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Canine First Aid at Home

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Animal Care
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 6.00
Start: 29/06/2024
Tuition: £50
Days/Times: SATURDAY 9:30AM-3:30PM
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

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

The course covers information from our Introductory Canine First Aid course as well as signs of health, restraint techniques and a wider range of first aid situations. 

You should have a genuine interest in dogs and should be keen to establish an understanding of canine first aid. Opportunities will be provided to practise certain procedures. 


  • Normal and abnormal signs of health in dogs
  • Restraint methods: correct use and application of equipment
  • First aid – what it is and what is involved, including scene assessment and barrier use
  • Normal values of temperature, pulse and respiration (theory and practical)
  • First aid situations

Theory and practical: 

  • Scene assessment
  • CPR
  • TPR
  • Bandaging

The course takes place on the Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own: 

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

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

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

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2023 1:00 pm