- Course Code: UKMEC16PFA
- Location: Online
- Duration: 3 hours
- Cost: £99.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Pet First Aid Certificate
Anyone who owns a pet or works with animals will benefit from a pet first aid Certificate. Knowing what to do when a pet is injured or ill is a wonderful chance to save a family pet and make a difference. This information packed course is designed for anyone who wants to learn what to do in the event of a pet emergency, how to handle the situation and how to remain calm to help the pet until they get the veterinary care they need.
The course is broken down into easy to study modules, and is hosted online, so as long as you have access to the internet, you can study anywhere, whether it's when you get home from work or during your lunch break from your desktop computer or your tablet.
Introduction to the Pet First Aid Certificate
This Certificate is brimming with information which has been broken down into six manageable modules to make your studying experience enjoyable and effective. Each module provides you with insight and advice into pet first aid, giving you the knowledge and tools you need to deal with a wide variety of different accidents and incidents involving a host of pets, so you can make a difference and prolong a pet’s life.
At the end of the course you will be required to complete a multiple choice test, which you will be given two chances to pass. On passing you are given instant access to your certificate, which you can download and print, placing it with your CV for your next job interview in the pet industry. All certificates can be verified online, giving potential employers peace of mind that you have completed the necessary training that meets their unique requirements.
The pet first aid Certificate can provide you with a lifelong knowledge which may be needed in an emergency.
What You Will Learn
This course is filled with information relating to pet first aid. It is designed to give you the basic skills needed to handle all types of situations involving your pet or animals at your place of work, whether you work in a pet shop or veterinary practice. The course’s six modules will give you a complete overview into pet first aid, this includes the following:
- Introduction and importance of veterinary services
- Gain information on general pet health
- Learn about registering with your local vet and making visits
- Get insight into the anatomy of a dog
- Learn the different causes of limping in dogs
- Get tips on examining pets at home
- Learn about pet digestion
- Learn about checking vital signs
- Know the signs of dehydration and what to do
- Learn how to examine wounds and how to stop bleeding effectively
- Know how to treat burns on all pets
- Get an understanding on how to treat a choking pet
- Know what to do in the event a pet goes into shock
- Learn basic CPR for pets
- Understand what it takes to approach an injured animal
- Learn the different tools and techniques to restrain an animal
- Know the signs and symptoms of frost bite
- Drowning and near drowning first aid
- Get insight into household hazards
- Learn about poisoning and treatments
- Know the home treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea
There are numerous benefits to completing a pet first aid Certificate online, these include:
- Study online at your own pace and in your own time
- Take a week to complete the course or a few months, there is no set time schedule for completion
- Accessible on most modern devices as long as you are connected to the internet
- Online support throughout your study experience
- Lifetime access to the modules
- Industry recognised certification
- Certificates are verifiable online as an added convenience
- Fast track your career
- Start using your new knowledge without delay
- Continue your education in pet awareness
Module 1 : Introduction – The Importance of Veterinary Services, Different Types of Services, and Necessary Equipment for Pet First Aid Kits
- Why pets are special and deserve special attention
- Importance of veterinary services
- General information on pet health
- Registering with the city and obtaining animal licenses
- Anatomy of a dog
- Home examination tips for pets; early detection
- Examination of ears, nose, mouth, abdomen, feet, nails and tail
- Different causes of limping
- Checking your pet for vital signs
- How to check for temperature, heartbeat and respiration rate
- Signs, causes and home treatment for dehydration
- How to treat external and internal wounds and stop bleeding
- Causes and types of burns and different ways to treat burns
- First aid in case of choking, including the Heimlich Manoeuvre
- Symptoms, causes and first aid treatment for shock
- Artificial respiration and Basic CPR for large and small pets
- Approaching an injured pet, communication
- Physical restraint, tools and techniques
- Muzzles, leashes and collars, how to lift an injured dog
- Environmental and food allergies
- Treating hypothermia
- Signs, symptoms and treatment of frostbite
- First aid and preventative care for drowning and near drowning
- Infection and abscesses
- Household hazards that may prove dangerous to pets
- Poisoning and home treatment
- Home care for vomiting and diarrhoea
- Nose bleeds and chest trauma
I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
This course was fun and flexible. I could study it at my own convenience, leaving it and going back to it in between my other commitments.
I was then required to answer a few multiple choice questions at the end in order to receive my certificate which is stored in my account so that I can download it at any time. It is a good qualification to add to my CV when looking to work with pets.
I really enjoyed it and it will benefit me in my future career plans. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Stacey Baigan – Edinburgh
Well worth the few hours needed.
A good course that covers all the basics and will leave you confident and equipped to deal with any emergencies as they arise, from basic equipment needed, to how to do CPR on your dog or cat, to administering medicines and dealing with burns, breaks and drownings.
It gave me a lot of tips and pointers to explore the issues further as well as first aid equipment to buy. Providing you read through all of the modules, you’ll be able to pass the course quite easily.
Good value for money for what I paid for this course. Well worth the few hours needed.
Adam Waldron, Wirral
The information was very clear and well set out.
I completed this course to become more confident in my job as a dog walker. The information was very clear and well set out, and perfectly set me up for the test at the end.
With my pass, I’m sure that I will receive more clientele who can now see that I am trustworthy and qualified to be looking after their beloved pets.
This qualification not only looks good on a CV but could be used in situations in everyday life. Hopefully I can one day use the skills I’ve learnt on this course in order to safe a pet’s life.
Hope Walker – Orpington
I look forward to completing many more courses
I found the course straight forward and easy to follow.
It’s given me a great understanding of first aid procedures and has outlined some important aspects of looking after pets in general. It paid particular attention to the description of the CPR procedure. I will come in very useful.
The multi choice test at the end is easy to complete and I found the worksheets at the end of each module very helpful to outline the important aspects.
I look forward to completing many more courses on offer to help progress my new dog walking and pet care business.
Georgina Batty – Doncaster
Simple and understandable language.
This online course gave me the opportunity to plan my study time around the rest of my day, instead of the other way around. I was able to study and work when I was at my peak energy, whether that’s early morning or late at night.
The course material was always accessible online, so there was no need to schedule special trips to a library either. It makes a good option for everyone who needs to keep the balance between their work and family commitments.
Simple and understandable language. I really recommend to anyone who would like to improve qualifications.
Urszula Jakobczak – Galway, Ireland
I have learned a lot of new things
I took two courses related to Pet Sitting business and care. I have learned a lot of new things. Some information was completely new to me. I also got a lot of good tips on how to run a dog walking business.
It was all very easy to follow and I enjoyed the recap and test at the end of each module. First aid course gives me more confidence when it comes to care of dogs.
I have downloaded all the modules and will be reading through them every now and then to refresh my memory. Thank You for putting it all together.
Lucie Markova – Largoward
Who can take the Pet First Aid Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 7 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 7 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 7 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Pet First Aid Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.