Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) online and blended part one
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) online and blended part one at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 6 hours and 51 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
£34.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Advanced pet first aid 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 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 to 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 is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.

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.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

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

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 51 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.

Introduction to Advanced Pet First Aid

  • 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

CPR

  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Near and secondary drowning
  • Oxygen and your pet
  • Administration of Oxygen

Choking

  • Choking Overview
  • Choking
  • 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
  • Shock

Different Conditions you may see

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Sneezing
  • Dehydration in pets
  • Lethargy
  • Urination Problems
  • Weakness and collapse

Injuries

  • 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
  • Electrocution
  • Cruciate Ligament

Illness

  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Bloat
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Vomiting causes and types
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Allergies in pets
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cushings Disease
  • Coughing and kennel cough
  • Diarrhoea in animals
  • Rabies
  • Alabama foot rot
  • Blue-green algae
  • Pyometra

Parasites that affect pets

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Insect Stings
  • Fly Strike
  • Lungworm
  • Processionary caterpillars

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 of Advanced Pet First Aid

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Advanced pet first aid practical (optional)
  • Advanced Pet First Aid Open Response Questions V1.0
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.2
  • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
  • Animal PoisonLine Poster
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

What People are Saying

“Found this really useful for my pet boarding business, i believe our council are making this mandatory for all licensed boarders. Thank you”

- Gillian, owner from CA

“informative and interesting”

- Amber, animal rescue from North Yorkshire
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