoming and she made the course enjoyable and fun .I couldn’t ask for a better instructor
Martin Harvey
Martin Harvey
14:14 17 Jun 22
A very well-organised course, the blend of online and in-person worked really well for me. The online videos and other resources are clear and well-presented. I find first aid training quite daunting to take part in, but the in-person training provided by Nikki was very sensitively handled - Nikki was great at working with a diverse group and ensuring we were following the elements we needed to cover. The organisation of the booking and the follow-up communications have also been excellent. Fully recommended.
Lynn Hawkins
Lynn Hawkins
19:09 12 Jun 22
From my initial phone call asking questions about the course, I received quick and precise communication and support.The blended course enables you to complete the first day around your own calendar over a prolonged period, either do it all at once or 1 hour a day. This was great, it meant I could fit it around work and if I began to fade, I could turn it off and return later.The face to face day was just as good. Nicky presents the information using real life situations, enabling the group to ask learn, laugh and ask questions in a relaxed environment. Thus resulting in us all learning so much more.Nicky, you were right about the 4 hand signals, I think they are totally embedded in my brain and definitely enabled me to understand.I would recommend this course to anyone who wants or needs a first aid qualification.Many thanks to both of you.
John Windsor-smith
John Windsor-smith
17:32 28 May 22
My FAW course with The Bridge first aid Ltd was far superior to any I have previously taken and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
13:19 07 Mar 22
Nikki was absolutely excellent and explained everything in an in depth, but understandable way. Would absolutely recommend and will be back again in three years when all our staff need a refresher!
frances
frances
21:16 25 Feb 22
Very friendly and knowledgeable trainer, made the course enjoyable. I came away feeling confident with what I’d learnt. Thank you.
Adam Stefaniak
Adam Stefaniak
14:09 25 Feb 22
Very happy with the team, very helpful and friendly. The course was well presented, both online and in classroom.
jason weston
jason weston
08:23 20 Jan 22
Fantasic course and made to feel very welcome, informative and made fun so everyone felt at ease.Would highly reccomend The Bridge First Aid.
Hilary Mundell
Hilary Mundell
13:50 26 Nov 21
Thank you! Brilliant memorable couse
Simon Lewis
Simon Lewis
06:08 15 Oct 21
Did an occupational mental health first aid course with Jenny. The simple feedback is that EVERYONE should do this. It doesn't hurt. In fact, for such a serious topic, it's fun at times. Jenny's depth of knowledge and experience brings the subject alive.
Elaine Cole
Elaine Cole
11:11 24 Sep 21
This has to be by far one of the best training courses I've have attended. The course was informative, interactive and extremely relevant. I feel that I have learnt so much and I have been able to retain the information and I'm looking forward to putting my new found knowledge into practice I thoroughly enjoyed it and the course instructor Jenny was fantastic - highly recommend
Adam Salter
Adam Salter
08:19 10 Sep 21
The trainer was clear and delivered the information in a engaging manner. It was an informative session with easy to follow demonstrations as well as the trainer drawing from their own experiences of delivering first aid in real-life situations which added to the day. I went away with video references that further assisted my understanding. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for an understanding of the requirements of a first aider.
Gareth Simpson
Gareth Simpson
20:38 01 Sep 21
Sometimes these courses can feel like they drag on. This was very informative, yet made fun by the instructor while maintaining the understanding the seriousness of correct first aid.Great value for money, giving our staff confidence and well adapted regarding COVID restrictions
Sophie Mason
Sophie Mason
10:46 01 Sep 21
This course was fantastic compared to other first aid courses I have completed in the past. A very lovely, enthusiastic tutor who explained everything so well, great environment and relaxed approach. I will be booking again in 3 years and hope to book onto other courses with this company! Thank you!
Hazel Greenstiles
Hazel Greenstiles
12:15 28 Aug 21
Jenny has got the knack of getting over the important facts about first aid whilst at the same time not giving out so much information to overload one's brain. The nuggets of information enabled me to think more deeply about the topics while remembering the knowledge I would need when involved with helping someone. I would certainly recommend this course to everyone who would like to feel more confident when helping someone. Thank you Jenny.
Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre
08:31 05 Aug 21
Huge thank you to Jenny and Nikki at The Bridge First Aid for delivering our First Aid at Work course to members of our team. From the initial enquiry to the completion of training it was a positive experience. Jenny worked with us to choose the right training for us and was flexible with finding dates. Nikki provided engaging, fun and most importantly memorable training and helped to build confidence to provide high quality, safe First Aid. We would highly recommend them for your training.
Laura Swinburne
Laura Swinburne
18:30 13 Jun 21
The quality of this course was good, professional with friebdly staff, good layouts and very informative course material. Communication was effective qnd organised well right from signup! The course layout was well and nothing wqs too much hastle for the instructor.
Ian Nunn
Ian Nunn
14:27 09 Jun 21
We had Nikki train a group of 4 of us; 2 who have already completed a first aid course, 2 who hadn't (me being in the latter). Her teaching style was very laid back, which helps the group relax and enjoy themselves. She was able to recall many examples with great detail, of previous emergencies that she was either involved with directly, or heard from other first aid instructors. This definitely helped us to remember signs, symptoms and correct courses of action when faced with first aid emergencies.She was patient and answered any and all questions we had, and we all passed with high marks.Couldn't recommend enough for anyone seeking first aid training, either for first timers or for refreshers.
