Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ)

Online Training Course

Learn the techniques for a wide range of emergencies your pets may get into with this engaging ProTrainings Course.
£34.95 + VAT
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£34.95 + VAT
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care
Video Playtime

6 hours and 54 minutes

Video Count

138 videos





Proof of Completion


This Course Includes:

  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 7.0 hrs CPD Certificate
  • Evidence Based Training Certificate
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Introduction to Advanced Pet First Aid

27 mins
13 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Introduction 2:21
  • Course Overview 2:07
  • Meet Your Vet 1:46
  • and more...
Section 2

Precautions and Safety

9 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Dog Muzzles 4:27
  • Use of Gloves 3:09
  • Approaching a Dog That Has Been Injured 1:58
Section 3

Anatomy and Physiology

32 mins
10 videos
This section includes:
  • External Anatomy 5:49
  • Internal Anatomy 3:46
  • Dog Digestive Process 3:03
  • and more...
Section 4

First Aid Kits and Equipment

21 mins
8 videos
This section includes:
  • Premium Pet First Aid Kit 3:14
  • Pet Bleed First Aid Kit 0:56
  • Elizabethan Collars 4:21
  • and more...
Section 5

Checking a Dog's health

37 mins
9 videos
This section includes:
  • Initial Assessment 3:39
  • Checking Your Dog's Health and Finding Out What Is Normal 6:18
  • Gum Colour 1:22
  • and more...
Section 6

Pet Accidents and First Aid

7 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Classifications of an Emergency 2:06
  • Pet Recovery Position 2:38
  • What to do if your cat has an accident 2:21
Section 7


28 mins
7 videos
This section includes:
  • Dog CPR Introduction 3:53
  • Dog CPR 9:17
  • Dog CPR Practical Demonstration 2:57
  • and more...
Section 8


7 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Choking Overview 2:00
  • Choking 3:51
  • Choking - How common is it at the vets? 1:53
Section 9

Bleeding Control

29 mins
9 videos
This section includes:
  • Types of Bleeding 2:03
  • Dressings, Bandages and Controlling Bleeding 4:28
  • Dogs and haemostatic dressings 4:53
  • and more...
Section 10

Different Conditions you may see

27 mins
13 videos
This section includes:
  • Breathing and Respiratory Problems 3:09
  • Loss of Appetite 1:48
  • Sneezing 1:27
  • and more...
Section 11


71 mins
21 videos
This section includes:
  • Suspected fractures 2:54
  • Dog Fractures Treatment 3:06
  • Types of fractures on animals 2:19
  • and more...
Section 12


48 mins
17 videos
This section includes:
  • Dogs and Illnesses 2:54
  • Bloat and Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) 4:33
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke 2:02
  • and more...
Section 13

Parasites that affect pets

16 mins
6 videos
This section includes:
  • Fleas 3:09
  • Ticks and Lyme Disease 4:22
  • Insect Stings 2:03
  • and more...
Section 14


26 mins
8 videos
This section includes:
  • Restraining a Cat 3:15
  • Cats and Heights 2:31
  • Cat Vaccinations 3:21
  • and more...
Section 15

Different types and sizes of animals

13 mins
5 videos
This section includes:
  • The Older Dog 3:29
  • Brachycephalic dogs 3:16
  • Smaller Pets 3:43
  • and more...
Section 16

Summary of Advanced Pet First Aid

7 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Fireworks and Thunderstorms 4:33
  • Advanced pet first aid practical (optional) 0:40
  • Course Summary 2:41

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Who needs First Aid training?

Most people take First Aid training as a requirement for their job or for their personal life. Whether you work in healthcare or another profession or are simply looking for a new qualification, ProTrainings has the course that is suitable for you! Online courses allow you to train at your own pace, in your own time.

Some professionals that may need a First Aid course include:

  • Pet owners
  • Dog walkers
  • Kennels
  • Pet stores
  • Vet nurses
  • Vet students
  • Instructors
  • Groomers

More about this course

Advanced pet first aid level 3 (VTQ) covers much more detail about the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. The course has been designed to give the pet owner or pet professional much more information in order to be able to detect early when something is wrong and give the appropriate care.

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 for cats.

This course is a ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) and is ideal for pet professionals or individuals.

This course can be taken in two ways:

As an online course - With this, you work through the course over 6 hours and learn from the videos but there is no practical module.  We recommend that you complete a practical module locally with one of our approved instructors.  You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

As a blended course - Blended training is where you complete the online module (6 hours) and a practical module (approx 6 hours) locally with an approved instructor where you also cover practical subjects to gain the full qualification certificate. 

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

This course comes with 7.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 6 hours and 54 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Student Manual (V8.4) - Pet First Aid
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  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Collaclot™ leaflet
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with animals
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • Link to Cat World, a digital monthly cat magazine
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • 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
  • ProPet First Aid Trained Logo - JPEG
  • 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
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet - for humans and pets
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
  • Vestibular­ Syndrome in Dogs and Cats Fact Sheet
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding


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Frequently Asked Questions

What range of pet courses are available?

There are different pet first aid courses from a comprehensive pet first aid course or a canine version to an advanced course for those who would like more information on pet first aid. There is a pet professionals course and specialist courses for security dog owners and one for the emergency services. Dog and cat care courses complete the range.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Is the Security Dog First Aid course endorsed by NASDU?

Yes, the ProTrainings Security Dog First Aid course is endorsed by NASDU and is available as a 100% online, blended or classroom course nationwide through our network of approved and monitored instructors. For details of the course locally please call 01206 805359.

What is Pet First Aid?

Pet first aid is the immediate treatment of sick of injured pets before urgent assistance of a vet.  The courses cover what to do in an emergency as well as how to prevent common accidents and depending on the course, details of different medical conditions and injuries.

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