Canine First Aid - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is aimed at people who work with dogs and who are eager to complete a canine specific first aid qualification.
The programme will provide an overview of some of the common First Aid situations that could occur when working with dogs, equipping the learner with the knowledge of how to deal with them, as well as learning handling techniques to ensure their safety.
The course is delivered by a qualified Veterinary Nurse who is experienced in all aspects of First Aid.
Topics that are covered will be unique to dog handlers to help deal with emergency situations.
There will be the opportunity to practice some bandaging and other techniques where appropriate throughout the day. The programme will also incorporate information on dog anatomy and an opportunity to discuss correct handling techniques so to ensure safe handling when working with a range of dogs.
Learners will receive a small first aid kit on the day and a certificate of attendance after the course.

Assessment Methods

This course has no requirement for formal assessment. However, learners will be provided with continuous feedback when completing any practical tasks.

Course Summary

Course Title Canine First Aid
Entry Requirements

All learners will need to be comfortable and familiar handling dogs and
do so on a regular basis.

Attendance Requirements The course is held over one day.
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I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved so far. I’ve never been a confident person, so the thought of work experience and spending time with a group of strangers seemed impossible. Now everything’s changed - I completed work experience with the National Animal Welfare Trust at Heaven’s Gate and met some lovely people. This valuable experience reinforced that looking after animals really is my dream job.

Molly Brown- Level 1 Diploma in Animal & Horse Care

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