Sarah Groom
Sarah Groom
14:25 17 May 21
Jenny came to do a first time/refresher course to our mixed group of youth workers and Community Centre managers. The course was interesting, informative and very practical about dealing with real life situations. It was also run strictly to Covid regulations. Jenny is very friendly and relaxed and happy to answer all sorts of questions and I finished feeling much more empowered and comfortable about having to deal with a first aid situation.
Liz Diamond
Liz Diamond
17:39 01 May 21
The Bridge First Aid for the workplace training was really excellent. I have been on previous first aid courses which were easily forgettable however the trainer on this course was knowledgeable and explained the content in terms of why certain methods are used. This made the content relevant and memorable. Every step was taken to be socially distanced and the use of the CPR dummies was done in a way everyone was comfortable with. I would highly recommend this Company for training.
Kacey Dean
Kacey Dean
23:50 24 Apr 21
Jenny was a lovely, easy to talk to first aid trainer. I feel like I learnt a lot in this session from the way she explained things so clearly and straight to the point with anecdotes.
agnieszka Echolc
agnieszka Echolc
18:48 17 Apr 21
Professional approach and friendly atmosphere throughout the course. I recommend it wholeheartedly (
EOlley4
EOlley4
11:05 21 Mar 21
I am so impressed. I just did my second course with this company and they are very professional yet approachable. The courses are well organised and access to extra materials is exceptional. They really help me to feel confident about first aid and I will definitely go back to them next time.
Anna Webb
Anna Webb
18:58 19 Mar 21
Enjoyed the 2 day MHFA course. Jenny was a great instructor. Highly recommend.
Nessa Taylor
Nessa Taylor
08:05 22 Feb 21
We have used The Bridge First Aid for many years now and have always found them to be professional and friendly. They have a reassuring technique that builds confidence and great instructors that tailor to the individuals in the group. Highly recommend this company for your training needs.
Cara Anderson
Cara Anderson
13:24 01 Feb 21
From start to finish the course was excellent!!The communication was clear and reassuring in the current circumstances.The online training resource is very informative and easy to use.The practical day was organised very well and I felt safe the whole day.The trainer was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to teach in different ways to work around Covid restrictions.Thank you!!
Jonas Thursby
Jonas Thursby
12:23 04 Jan 21
A very informative yet enjoyable course. The course was very well delivered and a great confidence builder. Would highly recommend.
Sharna Louise McNally
Sharna Louise McNally
17:32 03 Jan 21
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really engaging and interesting in this strange covid time. Would recommend!
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison
11:05 18 Oct 20
Can I just say that this first aid course was the best ever first aid course that I have ever attended. Normally I get ever bored with any courses but I really injoyed this one . top marks to you the bridge first aid 👌
James Lawless
James Lawless
21:23 14 Oct 20
I attended the blended 16hr course to obtain my Outdoor First aid certificate. Jenny’s style is engaging and underpinned by her own real-world experience which I found both reassuring and engaging. She was able to dispense advice using first-hand accounts as well as delivering what the course syllabus requires for the qualification. The blended part of the course was useful as I was able to listen to other experiences from people who were in the practical session renewing qualifications that weren’t necessarily outdoor related. I would definitely recommend Jenny.
Mel Campany
Mel Campany
16:20 14 Oct 20
Jenny has been delivering outstanding first aid training to my nursery for many years now. The bridge first aid educates the staff with a blended online and in classroom learning.Jenny’s understanding a passion for teaching others these lifesaving skills really inspires each one of her learners.We highly recommend The Bridge, thank you Jenny!
Anselm Priest
Anselm Priest
09:09 06 Oct 20
Attended the 2 day mental health first aid course. Really insightful and important during this current time.Highly Recommended!
Haverhill Gateway
Haverhill Gateway
15:17 15 Jul 20
A very thoughtful, practical and enjoyable course, delivered in a friendly manner. Jenny had adapted course well to fulfill social distancing requirements.
Andy Paterson
Andy Paterson
21:16 23 Feb 20
Jenny came to Howlies today and delivered an amazing course, very enjoyable and relaxed tutoring and she instantly made the group feel welcome and want to participate.Her knowledge and resources were brilliant and she encouraged questions at any time.Very much recommend Jenny and the bridge 😊
Jodie Greenfield
Jodie Greenfield
18:23 23 Feb 20
I found this course really informative and helpful. The instructor was very friendly and down to earth. It was very practical so will be easy to make use of it in my dogwalking business.
gary alexander
gary alexander
16:45 09 Feb 20
If you want a course that will give you the confidence to act in emergency this is for you. Not only will Jenny give you the tools to deal with a first aid situation, but most importantly for everyone, the determination to try.Gary
Gillian Bradley
Gillian Bradley
22:49 16 Sep 19
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really interesting and engaging and gave us all lots to think about. I loved how relaxed and approachable Jenny was, throughout the day and how she included relevance to horses and dogs!too! All really useful and incredibly valuable information relevant to my work. A really interesting day whichI can highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.4
  • Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals – Open Response Assessment
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Collaclot™ leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with animals
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use Celox granules
  • Link to Cat World, a digital monthly cat magazine
  • Link to Pure Bengals, the kittens in the cat care videos
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Pet First Aid Trained logo that you can add to your websites, social media and leaflets. Jpeg file
  • Pet first aid CPR flowchart
  • ProTrainings Pet First Aid Dog Bodily Statistics – Handout
  • ProTrainings Pet First Aid Handout – Normal Temperatures Pulse Rates and Respiration Rates for Pets
  • ProTrainings Pet Vital Signs Handout
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet – for humans and pets
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
  • Vestibular­ Syndrome in Dogs and Cats Fact Sheet
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