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Introductory Canine First Aid – January

This course is for individuals who would like to learn about the basics of canine first aid. 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.

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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: 3.00
Start: 19/01/2024
Tuition: £40
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn and have a greater understanding of canine first aid, both theory and practical. 

It is ideal for dog owners, dog walkers, kennel assistants and dog groomers. 

There are no formal entry requirements. 

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

This course covers information on first aid procedures including scene assessment and barrier use. Also covered are: 

  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Control of serious bleeding and bandaging
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management and stabilisation of fractures
  • Normal values: temperature, pulse, respiration

In the session you will learn theory, watch videos and undertake practical learning, all delivered on-site. The course includes: 

  • Scene assessment
  • CPR
  • TPR
  • Bandaging

You will be required to supply your own:

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

There is no formal assessment. 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: January 20, 2023 3:52 pm