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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 16:45

Tuition (£): 50.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is for individuals who would like to learn about canine first aid and the steps you take in a first aid emergency.

Our Canine First Aid Course is a great way to understand some of the basic measures that can be put into action. On completion of the course, you will be issued with a College certificate.

Entry requirements

You should have a genuine interest in dogs and should be keen to establish an understanding of canine first aid.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • First aid procedures including scene assessment and barrier use
  • CPR and rescue breathing
  • Choking
  • Control of serious bleeding
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management
  • Splinting for fractures and dislocations
  • Bandaging minor wounds and more

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by observation of your practical performance throughout the day.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Sensible closed-toe flat footwear
  • Sensible clothing
  • Writing materials
  • Refreshments

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Dog Grooming as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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